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Companions Online

Thank you for your interest but unfortunately we have had to cancel the  Companions Online Program for 2024-2025.

We look forward to reopening the Online program for the 2025-2026 year. Applications will reopen January 2025.

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

September 2025 – June 2026

  • 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.

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.

$50.00/month is suggested. If cost is a hindrance, please contact the Companions Coordinator. Financial assistance is available.

Applications Open: January 1, 2025.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2025.

To learn more, or to apply, email Shannon Epp, Program Coordinator, at
phone St. John’s Convent at 416-226-2201, ext. 342


Read what previous participants have said about the program in the April 2022 edition of The Anglican. Article on page 12.

Listen to the 2021-2022 Companions Online participants share their experiences:

Can you see yourself in this picture? Online and Residential Companions Welcome Ceremony.

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