Annand Program for Spiritual Formation

The Annand Program for Spiritual Formation offers resources to all Yale Divinity School students.

The Annand Program has been part of the life of Yale Divinity School since 1990. At that time, Dean James Annand envisioned a program that would provide spiritual formation resources for the whole Yale Divinity School community. The generosity of many alumni/ae, raising over a million dollars, made his dream a reality. The Annand Program is sponsored by Berkeley Divinity School, and it serves all the students of Yale Divinity School. 

Spiritual Formation Offerings

  • Spiritual Wayfinding

    Free meetings with a trained mentor who will meet with you once a month to listen with you to what is going on spiritually in your life

  • Small Group Experiences

    Students can sign up for small groups that focus on a particular topic, person of prayer, or way of praying.

  • Day Retreats

    Every semester Annand offers a one-day (or half-day) retreat exploring a particular way of encountering the Divine, such as centering prayer.

  • Berkeley Class Retreats

    Each Berkeley makes an annual retreat or pilgrimage as a part of their spiritual formation. This builds patterns of reflection and prayer that sustain ministry.