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 Loyola Centre of Ignatian Spirituality (Adelaide), Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality (Melbourne) and Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality (Brisbane).


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

Graduate Certificate in Supervision

Supervision

If you are interested in becoming a supervisor, read more about in on the site here.

Interviews for the course are the 1st and 8th of March 2016.

Dates for the units can be found on the 2016 Unit Schedule

Download the application form from here

Interviews will be held on the 1st and 8th of March, with the Introduction session on Tuesday 22 March from 10am – 12pm

You can download the brochure from here: Graduate Certificate in Supervision 2016

 

If you would like to discuss the course, please get in contact with us via registrar@sentir.edu.au

 

Graduate Certificate in Leadership

 

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An opportunity to be formed in the skills of organisational development, using the latest thinking and drawing from the deep wells of Ignatian Spirituality. Read more here

Download our brochure here.

 

Download the application form from here

If you would like to discuss the course, please get in contact with us via registrar@sentir.edu.au

 

Entrepreneurial Apostolic Leadership

 

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What happens when Ignatian spirituality gets into conversation with the world of the Lean Startup and entrepreneurial leadership? Was St Paul an entrepreneur? What might entrepreneurial leadership teach us about how to lead apostolically creative faith communities?

We’re planning to run a unit in 2nd Semester on this, but for the moment, we’re prototyping the idea with a one day intensive. 20 February 9am-5pm

Download our brochure: EAL One Day Brochure

 

 

 

Monty Williams – The Dynamics of Desire in the Spiritual Exercises

Mon 26– Fri 30 September (Campion Centre for Ignatian Spirituality)      

Michael Smith, Kevin Gallagher, and Monty Williams  SJ                                                                                                                                                  5 day intensive

Saint Ignatius went to great pains to draw the best out of the early Jesuits by helping them to discover for themselves what they most deeply desired. He assumed that the most effective and energetic Jesuits would be those who could generate their own zeal. Ignatius wanted Jesuits imbued with deep and holy desires. But what is desire? Where is desire located? What is its source? What does it lead to? In what direction does it lead and where will it carry the person who is desiring if it is followed? This five-day intensive will introduce participants to an analysis of desire in the Spiritual Exercises with a focus on desire that is centred on the person of Christ in a postmodern context.

This unit can be taken for credit as Sentir Unit DS9108F – The Weeks of the Spiritual Exercises

 

Arrupe Intake for 2017

 

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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.
UpcomingEvents

Pilgrimage: Beyond Tourism

Ignatian Camino 23 September – 21 October 2016