Behold, I make
all things new
Internship in Listening Ministry
For some years, Manresa
sponsored an Internship in Ignatian Spirituality. Manresa has
revised this Internship in Ignatian Spirituality into two separate
but related programs: a Seminar on Ignatian Spirituality, the
five mini courses of which are open to everyone, and an Internship
in Listening Ministry, a prerequsite of which will be the completion
of the five mini course of the Seminar on Ignatian Spirituality.
These will be directed by Fr.
Steve Hurd, SJ and Ann
Seminar on Ignatian Spirituality
This seminar introduces
participants to Ignatian Spirituality. Ignatian Spirituality
is for ordinary people living ordinary daily lives. Because
it insists that God is with us, this spirituality is a pathway
to deeper prayer, good decisions guided by the fruits of discernment,
and a life of service to others. It is rooted in developing
a real and personal relationship with Jesus and living as His
companion in service.
It is organized into
An Overview of Ignatian Spirituality
Ignatian Spirituality, Consolation,
Desolation, and 'Our Way of Proceeding'
The Spiritual Exercises: An Overview
The Dynamic of the Exercises and Ignatian
The Examen and Ignatian Contemplation
Jesus of History and Christ of Faith
- Overview of Reading Scripture and Infancy Narratives
- Kingdom of God: Mission and Vision
- Jesus, the Healer
- Jesus, the Reconciler
- Jesus, Companion and Image of God's Love
- The Passion and Death
A Discernment of Spirits
A Discernment of God's Will
An analysis of Ignatius' principles
for attaining freedom of heart and making decisions
to live in harmony with God's desires for us
Practice in using these principles
with case studies
Discussion in small and large
The Holy Spirit
- Confirming and Conforming Oneself to Christ
- Film Presentation of Romero
- Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm of prayer, action
- Principle and Foundation as the basis for Ignatian
in Listening Ministry
Having completed the
five Seminar mini-courses, individuals may participate in the
Internship in Listening Ministry.
The Internship focuses
on developing the skills used in spiritual direction and in
spiritual conversations that take place in hospices, jails,
nursing homes, hospitals or pastoral settings.
The curriculum includes
developing listening and spiritual direction skills, the dynamics
of the Spiritual Journey, forms of prayer and ethical practices.
Workshops address the topics of grief, mid-life and aging, mental
health and the Twelve Step process. Presenters are members of
the Manresa staff and professionals in their respective disciplines.
Interns also engage
in spiritual conversation under the guidance of supervisors.
Complete the Seminar mini-courses and integration
reflection paper for each
Take part in a synthesis seminar
Participate in all workshops and presentations
90 hours of practicum listening with supervision
Lead or guide a group prayer process; e.g.,
lectio divina, small group reflections
Receive ongoing spiritual direction
Make at least one individually directed five-day
It is anticipated that
the completion of all requirements takes 20 months.
The cost of the Internship
is $1,800, not including books or the silent retreat.
Write: Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, 1390 Quarton
Road , Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304