Second period: Where it appears that tertianship really is intended to be a school of heart
Monday, the 24th
The Mass, presided by Anto, was linked with this new step of our community life. Tommy returned to the kitchen to prepare a wonderful Irish lamb for lunch and hamburgers for dinner. At last, we enjoyed typical Irish weather the whole day (cool rain and sweet wind, everyone would have understood…) and began a new period of our spiritual adventure. After sharing the fruits of our reflections on our first week together, especially our consolations and desolations, our discovering of a new place, a new group, a new rhythm and so on…, we entered into the main part of the week, and probably more: the sharing from the heart. As an introduction and first step in this sharing, our two instructors led by example, sharing a story about themselves from the heart. Then each of us was invited to reflect on their stories before responding to the group on how the story had affected us.
First period: Where it appears that tertianship has the advantages of novitiate, without the disadvantages…
Monday, the 17th
The first day, with the arrivals, installations, first visit of the house, first time to meet. Those who arrived in the morning had a lunch with the community, and time for a nap or a first stroll along the shore…
In the evening, after a dinner which reassured the greedy ones , the first mass was presided by a delegate of the provincial, who welcomed the whole group in his name, integrating our tertianship in the whole Body of the Society and of the Church.
We are: Anto, 42 year old, from Croatia; Antun, 40, Croatia; Damjan, 40, Slovenia; Elias, 44, Tanzania; Fernando, 36, Portugal; Jacques, 43, France; Barnabas, 35, Hungary; John, 45, Canada; Jozef, 41, Slovakia; Lucas, 42, China; Pascal, 41, France; Seweryn, 39, Poland. And the instructors, Jan from Nederland and Joe from Ireland. (more…)
The European Tertianship 2012 has just started. On 17 September, a new international Jesuit community became a reality, its members to enjoy the next eight months or so together in Cardoner House at the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in Dublin.
We are truly an international group: Anto Pavlovic (42) from Croatia; Antun Volenik (40), Croatia; Damjan Ristic (40), Slovenia; Elias Mokua (44), Tanzania – still to arrive; Fernando Antonio (36), Portugal; Jacques Enjalbert (43), France; Barnabas Jakabos (36), Hungary; John Meehan (45), Canada; Jozef Bartkovjak (41), Slovakia; Lucas Chan (44), Hong Kong; Pascal Gauderon (41), France; Seweryn Wasik (39), Poland. And our instructors are Jan van de Poll from the Netherlands and Joe Dargan from Ireland.
The opening celebration of the Eucharist was presided by Fr. Liam O’Connell, socius for the Irish Province. (more…)