This week at the European tertianship in Dublin, tertains are invited to take “a good look at the tertian’s life, in light of the Ignatian experience and in the context of the life of the contemporary Church and Society [of Jesus].” To this end, we revisited the Autobiography of Ignatius, taking frequent opportunities to discuss the most meaningful aspects of the text. We also spent some time describing events from our own lives, paying close attention not only to the objective facts, but to the many and varied ways God has been working in our hearts. One thing is clear: the experience of the tertains is as rich and diverse as are the tertians themselves. While we have been been working for God, God has been working in us.
Lord, grant that I may see thee more clearly,
love thee more dearly,
follow thee more nearly.
Spiritual Exercises §104
- … And with your spirit.
- Back in Dublin
- “Love manifests itself more so in deeds…”
- “…’till He appeared, and our soul felt its worth.”
- “What has passed our lips as food…”
- “And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations.” Isaiah 58:12
- “Life is like a box of chocolates…”
- There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. (Ecc 3:1)
- Times of Your Life
- Gratitude for the gift of Formators