Monday, the 15th – We started our common work this week with a sharing from the heart, a personal reflection on the last two weeks since the return from our placements. After this harvest, Jan gave an introduction to Part X of the Constitutions.
Tuesday morning was devoted to an historical analysis of the suppression and restoration of the Society which happened two centuries ago. Our fellow tertian John and our neighbour Todd Morrissey sj presented the facts, and also the causes and effects of these events, while Jan presented the life of Fr de Cloriviere, a French Jesuit whose life was a bridge between the two periods of the Society. These historical lectures helped us enter a reflection for nowadays, with five questions asked by our Father General (more…)
Monday, the 14th
Today was spent on various topics, linked only by our desire to serve the Lord: First, Anto, Pascal, Seweryn and Damjan proposed a reflection on our vow of chastity in celibacy, according to our constitutions and other documents which emphasize the positive and apostolic sense of this free choice. Then Joe offered an historical and personal testimony about the life of Pedro Arrupe, our former Father General, and about his generalate (1965-1983), so important in the recent history of the Society. In the evening, Jim Corkery sj gave us a lecture on the Year of faith, giving a theological approach of what faith is, and also a more pastoral and historical presentation of this Year of Faith for us to understand the context and purpose of this universal work.