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JESU 7130 Spiritual Direction and the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores the dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises, the pathway to God that Ignatius Loyola authored, the fruit of his religious conversion and seeks to answer the question: How might greater knowledge of the Spiritual Exercises assist both in the formation of souls and a greater sense of mission for the building of God's kingdom? The course examines the key elements of the Spiritual Exercises and how they relate directly and practically to the ministry of spiritual direction. Readings include the careful study of the primary text along with secondary readings that will enable students to more fully understand the important scholarly developments of Jesuits engaged in the Exercises. Through this course, students will gain foundational knowledge and practical experience to encourage further study of and engagement with the charism of the Spiritual Exercises.


Instructor(s): Casey Beaumier, SJ

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Permission of the instructor required.


Last Updated: 12-Feb-16