Slowly Towards the Spiritual Exercises

Slowly Towards the Spiritual Exercises

Ninth period: where it appears that tertianship is now turning resolutely toward the Spiritual Exercises

Monday the 12th

During the first part of this week, we finished what we had started last week. Anto and Seweryn shared, Pascal presided at Mass.

Tuesday the 13th

Barnabas and Elias shared, Seweryn presided. As a last free gift, we had in the evening the witness of Brian Grogan S.J., who shared with us his life as a simple journey. He showed us how the apparently useless experiences he had had revealed themselves later as very useful …

Wednesday the 14th

Anto presided at the Eucharist of this usual free day. Time for us to rest in preparation for the long retreat, and to finish what we have to finish before it begins…

Africa and Autobiographies

Africa and Autobiographies

Tuesday, the 6th

Lucas and Pascal shared their life stories. Joe presided at the Eucharist. As a supplementary gift, we had in the evening the witness of John K. Guiney S.J., who shared with us his experience in Africa, working with refugees and victims of AIDS…

Wednesday, the 7th

A free day as usual for us to continue and finish writing our autobiographies, and to continue to read good spiritual food. Mass presided by John. Also the possibility of watching film at Manresa for discussion, Marvin’s room.

Thursday, the 8th

Antun and Jacques shared, Jozef presided.

Friday the 9th

John and Jozef shared, and Lucas presided. We had a French guest at lunch, and a Canadian one at dinner.

Saturday and Sunday, the 1011th

Free and pastoral days as usual, with Damjan and Jozef cooking.

Sharing of Our Life Stories

Sharing of Our Life Stories

Eighth period: where it appears that tertianship is building a community from the heart

Monday, the 5th

This day, Damjan and Fernando offered their sharing, and Jan presided at the Eucharist. This week, and part of next one, will be spent essentially on sharing our personal stories. Each of us has one hour to give an account of his roots, his familial story, his education, his vocation, and all the main events and experiences he wants to share. This powerful exercise (more…)

Sharing continues…

Sharing continues…

Celebrating massWednesday, the 26th

Sharing of the heart today with Pascal, Seweryn and Jacques.  Other stories, other styles, but the same method and spiritual fruits, receiving from each other the foundations of human life, Christian life and Jesuit life.

Beautiful weather, Mass presided by Fernando, (more…)