After a week of lectures and finishing our autobiography, time for a haustus on a Friday night. We had simple drinks and chips to perk us up. Gregoire introduced fun French game to the community where all can participate even Bogdan, who is suffering from toothache. It’s called “Your time is up!” and it is being played like charades or taboo.
Finding right words and actions in English to describe the item can be very challenging but fun.
It also awaken our competitive spirit (right, Ziad?) but in the end the objectives of the game are to build community and to have fun. I guess, we attained our objectives. Thanks to everyone for being a good sport and in giving their full support on this activity.
Tertians know how to have fun too.
Bogdan showing to the community how to play the game like a pro.
Calm George with his best skill…charades.
It is written that the Constitutions developed a thoroughly apostolic spirituality. The purpose or end of the life of the Jesuit is to glorify and serve God by helping the neighbour.
This week, we wrestled and prayed with the texts as we look inwardly so as to respond outwardly to the world, the vineyard, and examine where we can better grow as Jesuits for the greater possibilities for gaining fruit for God’s greater glory.
Gregoire sharing his digital masterpiece and his reflection to the group.
Eleven tertians were divided into 5 groups to report on the following:
- General Examen 1 (by Hanh and George)
- General Examen 2 (by Zeljko and Walter)
- Part VII Chapter 1 (by Marco and Bogdan)
- Part VII Chapter 2 (by Jeff and Angelo)
- Part VII Chapter 3 (by Gregoire, Clement and Ziad)
Hanh and George gave an active, fun and interesting activity where we have to role play so as to discuss criteria on accepting people into the novitiate. Zeljko and Walter gave a foretaste of the 30-day retreat through their guided reflection, and sharing during the mass. Marco and Bogdan gave as a glimpse of being sent on a mission with the perspective of the Curia. While Angelo and I, showed a video with texts and reflections from the topics assigned and Angelo brought the community into reflection through the Call of the King. We’ll have the last group’s report on Thursday.
Ziad sharing his reflection to the group.
Celtic Night at the Arlington Hotel.
Experienced the craic at this wonderful and unforgettable show here in Ireland-taking advantage of the bank holiday. A good community outing for our needed respite and to get to know deeper the Irish culture.
Showcasing some of Ireland’s ‘sean nos’ (old style) Irish dance & the famous Brush Dance, was the highlight of the evening.
We also enjoyed the sumptuous food and the great taste of Guinness. Too bad, Jan wasn’t able to join us or maybe he was spared for he watched the show several times already since 2005.
Fr. Angelo Silerio, SJ from the Philippine province celebrating mass at Temple Street Children Hospital for our Sunday apostolate.
The perks of having an Italian tertian in the group is the chance of a lifetime to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine. Tonight, Br. Marco Ciavarella, SJ prepared sumptuous pizza and much to the delight of the whole community.
Grazie Mille, Marco!
The chef and the webmaster.