Diploma in Spirituality

Program Overview

This Diploma program in spirituality is targeting men and women of different religious traditions and Christian denominations and anyone who is interested in strengthening their spirituality in the Ignatian tradition in the unique African context. We see ourselves as a forward looking group of passionate property professionals with the relevant experience to match.

This programme will offer students an opportunity to assimilate more deeply their Ignatian heritage and vocation, and to integrate recent academic and personal experiences of their Jesuit life. It will present students with a sampling of the very best of the Ignatian/Jesuit heritage, e.g., the person and spirit of Ignatius, the founding of the Society of Jesus, and current statements about Jesuit life. Specifically, by reading excerpts from pertinent documents and related articles by contemporary Jesuits, students will become more acquainted with Ignatius’ spiritual journey, discernment for everyday life and important decisions, mission and apostolic formation, the Jesuit sense of the vows, the manifestation of conscience, the Exercises, Ignatian prayer, and other topics. The course will blend together valuable materials from various sources.

Ignatian Spirituality for Everyone

This 500 year old tradition is not for Jesuits alone. It is for everyone. St. Ignatius mandated Jesuits to offer the Spiritual Exercises as a “pathway to God” for all peoples of all nations. Thus, there is no restriction on who can take this course. It is not simply a vertical relationship with God and the person, but in relation to “others” and all creation. God’s spirit runs throughout all creation and openness to that spirit implies an openness to all creatures. Our relationship with God deeply affects and transforms our relationship with ourselves, our work, family, country and with people. Thus, these courses will be offered in relation with the Ignatian Spirituality.

  • First Semester
    • IGS101 Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality(12)
    • IGS102 Introduction to World Spiritualties(12)
    • IGS103 Old Testaments: Prophets, Psalms(12)
    • IGS104 Christian Mystical Traditions (12)
    • IGS105 Psychological Foundation of Spirituality (12)
    • IGS106 African Traditions and Spirituality(12)

     Second Semester

    • IGS107 Ignatian Spirituality (Retreat Practicum) (12)
    • IGS108 Social Spirituality (12)
    • IGS109 Science and Spirituality (12)
    • IGS110 Leadership and Spirituality (12)
    • IGS111 New Testament: Gospels and Paul’s Letters (12)
    • IGS112 Pentecostalism in Africa (12)

1. It is a response to a need for spiritually and morally conscious citizens who are willing to go the extra mile to work with those most excluded in the human community.
2. It sets the bases for a strong spiritual awareness and moral dedication.
3. It seeks to cultivate a high level of spiritual and Christian way of living.

Aims and objectives

1. To learn the different skills, techniques for meditation and prayer
2. To introduce the concept of various spirituality traditions
3. To educate learners who are able to judge a situation reasonably, decide and act responsibly for the good of all, and educate others to do the same in the development of their communities.

1. An acquisition of spiritual intelligence in dealing with the things of the heart and of morals
2. A deep sense of spiritual self, divine presence and its manifestation in daily interaction with people and with the common home, the environment.                3. A strong moral awareness and the determination to fight evils and corruptions in the society through prayer and charity

IGS114 Ignatian Spirituality in Daily Life and Service Program: 35 Days (36)
All students will be required to undergo the Ignatian Retreat in Daily life and the Service Program. A qualified Spiritual Director will direct each student. The Service Program Director will supervise the Service Program component.

OR The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in daily life. The best way to understand and be inspired by St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises is actually to do them rather than to learn about them. Students will be offered the opportunity to do the Exercises in daily life.

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