This is a programme in Ignatian Spirituality for people who wish to
deepen their understanding of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius
and look at spiritual direction and retreat giving. The programme presupposes
that participants have experienced the full Spiritual Exercises of St
Ignatius - either the full 30-days, the Exercises in sections or the
19th annotation retreat in daily life over about 9 months.
We shall consider:
The Dynamics of the four weeks of the Spiritual Exercises of
St Ignatius with a consideration of Ignatius' text and how we can
use this today.
Dealing with trauma and psychological issues arising out of
prayer and the Exercises.
Jesus and Discernment - Second Week of the Exercises a seminar with Philip Endean SJ
How to encourage those you are accompanying to reflect on their
own life experiences.
Sexuality issues in spiritual
guidance with Brendan Callaghan SJ
The Spiritual Exercises in the Secular World
a three day seminar led by Michael Paul Gallagher SJ.
Supervision of the spiritual director/retreat giver.
How to adapt the dynamic of the Exercises to shorter retreats,
daily life retreats and Spiritual Direction.
There will be the opportunity for those who wish to undertake
personal supervised study of the Exercises.
This programme will be taught using a variety of methods:
presentations from the team, seminars, small group work, private study
and practical exercises. We shall build upon and develop your own skills
This programme will involve teaching days from Monday
to Friday. Saturday is reserved for private study and Sunday a day of
rest. Participants are therefore free from Friday evening until Monday
morning each week.
Participants are requested to arrive the afternoon
of Sunday the 18th and leave after lunch on Friday 14th.
Cost £2,180 - includes
all accommodation and tuition
Book for this Programme
You may like to precede this programme with an enjoyable and instructive
Pilgrimage to some of the main sites associated with the life of St
Ignatius in Loyola, Pamplona, Xavier, Manresa, Montserrat, Barcelona