On Friday, the 3rd May, Pat Coyle, a former BBC journalist who now manages communications for the Irish Jesuits, animated a very dynamic and practical session about media and communications. She gave us much useful advice and suggestions, enthusiasm and hope in dealing with the media, especially with interviews. It will be part of our mission, spreading the good news by many means.
John Dardis S.J., President of the Jesuit Conference of European Provincials, presided at the Eucharist and celebrated the feast day of the apostles Philip and Thomas. As our tertianship nears its end, John invited us to receive our mission with a large and generous heart. During the classical haustus, Pascal’s parents thanked everyone for our good welcoming them, and offered reproductions of a homemade icon of St Ignatius and St Francis.
Thursday, the 3rd January
Brendan Callaghan sj, an English Jesuit psychologist specializing in celibacy and sexuality, offered us a good reflection on these topics, emphasizing the integration we can seek and reach in our personal development as a sexual person. The sessions were a mixed of lectures and case studies, (more…)
Tuesday the 1st of January
The Mass celebrated Mary, the Holy Mary Mother of God, and also Mother of our least Society. On the evening, Jean Yves Grenet, the Provincial of France, arrived, for a few days
among us, to visit Jacques and Pascal.
Wednesday, the 2nd
After this long and good Christmas break, we start again the usual work with sessions and personal work: after a reflection and sharing about the retreat (how can I keep the fruits of this retreat in my daily life ?), Jan introduced us to the reading and studying of the Constitutions, parts I to V. (more…)
Monday, the 24th
This peaceful day prepared us for the Mass we celebrated at 9 pm in the spirituality centre with the community and many friends of the retreat house. And at midnight, we added a piece to the crib.
Tuesday, the 25th
The festive Mass was celebrated with the whole community of the Centre, in the afternoon. (more…)
Thursday, the 1st
Because of the solemnity of All Saints, today was like a Sunday (free of common work and so free for personal work or rest; with liturgies in a hospital, a parish and a retreat house). But since today is not a holiday in Ireland (Monday was), Tommy looked after the cooking as usual, and nothing special happened around the house… The weather is getting colder but the landscapes are still wonderful…