Key Meditations and Rules in the Spiritual Exercises
175 Royal Parade,Parkville,Victoria,Australia
Fr Pavulraj Michael SJ Fr Pavulraj Michael is an Indian Jesuit belonging to the Madurai Province who entered the Society of Jesus in 1984. He was ordained a Priest in 1996 and took his final vows in 2003. Before entering the Society, Fr Michael completed a B.Sc. in Chemistry. During his formation he completed higher degrees in Chemistry, Philosophy and Theology. He has specialised in Spiritual Theology with a special reference to Ignatian Spirituality in La Universidad de Comillas, Madrid, Spain. He is the Director of Novices and also the editor of the Jesuit Tamil Magazine ‘Thoothan’. He currently teaches spirituality at the Pontificia Università Gregoriana in Rome.
This unit will provide an in-depth study of the key meditations of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and his Rules for the Discernment of Spirits from a director’s viewpoint. It will enhance a student’s understanding of the essential elements in the art of giving the Exercises.
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- critically reflect on the key meditations of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and his Rules for the Discernment of Spirits;
- demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the essential elements in the Exercises;
- distinguish the role that each of the key meditations plays in preparing the Exercitant for the Election in the Second Week of the Exercises;
- appraise the interplay between the Rules for Discernment of Spirits and the Election.
Unit taught by Rev Dr Pavulraj Michael SJ in 2017.
Some of his recent publications include:
Ignatius and his understanding of God (Gregorianum 95/1, 2014);
“Avatar” and Incarnation: Gita Spirituality and Ignatian Spirituality at the Crossroads (Gregorianum 97/2, 2016);
Active Indifference (Ignis, 2016).
To be scheduled in 2019
For academic credit $2,400
Not for academic credit $1,200
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