The program will be held at Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center, located at The Center at Donaldson, where the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ American Province resides. Our beginning date for the first session is August 20-21, 2021. The application process should be completed by July 31, 2021 at the latest.

The dates of the program are as follows:

  • 2021

    August 20-21
    October 1-2
    December 10-11

  • 2022

    February 25-26
    April 5-9*
    June 3-4
    August 19-20
    October 4-8*
    December 9-10

  • 2023

    February 24-25




    * longer workshop formation

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Program Registration Fee and Application

To register for the program, applications must be submitted with a $50 non-refundable application fee by July 31, 2021. Paper applications should be sent to Lindenwood Retreat & Conference Center, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513. The registration fee is based on a minimum of twelve people registering and covers the 19-month program; however, it does not include the purchase of books related to each topic. While we prefer full payment in advance of beginning the program, we can make special arrangements and divide the program fee into four equal payments due August and February of each year. Bi-monthly payments can also be made throughout the program.

Full Registration Fee: $2400 for all ten sessions, and 16 overnights. If you are resident of the The Center at Donaldson or commuting to Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center, you will receive the commuter rate of $2000. Please request information about this.

If you are in need of assistance for the cost you may apply for a partial scholarship from our Gift of the Spirit.

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