Content

This unit will provide an in-depth study of the four “Weeks” of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. It will approach the Weeks of the Exercises from the perspective of the purgative or healing mode (The First Week), the illuminative mode (The Second Week), and the unitive mode (The Third and Fourth Weeks). The dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises — the way in which the various elements relate and interact with each other — will also be explored.

Unit Code: DS9081J

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Jesuit College of Spirituality

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe and demonstrate an understanding of the different modes (or “Weeks”) of the Exercises, namely the purgative or healing mode (The First Week), the illuminative mode (The Second Week), and the unitive mode (The Third and Fourth Weeks)

2.

Articulate and illustrate the significance of the Annotations for both Exercitant and director

3.

Identify in the Second Week the interplay between the key meditations and the Election

4.

Give an overview of the dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations: old codes: DS9108F / DS9019F

Pedagogy

The face-to-face unit will be offered as a five-day intensive. A significant proportion of each day of the intensive will be devoted to: (i) the lecturer’s input on the theoretical understanding of the Weeks of the Spiritual Exercises, (ii) guided reading, (iii) personal reflection, and (iv) facilitated interaction in small groups.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

5000-word integrative essay

80.0
Forum

Engagement with and contribution to sharing groups equivalent to 1000 words 20%

20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-15 08:21:22 +1000