Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation is one of the ten colleges of the University of Divinity, which collaborates with centres of spiritual formation including WellSpring Centre, Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality and Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality.
Our Mission Statement
As an ecumenical community of Christian centres of Spirituality, we value the process of spiritual formation in an academic context. This deeply experiential process fosters and nourishes reflection on the experience of God. We encourage and witness to integration of the individual, communal and social dimensions of the human person. We are committed to making the educational experience of students and staff spiritually challenging, personally transformative and academically rigorous.
The name “Sentir”
The word sentir is one Saint Ignatius used frequently in the Spiritual Exercises. In Spanish sentir can be used as both a noun and a verb to communicate not an intellectual activity per se, but a felt-knowing of God, a knowing with the heart, an affective activity. This felt-knowing is what we help our students get in touch with in their own lives, and what we form them to help others to get in touch with in their lives.
Our courses encourage a student to:
- encounter the mystery of God
- be open to personal transformation
- engage in study which is academically rigorous
- integrate his or her personal experience with theoretical learning
- work with God to build the Reign of God in his or her life-world.