Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Our Context

  • 2

    The Interior Life

  • 3

    Discernment of Spirits (First Set of Rules)

    • Rules for the Discernment of Spirits

    • How the Rules Help Us

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    • Broad Foundation: Rules 1-2

    • Dealing with Desolation: Rules 5-8

    • Why We Suffer Desolation: Rule 9

    • On Consolation: Rules 10-11

    • Helpful Metaphors: Rules 12-14

  • 4

    Discernment of Spirits (Second Set of Rules)

    • Foundation: Rule 1

    • Causes of Consolation: Rules 2-3

    • Questionable Consolation: Rules 4-6

    • Being Attentive to Our Feelings: Rules 7-8

    • Ignatius' Letter on Discernment

  • 5

    Making a Decision

    • Preparation

    • A Path to Freedom

    • Methods

    • Handouts on Decision-Making

    • Seeking Confirmation

    • Signs of Confirmation & Disconfirmation

    • Closing Prayer