Third Year Cohort Formation

Third Year Cohort  Formation

As the Spiritual Exercises form an Ignatian identity, Ignatian discernment is the interior compass that helps one live an Ignatian life.  Above all, St. Ignatius was interested in creating a person of discernment; one who sincerely asks Jesus what he desires and does it.  Given the complexity of our blessed and wounded human nature competing spirits (the Spirit of God and the enemy of human nature) conspire for our affection making it difficult to determine God’s invitation and desires.  Attention to knowledge of God and knowledge of self, reason and affect, prayer and experience help us find God in all things, and serve God with joyful generosity.        

Outcomes At the conclusion of the year members of this cohort will have experiential knowledge of the theology and process of discernment.
Information The text to guide this phase of formation: God’s Voice Within by Mark Thibodeaux, SJ
Formation The process of formation includes:

Monthly meetings with the Director of Formation.

  • Dates: Thursdays
    • October 11, 2018
    • November 8, 2018
    • December 13, 2018
    • January 17, 2019
    • February 14, 2019
    • March 14, 2019
    • April 11, 2019
    • May 9, 2019
  • Time:    3:00-4:15 p.m.
  • Place:   Campus Ministry Conference Room in the Wegman Center
Transformation
  • Spiritual Conversation at the opening of monthly meetings
  • Sponsorship Review Day of Discernment, October 5, 2018
  • Staff one Kairos Retreat in the 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Participation in the Liturgical Life of McQuaid Jesuit