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Diploma in Ignatian Spirituality: English Program 2024-25

Diploma in Ignatian Spirituality: English Program 2024-25


Studies offered by the Pontifican Gregorian University


After successfully completing 12 required courses and three seminars—while also participating in supervised experiences for spiritual accompaniment, vocational discernment, and teamwork—students can receive a Diploma in Ignatian Spirituality.

In two semesters, students can complete all the requirements for a Diploma in Ignatian Spirituality, the equivalent of 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).


Course Selection:

  • Spiritual Exercises: Structure, Underlying Theology and Practice
  • Ignatian Spirituality
  • History of the Society of Jesus: From the Origin to the Suppression
  • Ignatius of Loyola: Person, Mysticism and Spirituality
  • Apostolic Spirituality of the Constitutions
  • Ignatian Mystical Tradition and Jesuit Mysticism
  • St. Ignatius and Women: Yesterday and Today
  • Autobiography of Ignatius and the Rules for Discernment
  • The History and Spirituality of the First Jesuit Missionaries in Asia
  • Ignatian Spirituality and Jesuit Missions
  • Ignatian Discernment of Spirits


Seminar Selection:

  • Ignatian Sources
  • Refounding Heroic Leadership. A Challenge for Ignatian Spirituality
  • Discernment: the Key to Finding the Will of God
  • Prayer in the Christian Tradition and Specificity of the Ignatian Tradition
  • Ignatius of Loyola in the Holy Land. This will be a residential course in Jerusalem, from 5 to 16 July 2025, and will include visits to the holy sites in Galilee and to the Ignatian places in Jerusalem


As a final examination, students prepare a synthesis essay of 30 pages under the direction of a faculty member.


More information: spiritualitaignaziana@unigre.it

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