Starting today, November 20, 2015, after the mass at 8 in the evening, we will commence with our 30 day Silent Ignatian Retreat. Oremus pro invicem! Please pray for us 11 Tertians and to our retreat directors as well (our tertian instructors) Jan and Paul. May this long retreat be ever fruitful with the encounter of our God who is so loving, magnanimous and compassionate. We also keep your intentions in our prayers too.
To help us focus deeply into this retreat, all forms of communication will be suspended for the time being, including this website. We will resume posting by December 21, 2016.
In case of emergency: you can contact Jan van de Poll, SJ through this email:<jvdpoll(at)jesuits.net>
Just a list of events and activities prior to our Long Retreat:
Monday–November 16, 2015: Sharing of reflection from last week’s activities especially on the graced-filled autobiography.
Tuesday–November 17, 2015: Talks on the Suppression and Restoration of the Society of Jesus by Paul and Jan (our tertian instructors)
Wednesday–November 18, 2015: We had the whole day a time for reading, further reflections, and time to for physical exercises while at 8 in the evening, we had a session with Fr. John K. Guiney, SJ. Fr. John shared his edifying stories as a Jesuit, as a Jesuit missionary in Africa and how he survived a gruesome plane crash. Yes, you read it right, a plane crash!
Thursday– November 20, 2015: We had a sharing on some pertinent annotations in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to help us dispose ourselves freely to the Long retreat.
We also discussed some practical matters like house cleaning and liturgy, for the break day, and on things after the long retreat like trip going to Galway during the Christmas break. 3 Tertians (Frs. Walter, Hanh and Angelo) will be helping out with the Manresa Spirituality Center in giving New Year directed retreat.
We also share the discernment process and the different places where we are going to for our placement or experiment come January 15, 2016 for more or less 3 months outside the basic structure of the Tertianship house.
Ziad (Syria) – will be going to Brussel
Bogdan (Poland) – Will be going to Colombia
Jiri (Czech/Switzerland) – Switzerland
Jeff (Philippines) – Clongowes Wood College in Kildare, Ireland
Walter (Belgium) – Saint Denis, ile des reunions
Marco (Italy) – Scotland
Gregoire (France) – Armenia
Clement (France) – Arbil, Iraq
Hand (USA) – Malta
Angelo (Philippines) – Morning Star, Dublin City Center
Pasa (Croatia/Lebanon) – Scotland
We will give more details about the experiments after the long retreat.
Autumn in Cardoner House