The Tertian learns, not just through the variety of content, but also in the reflection and discussion that takes place long after the various speakers have departed. The cultural and professional diversity of the tertian group enables a range of observations to be offered. These reflections help each to consider his own practice and aspirations and to review what presumptions, teaching style, and group skills are most appropriate to him.
We were also visited this week by two US Jesuits – Mike Harter and Charles Moutenout. Their discussions with the Tertians and instructors took place as they prepare to establish a new US Tertianship in Oregon.