Content

In this unit, students will explore how the three interconnected elements of Ignatian spirituality — identity, vocation and mission — play out in their lives. Students will be guided to address such fundamental questions as: Who am I before God? What are my deepest desires? With whom am I called to be? Where do I belong? What am I called to do? How am I generative in my life? Answers to these questions will be informed by the Christian vision of the world rooted in the experience and writings of the sixteenth-century Basque saint, Ignatius of Loyola. He documents his encounter with God is these writings particularly in the Spiritual Exercises. The dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises will be used as a template for spiritual growth.

Unit Code: DS9291J

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.

Analyse use of the graces prayed for in the four “Weeks” of the Spiritual Exercises as a guiding matrix

2.

Describe the Ignatian understanding of the interplay between imagination, desire and mission

3.

Outline the development of a discerned sense of missional identity as informed by prayer and spiritual conversation

4.

Synthesise their lived experience with the identity, vocation, mission dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations: Old code: DS9110J

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, facilitated interaction in small groups

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

7000-word integrative essay

100.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-01 14:15:45 +1100