DS9109J Key Meditations and Rules in the Spiritual Exercises
29 College Crescent,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. It will enhance a student’s understanding of the essential elements in the art of giving the Exercises. Specific sessions in relation to the key meditations will include: contemplation to attain love, principle and foundation, the contemplation of Christ, three degrees of humility, three classes of people, discernment and types of election.
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- enunciate an in-depth appreciation of the key meditations of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and his Rules for the Discernment of Spirits from a director’s viewpoint
- demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the essential elements in the art of giving 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.
Fr Pavulraj Michael SJ
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).
Intensive: Monday 17th July 2017 to Friday 21st July 2017
9.00am to 5.00pm daily
Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville VIC 3052
For academic credit $2,286
Not for academic credit $1,143