Supervised Giving of the Exercises

Supervised Giving of the Exercises
Starts from:Mon, February 26, 2018
Campus Location

175 Royal Parade,Parkville,Victoria,Australia

Course Feature
  • Pre-requisites Spiritual Exercises: Practice A
Class Description

DD9281J / DS9281J


In this unit, students acquire the skills and competencies needed to become directors of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition.  Under supervision, the student will guide two retreatants through either:

(i) the Retreat in Daily Life over 35 weeks, or

(ii) the full one-month (30-day) experience.

If the student is directing the full one-month experience, supervision will occur on a daily basis. If the student is directing the Retreat in Daily Life over 30 weeks, supervision occurs on a fortnightly basis.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  1. outline the role and stance of an Ignatian director, particularly as set out by Saint Ignatius in the Annotations to the Spiritual Exercises;
  2. evaluate personal capacity to adapt the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises to particular retreatants;
  3. analyse the Rules for Discernment of Spirits and identity the ways in which ‘spirits’ work in a retreatant;
  4. articulate and evaluate the decision-making process outlined in the Exercises;
  5. evaluate their gifts, abilities and limitations as a giver of the Exercises.

LECTURER

Mandy Lane


DATE

This is a full year unit (15 points).


VENUE

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


FEES

For academic credit                       $2,400

Not for academic credit                $1,200


RECOMMENDED READING

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

Buckley, Suzanne (ed). Sacred is the Call. New York, NY: Crossroad Publishing, 2005.

Bumpus M.R. & R. Bradburn-Langer. Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery. New York, NY: Morehouse, 2005.

Conroy, M. Looking into the Well: Supervision of Spiritual Directors. Chicago: Loyola Press, 1995.

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

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

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

Schemel, George & Judith Roemer. Beyond Individuation to Discipleship. Scranton, PA: Institute for Contemporary Spirituality, University of Scranton, 2000.

Tetlow, Joseph. Choosing Christ in the World: Directing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. St. Louis, MO: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 2000.

Toner, Jules J. A Commentary on Saint Ignatius’ Rules for the Discernment of Spirits: A Guide to the Principles and Practice. St. Louis, MO: The Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1982.

Toner, Jules J. Discerning God’s Will.  St. Louis, MO: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1991.


 

  • Mandy Lane

    Arrupe® Program Coordinator

    Mandy is the Arrupe Program Coordinator. She is a spiritual director, giver of the Spiritual Exercises and facilitates retreats and prayer days at Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality. She is passionate about encouraging others to connect more deeply w...