Key Meditations and Rules in the Spiritual Exercises

Key Meditations and Rules in the Spiritual Exercises
Starts from:Tue, January 1, 2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Campus Location

175 Royal Parade,Parkville,Victoria,Australia

Course Feature
  • 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. 
Class Description

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.


Learning Outcomes

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

  1. critically reflect on the key meditations of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and his Rules for the Discernment of Spirits;
  2. demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the essential elements in the Exercises;
  3. distinguish the role that each of the key meditations plays in preparing the Exercitant for the Election in the Second Week of the Exercises;
  4. appraise the interplay between the Rules for Discernment of Spirits and the Election.

LECTURER

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).


DATE

To be scheduled in 2019


TIME

TBC


VENUE

TBC


FEES

For academic credit                       $2,400

Not for academic credit                $1,200


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: Inigo Enterprises, 1998.

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

Coleman, G. Walking with Inigo: A Commentary on the Autobiography of St. Ignatius. Gujarat: Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, 2001.

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

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

Aschenbrenner, G.A. Stretched for Greater Glory, What to Expect from the Spiritual Exercises, Chicago: Loyola Press, 2004.

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

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

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

Tetlow, J.A. The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola – With Commentary. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, 1992.

Williams, M. The Gift of Spiritual Intimacy Following the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius. Ottawa: Novalis, 2009.