Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host “The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and Christian Discipleship,” a Spiritual Formation Certificate Program elective, June 17-22, 2012. Martha Robbins, Joan Marshall Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and director of Pneuma: Spiritual Direction and Leadership Program, will lead the course.

This course will explore (1) the overall content, prayer forms, and structure of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises; (2) the underlying dynamics and graces for each of the four major movements of the Exercises, and, (3) how these facilitate a deepening Christian discipleship and participation in Christ’s mission according to one’s unique gifts and call. The structure and process of the course is designed to give participants a taste of the Spiritual Exercises through periods of instruction, prayer, silence, reflection, discussion, and worship.

Participants will reside for the week at the Kearns Spirituality Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence. Registration for this event is full. 

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 310 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.