Directing the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises - Certificate Program
July 2012 through July 2013
A collaboration between Fairfield University and The Jesuit Collaborative Initiative
of the Maryland, New York, & New England Provinces
Certificate Program in Directing the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises
This certificate program is geared to those who are:
- considering a call to directing the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.
- looking to sharpen and hone their skills in the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.
- seeking a better grasp and understanding of the dynamics of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.
- working/collaborating with an Ignatian Spirituality program or church community formation/spirituality program.
The certificate program is open to those who:
- have completed the 30-day or 19th annotated retreat
- are involved in ongoing spiritual direction.
Goal of the Certification Program is to...
...form well-prepared directors of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in the form of the Retreat in Daily Life (Annotation 19) or the 30-day retreat by:
- providing supervision as an integral part of the training.
- ensuring a prayerful, reflective atmosphere of learning and discerning.
- exploring the theological and scriptural foundations of the Spiritual Exercises.
- providing an in-depth knowledge of the Spiritual Exercises.
- focusing on the dynamic of discernment in the Spiritual Exercises.
- working with a range of Christian prayer modes in the context of Ignatian Spirituality.
- developing empathic listening skills especially for the purpose of directing the Spiritual Exercises.
- fostering a familiarity with Ignatian rules and modes for discernment.
Structure of the Program
The certificate program will consist of three modules:
- four-week summer residency program on theory and practice at Fairfield University (July 2012). $3500*
- eight-month "at home" supervised practicum supported by an online learning component. $1,000*
- three-week summer residency program on theory and practice at Fairfield University (July 2013). $3,000*
- Both Summer residency modules at Fairfield University include accommodation.
Total cost of the three module certificate program: $7,500.
* Prices subject to change.
Core Faculty, Facilitators and Supervisors
Brian O. McDermott, S.J,
Loyola University Maryland
Richard Clifford, S.J.
Janice Farnham, RJM
Boston College School of Theology & Ministry
Nancy Dalavalle, Ph.D.
Paul Lakeland, Ph.D.
James Bowler, S.J.
Kay Hannigan, PBVM
Ellen Keane, SND
The Jesuit Collaborative
For more information on the program and to learn more about the admissions application process, please contact:
Donna Fannon, MHSH