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For many 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 Spiritual Companionship. Completion of the five mini-courses of the Seminar on Ignatian Spirituality is a prerequisite for the Internship in Spiritual Companionship.

The 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.

The seminar is organized into five mini-courses.

1st Mini-Course
An Overview of Ignatian Spirituality

Topics include:

  • – Ignatian Spirituality, Consolation, Desolation, and ‘Our Way of Proceeding’
  • – The Spiritual Exercises: An Overview
  • – The Dynamic of the Exercises and Ignatian Prayer
  • – The Examen and Ignatian Contemplation

2nd Mini-Course
Jesus of History and Christ of Faith

Topics include:

  • – 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
  • – Resurrection

3rd Mini-Course
A Discernment of Spirits
Weekend Workshop

Topics include:

  • – An analysis of Ignatius principles for discerning the movements of God and the Evil One in us
  • – Practice in using these principles with case studies
  • – Discussion in small and large group settings

4th Mini-Course
A Discernment of God’s Will
Weekend Workshop

Topics include:

  • – 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 group settings

5th Mini-Course
Ignatian Discipleship

Topics include:

  • – The Holy Spirit
  • – Confirming and Conforming Oneself to Christ
  • – Film Presentation of Romero
  • – Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm of prayer, action & reflection
  • – Principle and Foundation as the basis for Ignatian discernment

For more information:

Write: Manresa Jesuit Retreat House
1390 Quarton Road,
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304

Call: 248.644.4933

E-mail: ignatianspirit@manresa-sj.org