The spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola was a unique one that utilized the analogy of spiritual warfare with the evil one. Spirituality revolved around strict military like discipline, spiritual war with Satan, and a Christo-ecentric goal. Everything revolves around Christ and the Spiritual Exercises emphasize this dependency on Christ as one focuses and meditates on Christ’s life. This course will examine the life of St. Ignatius and his Spiritual Exercises. It will also emphasize Ignatius’ ideals on examination of conscience, discernment, choices, meditation and types of prayer. It is our hope that this course will enlighten you to new and interesting concepts regarding spirituality and the unique character of St. Ignatius Loyola.
Course Code: SC 620
Contact hours of continuing education = 30
Note: Students in the Christian Spiritual Counseling program, may elect to take this course in place of SC 600: Contemplative Prayer & Meditation. This course is based on eastern religious traditions and applications. This course may also be taken by those who are currently certified by the AIHCP, Inc. in Meditation Instructor certification and the Spiritual Counseling certification (without Christian focus).
Instructor/Course Author: Mark Moran, M.A.
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TEXTBOOKS: There is one (1) required textbook for this course.
Ignatius of Loyola: The Spiritual Exercises and Selected Works Edited by George Ganss, S.J Published by Paulist Press, NY, 1991
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TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete this course. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an “incomplete” will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.
GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 30 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by AIHCP and will be permitted one more attempt to retake the online examination.
BOARD APPROVALS: The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (The Provider) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number # CEP 15595 for 30 Contact Hours. Access information
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ONLINE CLASSROOM RESOURCES AND TOOLS
- Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as “open book” tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.
- Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page “Student Resource Center.” The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.
- Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.
- Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor’s online resume/biography, as well as your instructor’s specific contact information.
- Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional “readings” and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- To know the life of St. Ignatius and his importance to the Church
- To comprehend the nature and structure of the Society of Jesus
- To apply the principles of Ignatian meditation
- To be exposed to and practice the Spiritual Exercises
- To know how to examine one’s conscience
- To understand the type of prayers used in Ignatian meditation
- To utilize the process and methods employed by Ignatius for election
- To identify good and evil spiritual movements via Ignatian discernment
- To apply Ignatian ideals to one’s spiritual life
A brief abstract of content:
- Basic Orientations
- The Evolution of Ignatius’ Spiritual Worldview
- Ignatius’ Writings and Their Interpretations
- Ignatius’ Writings (with emphasis on The Spiritual Exercises)