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Cultivating a life of prayer and spiritual community in the midst of family, study, and career

June 2021- April 2022

  • Are you longing to deepen your spiritual life?
  • Are you working, studying, raising a family?
  • Do you want to be part of a learning and praying community?

The Sisters of St. John the Divine (Anglican) invite you to consider becoming a Companion Online, at no cost except for books and materials.

Open to those of all Christian expressions, Companions Online is an opportunity to become “monastics in the world,” living a Benedictine rhythm of prayer, work, study, and recreation. Online Companions learn to develop practices that support and nurture their spiritual life from the comfort of their homes.

Classes explore the images of God, how to pray, growth in self-knowledge, how personality shapes our spiritual life,  the monastic tradition that has given shape to Christian culture through the centuries, and new forms of contemplative and communal life.

Online Companions meet regularly for classes and discussion groups, and commit to times of personal prayer at home. They share in book studies, participate in on-line worship experiences, and screen films relevant to spiritual growth and self-understanding. Online Companions will develop spiritual disciplines following the liturgical year, plumbing the richness that the rhythms of each season offer.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for the 2021-2022 Cohort have closed for this year. Thank you for your interest!

To learn more, or to apply, email Shannon Frank-Epp, Program Coordinator, at
phone St. John’s Convent at 416-226-2201, ext. 316

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