At the beginning of this week, we hosted Brian O’Leary SJ, an Irish Jesuit who has dedicated a good part of his life to the study of the Jesuit Constitutions. Brian pointed out the centrality of Mission to Jesuit spirituality: although this is only the theme of Part VII of the Constitutions, it is really the fulcrum around which everything else revolves. Brian described this difficult text as a ‘spiritual classic’ and invited us to engage with it, not merely in an academic, but even a prayerful way. Brian’s intimate knowledge of this unique work, together with his evident love of its riches and sense of its underlying spirit, inspired us to work towards a better appreciation ourselves. Indeed, this will be our main focus until we begin our ‘experiments’ or pastoral placements in February. In the meantime we are hoping to deepen our understanding of the Jesuit charism, and to attend to what the Lord may be communicating to us, in our own historical and cultural contexts in twenty-first century Europe and beyond, through this document that is so important to our way of life.
O God, give me the courage and strength to be worthy of being called a Christian.
Karl Rahner SJ
- We wish you all a blessed Christmas and a happy new year.
- Asking for your prayers – Tertians 30 day retreat from 19 November to 20 December 2020
- Week 8: 9th Nov to 15th Nov
- Week 7: 2 November to 8 November
- Week 6: 26th to 1st Nov
- Week 5: 19th to 25th Oct
- Week 4: 12th to 18th Oct
- Week 3: 5th to 11th Oct
- Week 2: 28th Sept to 4th Oct
- Week 1: 21st Sept to 27th Sept 2020
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