Dynamic approach

A day before our short retreat we hosted Pat Coyle, the Communications Offices for the Irish province. Her dynamic approach, and the glimpse she gave us into  “into the journalist’s head” were greatly appreciated. Through numerous examples we...

Essential tools

One of the last conferences before starting the retreat was ‘in house’. Nick Austin shared with us his work on one of the essential tools of Ignatian Spirituality, the Examen of Conscience. His main concern is how to find the balance between reflection on...

Church today by Gerry

On Thursday 8th of May our guest was Gerry O’Hanlon SJ. As a systematic theologian, Gerry shared with us some of his thoughts about the Church today, in Ireland and elsewhere.  His down to earth insights helped us to broaden our perspective on the Church and its...

Terence O’Reilly between us

On Thursday, 5th May, we hosted Terence O’Reilly, a scholar from the University of Cork and a specialist on16th Century Spanish literature. Terence had kindly prepared some lectures specifically for our Tertianship.  During the day, he shared with us some of his...

The Tertians arrived back

The Tertians arrived back in Cardoner House on Easter Monday: some of us quite early, but others rather late. We came from far and near. Steve arrived back from his time at Clongowes Wood College, although more immediately from his trip to Lesotho. George returned...

Society today

Last week we were blessed with the visit of Antoine Kerhuel, Fr. General’s Assistant for Western Europe. He described how the beginning of Pope Francis’s pontificate has inspired the Society of Jesus to follow Ignatius’s charism even more faithfully,...