Participants in session I will study the theology of the Church’s call to the laity. They will learn the basics of conducting interviews, interpersonal dynamics, and use of Scripture in direction. Practice interviews and role playing are included. Students receive an introduction to the Spiritual Exercises as they explores the themes of creation, sin and salvation using the Ignatian style of prayer meditating on Scripture, stories and personal history. The student prays daily, shares in a group setting and journaling is encouraged. A natural outcome of this prayer course is the healing of past hurts.