Need an easy way to introduce students, young adults, or groups to Ignatian spirituality? Beginning with the Principle and Foundation and culminating with the Contemplatio, Desires of the Heart: Themes of Ignatian Spirituality is a ten-week series that was designed to introduce undergraduate students to the basic aspects of Ignatian spirituality in a short, easily digestible way. But, it can be used for most any population.
Each gathering is intentionally short, lasts approximately 20 minutes, and may precede Mass, adoration, or another prayerful time. For students, it may be fitting for it to be offered in the spring semester, concluding just before Easter break. Those in the midst of making major transitions (graduation, finding a job) may find themes of discernment especially helpful.
Desires of the Heart has already been offered at three Jesuit universities: Georgetown University, Fordham University, and Boston College.