About Sentir

Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation is one of the eleven colleges of the University of Divinity, which collaborates with centres of spiritual formation including WellSpring CentreCampion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality and Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality.

Who we are

Grounded in Christ through the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola,

Sentir is a work of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus

and a graduate college of the University of Divinity. 

What we do

Sentir provides personal spiritual formation

that enables creative leaders to transform the world.

We value

Academically rigorous spiritual formation

in a supportive faith-learning community.

Featured Units and Courses

Walking the Talk: Ignatian Spirituality for a 21st Century World

Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October, 2015, 9.00am to 5.00pm

margaret-silf During this 5-day intensive workshop, Margaret Silf will explore some of the key insights and meditations of the Spiritual Exercises in the light of their impact on our everyday lived experience.

— Where are our lives centred, and are we standing on solid ground?

— What does the Incarnation mean for us today and into what new possibilities is God inviting us?

— Can the many breakdowns in our lives, both personal and communal, be the gateways to breakthrough?

— What is love asking of us in the here and now?

The unit’s full name and code is: Key Meditations & Rules in the Spiritual Exercises (DS9109F) Please see here for the unit description.

In this five-day intensive Margaret will be assisted by Revd Dr Michael Smith SJ from Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation.

To book please click here.


Sexuality, Spirituality, and Intimacy

Monday 28th September to Friday 2nd October (9.00am -5.00pm) at Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality

SexualitySpiritualityIntimacyIn this five-day workshop we will explore the place of sexuality and intimacy in our spiritual life. Using the dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises as a framework, we will introduce the concepts of psychosexual development, shame, fear, guilt, generativity, love, intimacy, loss, grief and celebration of life in its fullness. There will be space for personal reflection and reading, embodied prayer, music and imagery, and the opportunity to meet with a spiritual director.


To read the full unit description, please click here.

To book please click here.



Organisational Transformation and Ignatian Spirituality

Monday 7th September to Friday 11th September (9.00am -5.00pm) at Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality


In this five-day workshop we will explore the concept of change within the framework of Ignatian spirituality. During the eight weeks following the workshop participants will be supported with one-to-one spiritual direction in implementing change in their workplace.

Professor Susan Long is an organisational researcher and consultant. Formerly Professor of Creative and Sustainable Organisation, she is now an adjunct Professor at RMIT. She also supervises research students and conducts organisational research at INSEAD, Singapore and the National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA).

To read the unit description, click here.

To book please click here.

In this five-day intensive Susan will be assisted by Revd Dr Michael Smith SJ from Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation.


Arrupe Intake for 2016



Named after Pedro Arrupe, Father General of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) from 1965 to 1983, the Arrupe Program aims to help participants become spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition and givers of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

It is offered by Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation as part of a post-graduate qualification – usually the MA in Spiritual Direction. It involves academic study, reflection and group work.

If you feel called to the ministry of Spiritual Direction, and have completed the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, then perhaps you might consider this course.

Download the Arrupe Program 2016 Flyer

Read more about the Arrupe Program here and the MA(SD) here


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.

Pilgrimage: Beyond Tourism

Ignatian Camino 23 September – 21 October 2016