Learning to Lead People through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Join Larry Warner, author of the popular guidebook through the Exercises, Journey with Jesus, for this exclusive training class offered to Sustainable Faith Year Two graduates here in the Heartland.
Our on-line training (via Zoom.com) with Larry will extend over six months (Sept-Mar), with two 2 hour on-line sessions per month. We will walk through a comprehensive training for those who want to learn the fine art of walking others through the Exercises. Coursework will include: the Annotations, the uniqueness of taking someone through the Exercises--introductions to each section and things to look for as people progress through the Weeks. We will explore how to deal with various issues and scenarios that arise as people make their way through the Exercises, key components and pitfalls. Exploration of rules of discernment, rules for making decisions and unpacking the prayers and prayer practices of the Exercises.
Our Curriculum: This will be a 12-session on-line training course (each session meets for 2 hours), designed and lead by Larry Warner, for those desiring to be equipped to lead people through the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola. It is required that each participant have completed the Spiritual Exercises in some form. And it is encouraged, if possible, to have a person or two you are taking through the Exercises even as you are being trained. You will need to purchase Journey with Jesus by Larry Warner and A Pilgrim's Testament: The Memoirs of St Ignatius of Loyola.
The classes will cover the following material:
Sept: Overview of Exercises, First meeting, God loves you, group and individual times, Q&A
Oct: Principle and Foundation, Q&A
Nov: Week 1, Rules of Discernment, Issues,Q&A
Jan: Week 2, Rules of Discernment, Issues, Q&A
Feb: Week 3, Decision making (pt. 1), Q&A
Mar: Week 4, Decision making (pt. 2) Issues, Q&A
There will be a limited number of people admitted to the class. 15 maximum. You can sign up for the entire class for $515. The cost covers all printed materials.
Homework: There is not much homework….maybe an hour for each session. The homework consists of reading two chapters a month in the book on the life of St Ignatius, watch the online video(s) that deal with the subject matter of the week and sometimes I will send out the handouts ahead of time for the participants to take a look at.
Dates: Tues Sept 11, Tues Sept 25, 2018
Tues Oct 9, Tues Oct 23, 2018
Tues Nov 6, Tues Nov 20, 2018
Tues Jan 8, Tues Jan 22, 2019
Tues Feb 5, Tues Feb 19, 2019
Tues Mar 5, Tues Mar 19, 2019
Times: 6:30 – 8:30 pm (CT), 4:30 - 6:30 pm (PT)