IN IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY
has offered an Internship in Ignatian Spirituality since 1995
under the leadership of Fr. Bernie Owens, SJ. The programs
many graduates have become spiritual directors, chaplains and
pastoral ministers, active throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit
and elsewhere. These men and women are both a testimony to the
programs success and instruments through whom Manresa
extends its ministry beyond our campus. We are grateful to them
and to Fr. Bernie for the fine work theyve done and continue
Fr. Bernies impending departure for Africa, the Internship
in Ignatian Spirituality will undergo a necessary transition.
The first year of the Internship will be changed to a series
of mini-courses which will constitute a Seminar in Ignatian
Spirituality. The Seminar will consider three topics: Ignatian
Spirituality, Jesus and Discernment, and will include two weekend
retreats: the first on the Discernment of Spirits and the second
on Discerning Gods Will. The Seminar in Ignatian Spirituality
will be open to any and all interested persons. Participants
may take as many or as few of its topics as they wish.
One: Ignatian Spirituality, September 11 - November 6, 2013
second year of what has been the Internship in Ignatian Spirituality
will become an Internship in Listening Ministry. The newly defined
Internship will focus on the skills used in spiritual direction,
chaplaincy, pastoral counseling, etc. (Of course, many of these
skills are also used in parenting, teaching, coaching
in almost all situations where one needs to hear another and
respond authentically.) The curriculum will include presentations
and workshops; participants will also engage in spiritual conversation
under the guidance of supervisors. The Internship in Listening
Ministry will be open only to those who have completed the entire
Seminar in Ignatian Spirituality, described above, as a prerequisite
plus a synthesis seminar.
the Seminar and the Internship will be facilitated by Ann Dillon
and Fr. Steven Hurd, SJ of Manresas Ministerial Staff.
More detailed information will be forthcoming soon in Manresa
Matters, here on our website and in other notices and flyers.
In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact Ann Dillon
hope you will be as excited as we are at the prospect of the
Seminar and the new Internship. We also hope you will join us
both in thanking Fr. Owens for his service to the Manresa community
and in praying for his new ministry in Africa.