Ignatian Spiritual Warrior Training for the Humanities. Mr. Christian J. Cashman Fairfield College Prep. CONTEXT :Globalization of Superficiality. Average U.S. teen sends/receives 3,000 texts/tweets per month ~Newsweek Jan. ’12
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Mr. Christian J. Cashman
Fairfield College Prep
“1,000 miles wide & 1 inch deep”
“The first key to IGNATIAN reflection is unlocking the mystery of YOU!”
“The second is finding GOD in your search...and having your own unique experience.”
Do you speak Ignatian?
(~Fr. Traub, SJ, Xavier Univ.)
8/31/12 Journal #1
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” ~ Socrates
Please take five minutes to
1) Explain this quote in your own words and
2) evaluate from your own experience the truth of this statement, and
3) make any connections you can to St. Ignatius and his “way of proceeding.”
9/4/12 Journal #2
“We are spiritual warriors, on a journey, a pilgrimage. However, the enemy we face is not out there somewhere. It is the enemy within.” ~Paraphrase of Joseph Campbell
1 )How is the internal spiritual warrior different from a warrior in the external world?
2) Describe the potential “enemy within” and what it might represent in your life or experience.
3) How might this image of the “spiritual warrior” connect to St. Ignatius’ spirituality or pilgrimage?
9/6/12 Journal #3 Pilgrimage/Journey
1) What is the nature of your pilgrimage journey this year?
2) In what direction are you headed?
3) If you were to compose a song, or choose a song you already know to describe the Junior year you hope for, what would it be?
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill can not be hidden. Nor does one light a lamp and place it under a bushel basket. Just so, your light must shine before others so that they may see your good works & glorify God.”
After a long night of rigorous discussion, Master Yutan sent the young monk Tokusan out into the pitch blackness of night and handed him a candle to light his way. When young Tokusan stepped outside, Master Yutan (whew!) blew out the candle & shut the door. It was at that moment that the young monk was enlightened!