The Way

The Way


What is The Way?

Est. Cavan, Ireland 2012

The Way (Formerly School of Holiness) is a human and spiritual development program for college students (ages 18-29). It began in Cavan, Ireland in June 2012, and increased steadily in size and content each year. The Way gives young adults the opportunity to take a few weeks out of their regular lives to reflect on themselves, their relationships with others, and their relationships with God. 

The Way is run by the organisation Direction for Our Times.

After a one-year break due to relocation, we were delighted to resume School of Holiness this past summer, for a two-week period from July 8th – 21st. The school was hosted in The Emmaus Center in Dublin and was taught as before by the Direction for Our Times faculty. 

This year The Way featured The Backpack Program as the primary curriculum resource. The Backpack teaches human wellbeing from psychological, social, and spiritual angles, all within the framework of the Roman Catholic faith. In an interactive learning environment students are taught how to have healthy relationships with God, with other people, and with themselves. Neuroscience and Scriptural teaching are combined to create a dynamic and contemporary curriculum in which students are encouraged to see themselves positively, as spiritual beings on a journey in the world.

Christian fellowship is a key component of The Way. Students come from many different corners of the world and socialising is a natural and integral part of the program. Mass and adoration are woven into the daily routine. We schedule field trips and plenty of free time to ensure that students can take in as much of Ireland’s beautiful culture and landscape as possible. 

Visit our testimonials page to find out what students have said about their SOH experience.

The full tuition cost includes: bus transfers to and from the airport, all accommodation, 3 meals per day for duration of the program, field trip expenses, and full tuition fees. 

Please contact us if you or anyone you know would be interested in attending The Way 2019!

Please note that spaces are limited. We encourage you to make contact and apply right away: email or call 708 496 9300.  We look forward to hearing from you!