Program Outline

The Prairie Jubilee Program is a two year training program in spiritual formation and Spiritual Direction. It follows a mentorship model with home-based practicum requirements.

The program uses the enneagram symbol of transformation as a map of the inner life. It involves:

  • understanding oneself and others
  • being faithful to one’s inner soul life that sees no divide between heart and intellect
  • opening to the world of spirit while being grounded in the Christian tradition
  • practicing forms of service, meditation and prayer that can transform our lives.Integrative elements are consciously woven into each day, and prayer and study provide contemplative dimensions.

Prairie Jubilee seeks to explore the interrelationship of body, soul & spirit.

Our aim is to deepen our understanding of the nature of personality, it’s place of service to our deeper self and to the world, and to be more conscious of the influence of spirit in our lives.

With this as the basis for our spiritual development, we focus on the art of listening, discernment, contemplation and imagination, and seek to broaden our understanding of soulful living as the basis for true right action.

We mentor, support and supervise participants, helping them to engage as catalysts in creating contemplative communities and providing spirit-filled leadership wherever their journeys take them.

Fostering commitment to traditional and contemporary practices of the spiritual life, Jubilee fosters inner change and offers a path of spiritual self-development.

In a busy world Jubilee offers Sabbath and a rich network of companions for the journey.

Each participant is accompanied by a mentor.

Year 1 components

  • Two 6-day residencies – one from Sept 4 to Sept 10, 2018 and another from April 25 to May 1, 2019
  • Assigned and supplementary reading
  • Three theme papers and one integration paper
  • Three day silent retreat
  • Regular spiritual direction
  • Facilitation of a monthly home-based Journey Group

Year 2 components

  • Two 6-day residencies – one from Sept 19 to Sept 25, 2019 and another from April 30 to May 6, 2020
  • Assigned and supplementary reading
  • Three theme papers and one position paper
  • Four day silent retreat
  • Continuation of regular spiritual direction
  • Supervised practicum in providing spiritual direction
  • Participation in a monthly home-based peer-support group

On completion of the program participants will receive a Prairie Jubilee Certificate. 

All Residencies will take place at Sandy Saulteaux Centre located in Beausejour, Manitoba, Canada


Prairie Jubilee is now taking applications for Cycle 9. This two year cycle starts with its first Residency on September 20, 2018.

There are no educational prerequisites for application to Prairie Jubilee. Applications are evaluated by the Instructors.

***Application deadline for this cycle must be in by July 1, 2018.


To register or for more information  Email Cheryl Kinney Matheson

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