Society today

Society today

Antoine Kerhuel SJ

Last week we were blessed with the visit of Antoine Kerhuel, Fr. General’s Assistant for Western Europe. He described how the beginning of Pope Francis’s pontificate has inspired the Society of Jesus to follow Ignatius’s charism even more faithfully, and encouraged Jesuits in their efforts to live ‘for the greater glory of God’. (more…)

The 2012 European Tertianship just started

The 2012 European Tertianship just started

The European Tertianship 2012 has just started. On 17 September, a new international Jesuit community became a reality, its members to enjoy the next eight months or so together in Cardoner House at the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in Dublin.

We are truly an international group: Anto Pavlovic (42) from Croatia; Antun Volenik (40), Croatia; Damjan Ristic (40), Slovenia; Elias Mokua (44), Tanzania – still to arrive; Fernando Antonio (36), Portugal; Jacques Enjalbert (43), France; Barnabas Jakabos (36), Hungary; John Meehan (45), Canada; Jozef Bartkovjak (41), Slovakia; Lucas Chan (44), Hong Kong; Pascal Gauderon (41), France; Seweryn Wasik (39), Poland. And our instructors are Jan van de Poll from the Netherlands and Joe Dargan from Ireland.

The opening celebration of the Eucharist was presided by Fr. Liam O’Connell, socius for the Irish Province. (more…)

Travels home

 Irish Times journalist, Brian O’Connell, was interested in finding out who would make the 12-hour journey from Dublin to London by ferry and coach? He concluded that it was the “hard-up, the environmentally-conscious, the aerophobic and the contemplative.” A tertian returning to his province was in one of these categories: Brian met and interviewed Gabriel Pigache in one section of his article. (more…)

Gratitude and farewells

Pat Coyle, Jesuit Communications Manager, spent Tuesday 8 May with the tertians helping them to review how they might best engage with the media in their apostolates. She progressed from the analysis of examples to the discussion of various topics and concluded by inviting a number of tertians to be interviewed on a range of topics. These were then played back and discussed with the group. One of them – an interview with Brendan McManus about tertianship – can be played here. (more…)

Saying thanks and goodbye

The last days of the tertianship have seen the development of gratitude from an interior reflection to an external expression. Sylvia joined us for tea on Thursday when what you can see and hear below were some of the aspects of our saying thanks to her.


Journey to Freedom

The European Tertianship, Cardoner House, will be the venue for an exhibition of paintings by tertian, Danang Bramasti. This exhibition will open on Friday 4 May at 8:00 p.m. and the art will remain on view between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday 5 May and Sunday 6 May.