Frequently Asked Questions

How often do you meet?

We meet September through June at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie, OR - typically on the second Friday and Saturday of the month. On Fridays we gather from 1-5pm and on Saturdays we meet from 9am-5pm. 


What if I live far away - can I still attend?

Because we are a highly experiential training program and do a lot of things “hands on” and in community, it is always best if you can be here in person and we highly recommend that if at all possible, you be present. But many people want to partake in our program because it is Franciscan and there aren’t a lot of options for this training. In this case, we use Zoom Video Conferencing to help you attend. We DO require you to be physically present at the September, January and June gatherings and you can attend via Zoom the other months.


Are there any scholarships available?

We do not have scholarships available. But we do encourage you to consider what you can pay...and prayerfully invite others to invest in your training and development by helping to support you as you learn and grow. Whether you do this with a personal ask or a GoFundMe type approach - any donations that you gather will be designated for your training. If you want more info, please contact Paula.


Are payment plans available?

Yes - here are some options. Feel free to ask if you have other needs. 

  • Annual - you can pay all at once - $1750/year.

  • Bi-annual - You can pay 2 yearly installments (4 total) - with $875 due in September and $875 due in January. That would repeat in the second year of the SDTP.

  • Monthly - $175/month (for 10 months in session)



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PAY for Spiritual Direction

in Aston, PA

Franciscan Spiritual Center

2512 SE Monroe St - Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

Phone: 503-794-8542      Email:

OPEN Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm