Strengthening the knowledge and minds of our Fellows is only the first step. Growth requires good soil and cultivation. The heart of the Boston Fellows program is the development of habits of the heart, classic spiritual disciplines and perspectives to help young professionals grow long beyond the program year. It’s all off-the-job training. Just as athletes and soldiers and surgeons practice their skills until they become literally a “second nature,” so we entrench the Fellows in practices designed to form their souls.