Every Tertian has had a range of pastoral experiences during his earlier Jesuit formation. Tertianship allows further exploration of his adaptability and aptitude for different kinds of work. This help him to test his apostolic availability, the better to know how he might offer the fullest service to the Lord.
The Tertians left Dublin during this week for their placements – “Experiments” – and are now settling in to different surroundings in Israel, Armenia, Italy, Malta, England, Scotland, Algeria, the United States and Ireland. They will work in different settings ranging from interreligious dialogue, pastoral care, directing retreats, chaplaincy, and assisting people who are sick, seeking asylum, homeless or migrants.
The map shows the places the Tertians come from (upper rows) and the places to which they have been sent (lower group of 11 locations).