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            Faith Life
            Adult Formation

            Faculty & Staff

            Ignatian Formation Program Curriculum

            The Ignatian Formation Program here at Saint Ignatius College Prep encourages all faculty and staff to continue to contribute to the Ignatian and Catholic vision of Jesuit education, both personally and professionally. Our goal is to foster a love of Christ through both program experiences and education. And our hope is that each employee, through prayerful discernment, will recognize where God is calling them today and be willing to share this grace with faculty, staff, parents, alumni and students in a professional and life-giving fashion.

            Specifically, the program is designed to foster the companionship between Jesuits and lay adults in our community; to set a priority of the service of faith and the promotion of justice with a preferential love of the poor; to minister to each member of the Saint Ignatius community and their spiritual growth (cura personalis), and; to empower our adult community to share responsibility and continual renewal of the Ignatian and Catholic mission.

            List of 6 items.

            • Year I

              The goal of the first and second year Ignatian Formation Program is to introduce all new employees to the basic terminology of Ignatian Spirituality and Jesuit history and pedagogy. Through the examination of key points presented in the Spiritual Exercises, as well as reviewing the life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, this cohort will gain a working understanding of the history and the themes of Jesuit life. At the conclusion of the first year, all employees attend the Midwest Province Ignatian Themes Workshop with fellow new hires from fifteen other Jesuit high schools throughout the Province. We consider this a bridge experience between the larger Jesuit network and community as well as an introduction to the second year of the program.

              Session 1: Program Overview
              Life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola
              Mission Statement
              Session 2: Principle & Foundation
              Spiritual Exercises
              The Four Weeks
              Current Applications

              Session 3: The Examen
              PA Application

              Session 4: Men and Women for Others
              Jesuit Schools Network pedagogy

              Session 5: Saint Ignatius of Loyola (con’t.)
              Spain → Jerusalem → Rome

              Session 6: Jesuits of the Past
              St. Francis Xavier
              St. Edmund Campion
              St. Nicholas Owen
              Matteo Ricci
              St. John de Brebeuf
              Paraguay Reductions/Suppression of the Jesuits
              Peter de Smet
              Gerard Manley Hopkins
              Miguel Pro

              Session 7: Jesuits of the Past (con’t.)
              Daniel Lord
              Carl Hausman
              Joseph O’Callahan
              Walter Ciszek
              Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

              Session 8: Religious Life
              The Vows

              Session 9: Jesuit Formation
              Program of Formation
              Contemporary Outlook

              Session 10: Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP)
              Ignatian Themes Workshop preview

              Text: “The Fifth Week” by John O’Malley SJ (Loyola Press, 1996)
            • Year II

              Session 1: Profile of an Ignatian Educator

              Session 2: Jesuit Education: Key Terms
              Cura Personalis
              Finding God in All Things
              Men and Women for Others
              Prayer for Generosity
              Contemplative in Action

              Session 3: Our Way of Proceeding document

              Session 4: Ignatius of Loyola / 20th Century Jesuits
              Cardoner Vision
              La Storta
              Pedro Arrupe
              Jerome Nadal
              Karl Rahner

              Session 5: Four Universal Apostolic Priorities

              Session 6: Emotions in Prayer I

              Session 7: Emotions in Prayer II
              Disordered Affections
              Helping Souls

              Session 8: Ignatian Spirituality: Key Terms
              Spiritual Direction
              Agere Contra
              Consolation and Desolation
              Imaginative Prayer

              Session 9: Spiritual Exercises (Part I)
              [Principle and Foundation]
              Loved Sinner
              Two Standards

              Session 10: Spritual Exercises (Part II)
              The Call of the King
              Contemplation to Divine Love
              Rules for the Discernment of Spirits

              Text: “Ignatian Spirituality A - Z” (Jim Manney, Loyola Press, 2018)
            • Year III

              The goal of the third year adult program is to introduce faculty and staff to spiritual direction. Building on the foundation of the first two years, each faculty member will be paired with a spiritual director for a nine-month spiritual journey. Adults will be introduced to different styles of Ignatian prayer, including Ignatian contemplation and a deeper experience with the Examen. In addition, the Year III cohort will continue to meet monthly for shared conversation, study and prayer. At the conclusion of the third year, each person discerns—with the support and mentorship of the Adult Formation team -- their spiritual possibilities for fourth year.

              Session 1: Overview / Introduction to Journaling 
              Session 2: The “Six Paths” of Contemporary Spirituality
              Session 3: Desire in the Spiritual Life
              Session 4: Finding God
              Session 5: Friendship with God
              Session 6: Ignatian Traditions of Prayer / Ignatian Contemplation
              Session 7: Lectio Divina
              Session 8: Centering Prayer
              Session 9: The Colloquy and Gratitude
              Text: “The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything” by Jim Martin SJ
            • Year IV

              The goal of the fourth year adult program is to provide an opportunity to respond to the call of companionship with Christ both personally and professionally through the Spiritual Exercises.

              This year the retreatant will meet with a spiritual director for the 19th Annotated Retreat, a form of the Spiritual Exercises in everyday life, as well as a morning of reflection at the conclusion of the academic year. In addition, there will be regularly scheduled meetings with a small prayer group.

              For some, developing an Ignatian capstone project that contributes to the Jesuit mission of the school is also a possibility, which may include engaging in year-long service with students or adults; leading a student retreat; integrating prayer more intentionally into the classroom or coaching; and/or reading and sharing with the larger faith community a variety of Ignatian resources in a particular area of interest.

              Possible Texts:
              • “The Ignatian Adventure” (O’Brien SJ)
              • “Choosing Christ in the World” (Joe Tetlow SJ)
              • “What’s Your Decision? An Ignatian Approach to Decision Making”
                (Sparrow/Manney/Hipskind SJ)
            • Veteran Faculty

              • Invitation into the Formation Program or Spiritual Exercises 
              • Hospitality in Adult Spirituality Center (#322)
              • Spiritual Direction
              • Veteran Faculty and Staff Retreat
                (Feb. 12-14, LUC Water Tower Campus)
              • Religious Periodicals
              • Web Resources
              • Faith Sharing Group option
            • Soup and Substance

              First Semester 

              • Friday, September 13th
                Fr. Paul Kalenzi SJ
                "A peek into the curious world of an African Jesuit."

              • Friday, October 4th
                Adam Gonzalez
                 “Do You Also Want to Leave?”

              • Friday, November 8th
                Jane Delaney
                "What is the IPP, anyway?"

              • Friday, December 6th
                Grant Gholson, Katie Davis, & Steve Lord 

              Second Semester

              • Friday, January 10th
                Matt Sparapani
                "Finding God in Nature: Hiking through Heaven on Earth"

              • Friday, April 3rd
                Peter Richer
                "Ministry of 'Presence': Encountering the Face of Christ in the people of Ecuador"

              • Friday, May 1st
                "What Have I Done for Christ?" 
                End of the Year Table Reflection

              5th-floor balcony: Lunch Periods 
            “In the next ten years (2019-2029), the Society of Jesus wants to share with others this most fundamental discovery of our own lives: Jesus Christ. We want to help people find Him and to live His way. We want to accompany people as they discern complex choices in the social, economic, cultural and political spheres. We will help to create environments that favors free personal processes, independent of social or ethnic pressure. We want to promote in-depth study of the Spiritual Exercises. We want to give the Exercises in places of social exclusion so that people will know they are part of one family in solidarity with one another and with the Creator. We want to offer a deeper alternative to secularism. A mature secular society will allow a greater and better exercise of religious freedom, recognizing the complex dimensions of human freedom.”
            -- Universal Apostolic Preferences (Society of Jesus)