Prairie Jubilee is now Accepting Applications for Cycle 7

Cycle 7 of the Prairie Jubilee Program is now accepting applications.

The first residency of this cycle begins on September 11, 2014.

Please see program details below.


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 September 11 – 17, 2014 and another from April 30 – May 6, 2015
  • 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  September 17 – 23, 2015 and another from April 28 – May 4, 2016
  • 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 7. This two year cycle starts with its first Residency on September 11, 2014.

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 August 1, 2014.

Academic credit

This program may be taken for credit through The United Centre for Theological Studies, University of Winnipeg. Students seeking credit would also need to meet U of W academic prerequisites.

To register, and for information about the University of Winnipeg credit option,  Email Cheryl Kinney Matheson

For detailed information about the curriculum, see the University of Winnipeg website at
Course GTheo 7415


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