Ignatian Discernment and Christian Decision-Making

Ignatian Discernment and Christian Decision-Making
Starts from:Wed, January 1, 2020 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Campus Location

175 Royal Parade,Parkville,Victoria,Australia

Course Feature
  • Guest Lecturer Prof. José García de Castro Valdés is the Professor of Theology at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid where he teaches various subjects related to Ignatian charism, history and theology.
Class Description

DS8011J is the face-to-face unit

DS8019J is the online unit


This unit aims to help participants deepen their understanding and practice of prayer, develop their capacity to identify the Spirit of God in their lives, and grow in the ability to discriminate between that Spirit and other ‘spirits’.  Based on (i) the Rules for discernment of spirits, and (ii) the Election in the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, this unit will provide a theoretical framework for personal discernment and decision-making.


Learning Outcomes

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

  1. articulate a detailed theoretical understanding of the Rules for Discernment of Spirits in the Spiritual Exercises [313-336];
  2. describe the patterns of spiritual consolation and desolation in their lives, and detail the strategies they have learned to agere contra desolatione (act against desolation);
  3. summarise a detailed theoretical understanding of the Election in the Spiritual Exercises [Sp Ex 169-189];
  4. demonstrate the application of the Election in the Spiritual Exercises [169-189] in the context of a specific decision in their lives.

LECTURERS

Rev Dr Jose Garcia de Castro Valdes SJ


DATE

To be offered in 2020.


TIME


VENUE

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


FEES

For academic credit                       $2,448

Not for academic credit                $1,224


RECOMMENDED READING

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

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

Tylenda, Joseph.  A Pilgrim’s Journey: The Autobiography of St. Ignatius Loyola.  Revised edn, San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2001.


 

  • José García de Castro Valdés

    LECTURER

    Prof. José García de Castro Valdés studied Spanish Philology at the University of Salamanca (1987-1992) where he received his doctorate (1999). Since 2001 he is Professor of Theology at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid where he has taught ...