The Annand Program for Spiritual Formation

The James E. Annand Program for Spiritual Formation allows students from the whole Yale Divinity School community to discover the fundamentals of prayer and Christian discipleship from seasoned clergy and lay teachers. Sponsored by Berkeley Divinity School, the program is a gift to the larger Yale community adding a spiritual grounding to the academic life. It encourages students both to learn to pray and to regard prayer as a foundation of Christian learning. Students are encouraged to develop a rule of life, and while in seminary a number of them establish formal relationships with one of the nearby monastic communities.