DD8981F / DD8982F | Spiritual Exercises and Theory

DD8981F / DD8982F | Spiritual Exercises and Theory
Starts from:Mon, January 30, 2017 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Campus Location

99 Studley Park Rd,Kew,Victoria,Australia

Course Feature
  • Unit Points 30 Points
  • Assessment Type Write six 1000-word papers, one per month, on specific elements of the Spiritual Exercises (weighting 50%) | Write one 6000-word paper (weighting 50%)
Class Description

This units runs in both Semester 1 (DD8981F) and Semester 2 (DD8982F). The unit aims to help the student reflect on the experience of making the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, understand the dynamic of the Exercises and prepare him or her to become a giver of the Spiritual Exercises.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of these units, it is expected that students will be able to:

  1. articulate a detailed knowledge of the history, theory, content and context of the Spiritual Exercises;
  2. demonstrate a knowledge of the dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises;
  3. practice the ability, under supervision in triad groups, to enter into spiritual conversation;
  4. apply an appropriated theoretical framework for personal discernment and decision-making, and show an aptitude for helping others in their personal discernment.

 

Pre-requisites

A prerequisite for this unit is the experience of making the full Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, either as a 30-day experience (the 20th Annotation retreat), or as a 30-week experience — (the 19th Annotation retreat).

 


 

Schedule

Semester 1 | 9:00am-5:00pm | Monday 30 January – Friday 3 February, 2017

Semester 2 | 9:00am-5:00pm | Monday 2 October – Friday 6 October, 2017

Monthly supervision group meetings: 6 x 2.5 hours

Total 88 hours.

 

Location

Conference Room, Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality | 99 Studley Park Road, Kew, Victoria

 

Lecturer/s

Revd Dr Michael Smith SJ

 


 

Recommended Reading

Fleming, D.L., Draw Me into Your Friendship: The Spiritual Exercises, St. Louis: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1996.

Ivens, M., Understanding the Spiritual Exercises, Surrey: Inigo Enterprises, 1998.

Tetlow, J., Choosing Christ in the World: Directing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Louis: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 2000.

Tylenda, J., A Pilgrim’s Journey: The Autobiography of St. Ignatius Loyola, revised edn, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2001.

Reference Texts Barry, W.A., Letting God Come Close: An Approach to the Spiritual Exercises, Chicago: Loyola University Press, 2001.

Dyckman, K. et al, The Spiritual Exercises Reclaimed: Uncovering Liberating Possibilities for Women, Manwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2001.

Fleming, D.L., Draw Me into Your Friendship: The Spiritual Exercises, St. Louis: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1996.

Green, T.H., Weeds Among the Wheat: Discernment – Where Prayer and Action Meet, Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 1990.

Hedberg, T.M. & B. Caprio, A Code of Ethics for Spiritual Directors, Pecos, New Mexico: Dove Publications, 1992.

Lonsdale, D., Dance to the Music of the Spirit: The Art of Discernment, London: Dartman, Longman, Todd, 1992.

O’Callaghan, J.F., The Autobiography of St. Ignatius Loyola, with related documents, New York: Fordham University Press, 2001.

Schemel, G. & J. Roemer, Beyond Individuation to Discipleship, Private printing. Toner, J.J., A Commentary on Saint Ignatius’ Rules for the Discernment of Spirits, St. Louis: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1982.

Toner, J.J., Discerning God’s Will, St. Louis: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1991.

 

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