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For three or more Saturdays each month beginning in August, CIS Phil will hold sessions for input and reflection on topics pertinent to Ignatian spirituality, prayer and spiritual direction.  Participants are also assisted in their practice of retreat-giving and spiritual direction through practicum sessions.  Sessions start at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.

Interested participants must have had an experience of an individually guided retreat (at least 8 days).  If not, he/she must agree to go through an 8-day retreat during the first three months of the program on any given schedules provided by CIS.

For Program Fee, please refer to enclosed leaflet.  The program cost should not deter anyone from participating.  Arrangements can be made regarding partial scholarships for deserving individuals.]

The CENTER FOR IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY (PHIL) invites those who wish to acquire a basic orientation to the ministry of spiritual direction and retreat giving in the Ignatian tradition.

The Study Circle on Ignatian Spiritual Direction and Retreat Giving is meant to address the needs of those who want to become acquainted with the nature, and dynamics of spiritual direction and retreat giving in the Ignatian tradition.  Also included in the program are psycho-spiritual human developmental issues and a workshop on basic helper skills.


The topics are as follows:

TOPICS

- The Life of St. Ignatius
- Dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises
- Introduction to Religious Experience
- Sacred Space and Communal Liturgies
- Ignatian Discernment: Input & Cases                                                                              - Group Facilitation and Spiritual Conversation in Small Groups / Spiritual Conversation Demo
- Introduction to Spiritual Direction
- Ignatius on Spiritual Direction
- The Person of the Directee I:  Psycho-social and Psycho-sexual Human Developmental Issues
- The Person of the Directee I: Moral and Faith Human Developmental Issues
- Exploring Blocks and Resistances to Deepening Religious Experience
- Basic Helper's Skills II: Input & Cases
- Guided Practicum on Giving Spiritual Direction
- Supervision of Spiritual Directors and Guides
- Ethical Standards in Ministry
- The Use of Sacred Scriptures in the Spiritual Exercises
- Designing Prayer Points and Workshop on Prayer Points
- Presentation and Critique of Prayer Points
- Retreat Framework

 

The program cost should not deter anyone from participating.
Arrangements can be made regarding partial scholarships for deserving individuals.

REQUESTS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS MAY BE CONSIDERED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Applicants for scholarship must submit a letter of request addressed to:
Fr. Victor Baltazar, S.J.
Executive Director, CIS Phil.

Program Requirements:

  1. Personal Essay (1-2 pages typed, double spaced) to include the following:
    • A description of your spiritual growth or the development of your relationship with God.
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    • Your reasons for wanting to train as a spiritual director/retreat giver.
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    • Programs or process, if any, you have undergone in the past three years that have fostered self-awareness and self-understanding.
      • Interview with a CIS staff.
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      • Experience of an 8-day individually guided retreat, the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises, or the Ignatian 30-day retreat.

        1. Those who haven’t had any of the above MUST avail of the 8-day retreats offered by CIS according to the availability of the directors.

          If you are interested to join the Study Circle on Ignatian Spiritual Direction and Retreat Giving please complete the attached application form or contact us:

          Center for Ignatian Spirituality (Phil)
          Spiritual Pastoral Center, Seminary Road
          Ateneo de Manila University Campus
          Loyola Heights, 1108 Quezon City
          Telephone Numbers:  426-4250 to 51
          Fax: 426-4250 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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