The European Tertianship in Dublin lasts a little more than eight months, usually from September to May. Twelve Jesuits annually spend a year as Tertians – most from European provinces, with some Jesuits joining them from further afield.
There are many aspects to Tertianship; we offer these pages to present some of them.
Having studied and experienced Jesuit life since the two-year initial novitiate, Tertianship gives the Jesuit insight and education through hearing from others and personal study.
Tertianship provides space and time to review patterns and approaches to prayer. The Spiritual Exercises, undertaken in their thirty-day form for the second time, are a cardinal point of the year.
Each Jesuit may take an opportunity during Tertianship to work in an area of life other than their usual occupation. These ‘experiments’ help to explore and express freedom for mission.
Read more about the origins and purpose of Tertianship…
Our Daily Life
Up to twelve Jesuits from various parts of the world come to Dublin each year for Tertianship. One of them undertakes to describe their experience – see what new
This year the tertianship group in Dublin consists of 11 members from 10 different countries. We gathered for the first time on September 16. We will be together until the end of May.
During this time we will share with each other our experiences of our jesuit vocations through the spiritual exercises, reflecting upon our foundation texts, sharing our stories of ministry, and through different ministries.