Spiritual Exercises: Practice

Spiritual Exercises: Practice
Starts from:Mon, March 25, 2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Campus Location

887 Swanston Street,Parkville,VIC,Australia

Course Feature
  • PRE-REQUISITES DD8221J/ DD8229J Spiritual Exercises Theory 1; and 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).
Class Description

This unit runs in both Semester 1 (DD8251J) and Semester 2 (DD8241J).


In these units, students will be prepared for the ministry of spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition and for giving the full Spiritual Exercises under supervision.  Students will practice spiritual direction skills in daily quad groups, and learn how to use Ignatian frameworks and adapted forms of the Exercises to help directees explore their spiritual experience. In these units, students will reflect on opportunities and challenges for spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition within their ministry context.


LEARNING OUTCOMES – DD8241J

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

  1. articulate a detailed understanding of how the Spiritual Exercises are a resource for spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition;
  2. describe the dispositions and key skills required for spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition;
  3. reflect under supervision in quad groups, a practical ability to provide spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition;
  4. demonstrate an aptitude, under supervision in quad groups, for helping others in their personal discernment.

LEARNING OUTCOMES – DD8251J

Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

  1. articulate a detailed understanding of how the Spiritual Exercises are a resource for spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition;
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the dispositions and key skills required for spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition;
  3. demonstrate, under supervision in quad groups, a practical ability to provide spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition;
  4. demonstrate an aptitude, under supervision in quad groups, for helping others in their personal discernment;
  5. analyse the opportunities and challenges for spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition within their ministry context.

 CO-LECTURER(S)

Professor Maryanne Confoy RSC and Fr Sacha Bermudez-Goldman SJ


DATES

Semester 1: DD8251J – 25th to 29th March 2019

Semester 2: DD8241J – 2nd to 6th September 2019


TIME

One-week intensive – 9.00am-5.00pm daily


VENUE

Newman College, 887 Swanston Street, Parkville VIC 3052


FEES

For academic credit                       $2,448 (per unit)

Not for academic credit                $1,224 (per unit)


RECOMMENDED READING

Fleming, David L. Draw me into your Friendship: The Spiritual Exercises. St. Louis, MO: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1996.

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

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

Barry, William A, & William J. Connolly. The Practice of Spiritual Direction. San Francisco, CA: Harper, 2009.

Barry, William A. Spiritual Direction and the Encounter with God: A Theological Inquiry. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2004.

Buckley, Suzanne (ed). Sacred is the Call. New York, NY: Crossroad Publishing, 2005.

Cowan, Marian, and Futrell, John C. Companions in grace: a handbook for directors of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. St. Louis, MO: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 2000.

Dyckman, Katherine, and L. Patrick Carrol.  Inviting the Mystic, Supporting the Prophet: An Introduction to Spiritual Direction. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1981.

Hamel, J. Thomas. ‘Discovering what Ignatius does not say’, Review for Religious 69/1 (2010), 31-46.

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

Lonsdale, S.J., David. ‘Traditions of Spiritual Guidance: Towards a Theology of Spiritual Direction’. The Way 32/4 (1992), 312- 319.

Marsh, Robert R. ‘Receiving and Rejecting: On Finding a Way in Spiritual Direction’ The Way 45/1 (2006), 7-21.

Marsh, Robert R., ‘Imagining Ignatian Spiritual Direction’, The Way 48/3 (2009), 27-42.

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

O’Leary, Brian. ‘What is specific to an Ignatian model of spiritual direction?’ The Way 47/1-2 (2008), 9-28.

Osorio, Hermann R. ‘Spiritual accompaniment during the Spiritual Exercises according to St. Ignatius of Loyola’. Review of Ignatian Spirituality 108 (2005), 73-91.

Ruffing, Janet K. Spiritual Direction: Beyond the Beginnings. New York, NY: Paulist Press, 2000.


 

  • Sacha Bermudez-Goldman SJ

    LECTURER

    Sacha Bermudez-Goldman SJ, joined the Jesuits in 1999 and was ordained in 2007. He has coordinated the Australian Jesuits’ young adult ministry and has served as director of Jesuit Refugee Service Australia. He recently completed his Doctorate in Spirit...

  • Maryanne Confoy RSC

    LECTURER

    Prof Maryanne Confoy RSC is a Religious Sister of Charity and Professor of Pastoral Theology at Pilgrim Theological College and University of Divinity. Maryanne and Michael Smith established the foundation of the Arrupe® Program and was one of its first...