On Thursday, the 11th April we spent the morning with Joe on his favourite topic, namely leadership… After two sessions on the subject, we had time to digest the material during the afternoon. The next day we continued the session about leadership, receiving many insights and readings from Joe. And as usual on Friday, (more…)
We started our work this week according to the usual rhythm of sessions (two hours of introductory presentation in the morning, then personal time in the afternoon for reading and reflecting on the material, preparing projects, etc…): Fr. Kevin O’Rourke, S.J. returned to our reflection on chastity (following the sessions we had before the experiment on this topic), while Joe introduced the Jesuit documents on poverty, giving as usual his own personal insights and suggestions for readings and personal reflection.
Tuesday, the 9th
We had two new introductions this morning: Jan on obedience and Joe on community life. (more…)
During the three sessions of this day, Sr. Anne Codd, PBVM, offered us some sociological tools to reflect on our way of proceeding in our ministries, and more largely in the Church: reflecting for example on the different dimensions of the Mission, or on the organization of power and authority in our institutions and communities. (more…)
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…)
Paddy Greene S.J. offered us this morning a good session about our dreams; he woke up us about the importance of what happen during our sleep, and how we can be more aware of the signification of these dreams. The mass for the dead was presided by Jacques. The classical haustus happened in the evening.
Saturday, the 3rd
As usual, this free day was just marked by French cook (Jacques), but we can mention the real event of the day: Fernando’s birthday, correctly celebrated!
Sunday, the 4th
As usual, a day for rest and prayer, and for pastoral exercises in different places; the French dinner (Pascal) offered a good reward to the apostles, with quite appreciated crepes…