Second Year Cohort Formation

Second Year Cohort  Formation

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are the heart of Ignatian Spirituality.  A combination of “exercises” (meditations and active imagination contemplations, discernment, journaling, conversations with a spiritual director, and contemplative reflections unique to St. Ignatius) lead to greater spiritual intimacy and human authenticity – all in service of God.  The Exercises form a uniquely Ignatian identity from which  Jesuits and lay colleagues serve the mission of McQuaid Jesuit.

Outcome At the conclusion of the second year members of the cohort will have comprehensive knowledge of the theology, dynamics and formative principles of the Spiritual Exercises.  Members will have some experience of the Spiritual Exercises, but will not be making the Spiritual Exercises Retreat.
Information The text to guide this phase of formation:  The Gift of Spiritual Intimacy by Monty WIlliams SJ
Formation The process of formation includes:

Monthly meetings with the Director of Formation

  • Dates: Thursdays (unless otherwise indicated)
    • October 18, 2018
    • *November 5, 2018 (*Monday)
    • December 6, 2018
    • January 10, 2019
    • February 7, 2019
    • March 7, 2019
    • April 4, 2019
    • May 2, 2019
  • Time: 3:00-4:15 p.m.
  • Place:  Campus Ministry Conference Room in the Wegman Center
Transformation Integration for transformation continues.  Integration experiences include:

  • Spiritual Conversation at monthly meetings
  • Staff a Kairos Retreat during the 2018-2019 Academic year
  • Participation in the Sponsorship Review Day of Discernment October 5, 2018
  • Participation in the Liturgical life of McQuaid Jesuit