This week at the European tertianship in Dublin, tertains are invited to take “a good look at the tertian’s life, in light of the Ignatian experience and in the context of the life of the contemporary Church and Society [of Jesus].” To this end, we revisited the Autobiography of Ignatius, taking frequent opportunities to discuss the most meaningful aspects of the text. We also spent some time describing events from our own lives, paying close attention not only to the objective facts, but to the many and varied ways God has been working in our hearts. One thing is clear: the experience of the tertains is as rich and diverse as are the tertians themselves. While we have been been working for God, God has been working in us.
Here we go again for the first time. The 2016-2017 European Tertianship is now underway. We arrived on September 19th and began with the celebration of the Mass with the Provincial of the Irish Province, Fr. Tom Layden, S.J. who welcomed us and exhorted us to an openess to discovery and to be discovered. We’ve already begun sessions and have hit our stride with the daily shared Eucharist. Despite some battles with jet lag, the overwhelming feeling is one of promise as we learn about the many and varied works we’ve been involved in and the cultures we’ve come from. We hope all readers of this website keep us in prayer.