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"Sensible helped me make connections with other colleagues and find some calmness in this tumultuous year. It was great experiencing Ignatian Spirituality  in a new, approachable way. I never knew the difference between contemplation and meditation and its connection to the body."

- Spring 2021 Sensible Participant


Ignatian Spirituality is the heart of our Jesuit university, and as we aim to share that mission more broadly throughout our institution, it is our hope that faculty and staff would not only become familiar with, but also get caught up in the vast invitation of Ignatian Spirituality. Sensible aims to do just that: it is an easy-to-use, gently guided, and extremely sensible way to dip one’s toes into the waters of Ignatian Spirituality. This quarterly spiritual program is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and is designed for SCU Faculty and Staff, keeping their very full schedules in mind.

In order to participate in this program, one does not need to profess any particular faith or religious tradition, nor is there any form of religious proselytization in the program. The life of Jesus of Nazareth is an essential component of the program, but a particular religious profession or identity is not. We hope faculty and staff from any religious, secular, or spiritual identity feel supported and welcomed in this experience.


Contact Tony Cortese (acortese@scu.edu) or Carly Lynch (cclynch@scu.edu) for more information.

 HOW DOES IT WORK?

  1. Watch for the invitation and registration notification. Registration for the Winter quarter will open in January.
  2. During the quarter, you will be emailed a digital recording of an Ignatian Contemplation which invites you to create a quiet, reflective space on your own and then simply hit “play” on the link. You will then be guided through a 25-minute Ignatian contemplation!
  3. After each contemplation, take some time on your own to reflect on the experience. That can range from pausing after the experience just to think about it, all the way to keeping a detailed journal. Whatever works for you!
  4. Share about your experience, learn more about Ignatian Spirituality, and/or eat some free food with colleagues (optional but highly recommended!).

WHAT'S THE TIME COMMITMENT?

Whatever works for you and your schedule! We’ve created four different ways of interacting with these down-to-earth spiritual exercises:

  • The Hybrid Option: Receive the guided contemplations & try to come to four Zoom Spiritual Conversations and the two Ignatian Tapas dinners.
  • The 100% Virtual Option: Receive the guided contemplations & try to come to the four Zoom Spiritual Conversations.
  • The “I like free food” Option: Receive the guided contemplations & try to come to the two Ignatian Tapas dinners.
  • The Very Easy Option: Receive the guided contemplations & let us know if you decide you’d like to come to anything else.

FALL 2021 SENSIBLE SCHEDULE

The program runs from October 4 to December 2. Here is the schedule:

During the week of October 4, 2021  |  First Exercise is sent
Thursday, October 14, 2021  |  Noon - 1 pm  |  Zoom Spiritual Conversation
Monday, October 18, 2021  |  Second Exercise is sent
Tuesday, October 19, 2021  |  5 - 6:30 pm  |  Ignatian Tapas Dinner*
Thursday, October 28, 2021  |  Noon - 1 pm  |  Zoom Spiritual Conversation
Monday, November 1, 2021  |  Third Exercise is sent
Tuesday, November 9, 2021  |  5 - 6:30 pm  |  Ignatian Tapas Dinner*
Thursday, November 11, 2021  |  Noon - 1 pm  |  Zoom Spiritual Conversation

 


SPRING 2021 EXERCISES

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WEEK 1

A guided Ignatian contemplation based on Luke 24:1-8, the story of the three women coming to Jesus' tomb only to discover that it is empty.

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WEEK 2

A guided Ignatian contemplation based on chapter 20 of John's gospel, the scene where Mary of Magdala goes to Jesus' tomb and finds a surprise.

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WEEK 3

A guided Ignatian contemplation based on chapter 24 of Luke's gospel, the story often referred to as "The Road to Emmaus."

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WEEK 4

A guided Ignatian contemplation based on John 21:1-13, the scene during which the Risen Jesus cooks breakfast for his friends.

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WEEK 5

A guided Ignatian meditation based on the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, the story of the "Ascension of Jesus."

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WEEK 6

A guided Ignatian contemplation based on the 2nd chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, the "Pentecost Story."

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WEEK 7

A guided Ignatian meditation based on some of the themes found in Matthew, chapter 25, which is often referred to as the Parable of the Sheep and Goats.

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WEEK 8

A guided Ignatian contemplation based on the concluding meditation of the Spiritual Exercises (Spiritual Exercises, 231 - 237).

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WINTER 2021 EXERCISES

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WEEK 1

A guided Ignatian contemplation based on the first chapter of John's gospel, the scene when John the Baptist points out Jesus as the "Lamb of God" to some of his disciples.

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WEEK 2

A guided Ignatian contemplation based on the sixth chapter of Luke's gospel, the scene when Jesus heals a person with a "withered hand."


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WEEK 3

A guided Ignatian contemplation based on the twelfth chapter of Matthew's gospel, the scene when Jesus and some of his friends are walking through fields of grain and eating the heads of grain on the Sabbath.

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WEEK 4

A guided Ignatian contemplation based on the eighth chapter of Luke's gospel, the scene when Jesus calms a storm on the Sea of Galilee.


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WEEK 5

A guided Ignatian contemplation based on the eighth chapter of John's gospel, the scene when a woman is dragged out next to Jesus in front of everyone as she is being accused of adultery.

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WEEK 6

A guided Ignatian contemplation based on the twelfth chapter of Mark's gospel, the story often referred to as "The Widow's Mite."



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WEEK 7

A guided Ignatian contemplation based on the 19th chapter of Luke's gospel, a story about a chief tax collector named Zaccheus.



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WEEK 8

A guided Ignatian meditation based on the 18th chapter of Luke's gospel, a parable Jesus tells about a pharisee and a tax collector who go to the temple to pray.


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FALL 2020 EXERCISES

Click here to LISTEN HERE WEEK 1Cosmic Perspective
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WEEK 1

A guided Ignatian Contemplation that uses the text of the first chapter of John's gospel to invite you on a journey into the expansiveness of the universe and your place in it.

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Click here to LISTEN HERE WEEK 2Beloved
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WEEK 2

A guided Ignatian Contemplation about how Jesus' own experience of belovedness can be an invitation to more fully accept our own belovedness.

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Click here to LISTEN HERE WEEK 3Into the Deep
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WEEK 3

A guided Ignatian Contemplation on the beginning of chapter five of Luke's gospel, an invitation from Jesus to go a bit deeper.


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Click here to LISTEN HERE WEEK 4Touched
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WEEK 4

A guided Ignatian Contemplation about the healing of a person with leprosy in chapter five of Luke's gospel, a scene during which Jesus does the unthinkable.

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Click here to LISTEN HERE WEEK 5Carried
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WEEK 5

A guided Ignatian Contemplation on a story about a person being carried by their friends to a place of healing.

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Click here to LISTEN HERE WEEK 6Sensible | Seen
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WEEK 6

A guided Ignatian Contemplation based on the gospel scene often called "The Woman at the Well," which is found in chapter four of John's gospel.

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Click here to LISTEN HERE WEEK 7Sensible | A Strange Way
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WEEK 7

A guided Ignatian Contemplation on Luke's Beatitudes, a message from Jesus that is about as counter-cultural as it gets.

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Click here to LISTEN HERE WEEK 8Sensible | Only One Thing
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WEEK 8

A guided Ignatian Contemplation on the very well-known story of Martha & Mary, an invitation to be more attentive to The Now.

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