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.