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SIF Seminars in Ignatian Formation - Details

About SIF

SIF is comprised of three annual seminars that meet approximately every other week or once a month from September through early May.  Classes will be presented on the ZOOM platform.      

Seminar I – Theological Foundations For Mission  |  Ignatian Resources for Christian Life and Leadership
Basic Christian Anthropology (the Bible; God, Father, Son and Spirit, with emphasis on Jesus Christ; grace, sin, prayer; psycho-sexual development; Ignatian Spirituality and formation in Ignatian Leadership skills. 

Seminar II – Spiritual Direction Practice   | Spiritual Direction in the Ignatian Tradition
Ignatian Spirituality Theory and Practice: Christian Life through the Spiritual Exercises and General Spiritual Direction Practice

Seminar III – Spiritual Exercises Practicum  | Internship in Directing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
Ignatian Spirituality Practicum: Giving the Spiritual Exercises under Supervision

$2000 per Seminar. This does not include the cost of books or spiritual director fees. Participants in Seminar I are strongly encouraged to have a spiritual director. Participants who expect to take all three Seminars and, thus, train to become directors of the complete Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, must have made the complete Exercises prior to Seminar III. Directors of the 30-day or 30-week version of the Spiritual Exercises typically charge between $600 and $1200 for their direction of the complete Exercises.


SIF is intended for Ignatian Partners who want to deepen their understanding of God and discipleship in today’s world along the lines of Ignatian spirituality and leadership, as well as for those who want to train to be spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition with the specialization of giving the complete Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits. 

Seminar I is open to all, but it must be taken by those SIF participants with little, or no, biblical and theological background who intend to train to be spiritual directors and givers of the Spiritual Exercises and desire deeper formation in Ignatian Spiritual Leadership. 

Participants in SIF who already have a verifiable theological background and can be approved to omit Seminar I and proceed to Seminars II and III. 

Dr. Rita Dollard-O’Malley, D.Min or Rev. Stephen T. Krupa, SJ, Ph.D.

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