“At home” evening with Jesuits and friends

“At home” evening with Jesuits and friends

Fr. Joe Dargan speaking about “Leadership”

On Friday, October 5th we were “at home” to meet fellow Jesuits and those who join in their ministries in Ireland. More than thirty guests came for the evening at Cardoner House, our community and the home of the European tertianship.  As a focal point for this special occasion, Fr. Joe Dargan, S.J. gave a presentation on the topic of leadership entitled “Leading from Within. Great Leaders Grow. Walk toward Wisdom:  Reflections on Leadership and Ignatian Spirituality.” (more…)

Transitions and leadership

Transitions and leadership

Friday, the 5th

This morning, we had an excellent session on transitions.  In life, many changes occur (such as moving to a new place, taking up a new job or various commitments, dealing with illness and death) and each can become an opportunity for transformation. As our presenter Kevin Egan explained, all transitions follow an internal process involving fear and realization of loss, a “neutral zone” during which the future is uncertain and a sense of hope and new beginnings. This session was very powerful in helping us to analyze and understand the various changes we have experienced in our lives. It invited us to reflect on what we are living as we embark on a new stage of this journey of faith during tertianship. And it was yet another way of considering and hopefully embracing the ‘pilgrim attitude’… (more…)