So many of us struggle to hear God’s voice, to understand what God desires for our life. This self-paced course examines St. Ignatius’ wisdom and tools for discernment and decision-making. Ignatius famously said that the Creator works directly with the creature. But how does God communicate to us about important decisions we have to make? And how can we ensure those decisions draw us more deeply into a loving relationship with God?

You Will:

  • Learn about the foundation of Ignatius’ approach to discernment. We will define discernment, examine what makes decisions so hard, and talk about the importance of Ignatian indifference and freedom.
  • Take a deep dive into Ignatius’ Rules for the Discernment of Spirits, his experiential insights into the interior tensions that can become the motivators for making decisions.
  • Discover practical Ignatian methods to making decisions, and consider how we might find confirmation in our choices.

Participants can engage in discussion through the online learning platform.

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This course draws upon content from Loyola Press’ book What’s Your Decision? and St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and autobiography. Participants are encouraged to purchase What’s Your Decision? prior to the course. Although helpful, it’s not required.

Learning Platform

This course uses a Thinkific learning platform, guiding you through the content at your pace. You will have full access to the course content, including videos, slides, and downloads so you can pause at any time, later picking up where you left off.