Practice Of Ignatian Spirituality

STB 1, STB 2

TP 108

A. Course Description

Theoretical input aims to help students understand

  • Fundamental elements in Ignatian spirituality that can be applied in spiritual direction and discernment in the pastoral context of Vietnam.
  • Difficulties and challenges that a spiritual director may face
  • Suggestions of possible solutions taken from psychological and theological perspectives

Practice aims at three goals:

  • Providing and practicing some necessary standards concerning a trained spiritual director
  • Analyzing and handling some paradigm cases
  • Analyzing and handling some actual/real cases of the participants (students)

B. Bibliography

  • The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. A translation and Commentary by George E. Ganss, S.J. Institute of Jesuit Sources, St. Louis, 1992. ISBN 0-912422-86-6 (Students may use a Vietnamese translation).
  • Autobiography of St Ignatius (e-book in English is available).
  • Power Points from the Instructor.
  • Materials to be distributed in the class.

C. Evaluation

Not yet been specified