DS9101J / DS9109J Identity, Vocation and Mission

DS9101J / DS9109J Identity, Vocation and Mission
Starts from:Tue, February 27, 2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Campus Location

175 Royal Parade,Parkville,Victoria,Australia

Course Feature
  • Ignatian Spirituality This unit is a key unit in the Graduate Certificate in Ignatian Spirituality or can be taken as an elective within the Spirituality or Spiritual Direction pathways.
Class Description

DS9101J is the face-to-face class

DS9109J is the online class (Online students will be able to view the lectures 24 hours after the Tuesday morning class, videos available on ARK).

In this unit, students will explore how the three interconnected elements of Ignatian spirituality — identity, vocation and mission — play out in their lives.  Students will be guided to address such fundamental questions as: Who am I before God? What are my deepest desires? With whom am I called to be? Where do I belong? What am I called to do? How am I generative in my life? Answers to these questions will be informed by the Christian vision of the world rooted in the experience and writings of the sixteenth-century Basque saint, Ignatius of Loyola. He documents his encounter with God in these writings particularly in the Spiritual Exercises. The dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises will be used as a template for spiritual growth.


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

  1. analyse use of the graces prayed for in the four “Weeks” of the Spiritual Exercises as a guiding matrix;
  2. describe the Ignatian understanding of the interplay between imagination, desire and mission;
  3. outline the development of a discerned sense of missional identity as informed by prayer and spiritual conversation;
  4. synthesise their lived experience with the identity, vocation, mission dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises.


Deborah Kent


Tuesday mornings in Semester 1

First class commences on 27th February 2018


9:00am to 12:00pm, Tuesday morning during Semester 1


Jesuit College of Spirituality, 175 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052

Nadal Classroom


For academic credit                       $2,400

Not for academic credit                $1,200

  • Deborah Kent


    Deborah Kent is the Head of College (and CEO) of Jesuit College of Spirituality. Deborah comes to JCS from Siena College where she was the Deputy Principal of Mission and Catholic Identity, following a diverse career in teaching, journalism and business. ...