Life in the Tertianship returned to normal on Wednesday with sessions in the morning considering the vow of obedience through presentations, recommended readings and discussion. Ignatius of Loyola expected obedience to be a characteristic of the Jesuit and his 1553 letter on the topic continues to inspire and challenge. Best understood, it respects our human maturity and Christian freedom and endeavours to apply the talents of Jesuits by engaging them in dialogue with one another and with the situation of their mission.
John Dardis, president of the European Jesuit Conference, visited on Friday, celebrating mass and spending some time with the Tertians. He described his work and listened to the experience of the European Tertianship, a work under his aegis.