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Date posted:   Oct 04, 2023

Ignatian Spirituality

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Fee: $60 | Six Weeks

This course provides a basic overview of Ignatian spirituality. Beginning with the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, this course explores the pillars of Ignatian spirituality including the Spiritual Exercises, prayer and contemplation, the Examen, and discernment.


This course has a required text: David L. Fleming, S.J.  What Is Ignatian Spirituality? Loyola Press, 2008.

To complement the informative text and videos, online resources are provided for prayer experiences rooted in Ignatian spirituality.


Introductory Week
Week 1: Who is St. Ignatius?
Week 2: Prayer, Contemplation, and the Examen
Week 3: The Spiritual Exercises: Structure, Meaning, and Theology
Week 4: Discernment of Spirits
Week 5: Discernment of God's Will

Content Scholars: David L. Fleming, S.J. (text) was the editor of the journal Review for Religious as well as author of several books on Ignatian spirituality. Barton T. Geger, S.J. (videos) is assistant professor of the practice at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, Research Scholar at the Institute of Advanced Jesuit Studies, and General Editor of Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits