Christine Luna Munger

Professional Faculty


Christine Luna Munger is the coordinator of the Spiritual Direction Certificate.

  • Intercultural Theology & Spirituality
  • Ignatian Spirituality
  • Benedictine Spirituality
  • Ordinary Spirituality
  • U.S. Hispanic Theology
  • Feminist Theology

Ph.D., Practical Theology
Saint Thomas University, Miami Gardens, Florida, 2014

Master of Arts, Christian Spirituality
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2006

Bachelor of Arts, Theology and Peace Studies, Community Studies Concentration
College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota, 2002

Specialized Training:

  • Supervision of Spiritual Directors
    Together in Mystery, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2015–2016
  • Certificate in Spiritual Direction and Retreat Direction
    Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2006
  • Fundamental Skills for Building Inclusive Community/Models and Processes for Community Transformation
    Kaleidoscope Institute, Los Angeles, California, 2007

Community Reflection. (2007). College of Saint Benedict Reunion Mass, St. Joseph, MN

Lilly Endowment, Inc., Theology Institutes for High School Youth, Encuentro: Saint Catherine University Theology Institute (2016–2019).

Dissertation, Five Ordinary Movements for Practical Theological Spiritual Formation, Saint Thomas University (2014).

Lilly Endowment, Inc. Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation, Companions on a Journey, College of Saint Benedict.

Coordinator, Spiritual Direction Certificate & Professional Professor of Theology, St. Catherine University, Department of Theology, 2012–Present

Adjunct Professor of Theology, St. Thomas University, School of Theology and Ministry, Miami Gardens, Florida, 2010–2012

Assistant Director, Companions on a Journey—Theological Exploration of Vocation, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota, 2003–2009

Trainer & Associate, Kaleidoscope Institute, Los Angeles, California, 2007–Present

International Non-profit Volunteer, Nicaragua Network and Project Minnesota—Managua and Leon, Nicaragua, 2002–2003

(2010). “Motherhood as Training for Spiritual Companioning,” Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, Vol. 16 (No. 4).

(2008). “Book review: “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation” by Eboo Patel for Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction.

Video: Spiritual Direction with Young Adults.

(2006). "Back to the Basics: Movements in Everyday Living and Contemplative Spirituality," unpublished Master’s final integrating essay, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.

(2015). "Tending Sacred Space in Group Spiritual Direction: Facilitating Contemplative and Inclusive Practices." Spiritual Directors International, Annual Conference & Educational Events, Louisville, Kentucky.

(2014–2015). "Deepening Your Ignatian Retreat Experiences." Monthly spirituality series, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota.

(2014). "The Practice of Group Spiritual Direction among Lay and Religious Women: A Case-Study Exploration of Benedictine Hospitality and a Method of Listening in Layers." College Theology Society, La Trobe, Pennsylvania.

(2011). "Mariology." Church of Saint Bartholomew, Archdiocese of Miami Adult Catechetical Training.

(2011). "Desarollo Humano." St. Brendan’s High School, Archdiocese of Miami Adult Catechetical Training.

(2009). "Knowing, Naming, Meaning." Institute for Pastoral Ministry, Center for Holistic Spirituality, Saint Thomas University, Miami, Florida.

(2008). "Openness and Authenticity through Accompaniment: Core Traits and Skills Found in Effective Small Group Settings." Institute on College Student Values in Tallahassee, Florida.

(2007). "Balance as Spiritual Practice." Women’s Spirituality Conference, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN.

(2006). "Spirituality and God Images: Journeying with College Students." Facilitator’s In-service, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph.

(2003–2008). "Introduction to Group Spiritual Companioning." Day-long seminar, offered in various locations over 20 times.