Content

In this unit, students will continue to prepare for the ministry of spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition and for giving the full Spiritual Exercises under supervision, focusing on application within their ministry context. Students will practice spiritual direction skills in daily quad groups and learn how to use Ignatian frameworks and adapted forms of the Exercises to help directees explore their spiritual experience. In this unit, students will reflect on opportunities and challenges for spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition within their ministry context.

Unit Code: DD8251J

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Spiritual Direction

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Jesuit College of Spirituality

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate a detailed understanding of how the Spiritual Exercises are a resource for spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition;

2.

Demonstrate knowledge of the dispositions and key skills required for spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition

3.

Demonstrate, under supervision in quad groups, a practical ability to provide spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition

4.

Demonstrate an aptitude, under supervision in quad groups, for helping others in their personal discernment;

5.

Analyse the opportunities and challenges for spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition within their ministry context

Unit sequence

Prerequisites: • DD8221J/ DD8229J Spiritual Exercises Theory 1; and • the experience of making the full Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, either as a 30-day experience (the 20th Annotation retreat), or as a 30-week experience — (the 19th Annotation retreat).

Prohibited combinations: Old Code: DD8991J / DD8992J archive: DD8829F

Pedagogy

Lectures and supervised practice in quad groups

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

3500-word written self-reflective practice review on quad work (linked to the literature)

50.0

3500-word written assignment on the application of spiritual direction theory and practice in the Ignatian tradition to the student’s ministry context

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-29 15:15:08 +1100