An International Immersion Course on Ignatian Spirituality
The Ignatian charism has clearly a valuable contribution to make to Christian life in our world today. This course provides an opportunity to study the legacy of Ignatius of Loyola in some depth, both as an inspiration for authentic Christian living in contemporary society and Church, and as a means for the spiritual formation of individuals and groups.
The Course is geared to the broad Ignatian family (Jesuits, members of other religious institutes and lay people) and it will be run in English.
We begin by looking at the personal experience of Ignatius, the pilgrim, an experience which sheds light on how people come to grow in Christian life. Then, after an 8-day individually guided Ignatian retreat, we will approach the Spiritual Exercises from a mystagogical and pedagogical angle. An overview of Ignatius’ oeuvre will culminate in a study of the Jesuit “Formula of the Institute” and of the Constitutions. The whole course will conclude with sessions on the theology and spirituality which flow from the life and teachings of Ignatius, and with an analysis of the various projects for Christian living which continue to emerge from Ignatian spirituality.
Lectures will take place alongside personal study and an on-going dialogue aimed to helping participants to integrate their various experiences. It will be an important part of the method to live in a place where Ignatius himself spent an important part of his life (Manresa) and visit various other Ignatian sites (Montserrat, Loyola, Javier), so that the study can be vivid and contextualised. This qua- lity of spiritual experience will be a constant theme throughout the course as will appropriate times of prayer and Eucharistic celebration.
From 7th may to 18th june 2017. Take a look at the detailed programme.