The Graduate Certificate Ignatian Spirituality enables students to acquire foundational understanding of Ignatian Spirituality.
Why study the Graduate Certificate in Ignatian Spirituality?
The Graduate Certificate in Ignatian Spirituality allows students to understand personal spiritual experience through introductory study of themes and approaches in Ignatian spirituality. It serves as a foundation for students’ ministry in a range of contexts, and for further study in spiritual direction. Graduates are able to articulate insights for Christian practice and identity.
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Ignatian Spirituality
- have reflected critically on their experience in light of foundational Ignatian themes, sources and approaches to prayer
- have knowledge of the dynamics of spiritual growth and methods of prayer as described in the Ignatian tradition and the Spiritual Exercises
- apply Ignatian understanding to ongoing personal formation and decision-making
- apply Ignatian principles and insights to understanding life, work and community.
The Graduate Certificate in Ignatian Spirituality consists of 45 points comprised of one Foundational unit:
a) DS8110J Ignatian Discernment and Christian Decision-Making
and two of the following three Elective units:
b) DS9110J Identity, Vocation, Mission
c) DS9109J Key Meditations and Rules in the Spiritual Exercises
d) DS9108J The Weeks of the Spiritual Exercises
The Graduate Certificate in Ignatian Spirituality is open to any applicant who:
- has successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent;
- has a minimum of five years of relevant work experience or relevant professional attainment.