2020 – 2021 Tertians
This year the tertianship group in Dublin consists of 6 members. We gathered for the first time on 21 September 2020. We will be together until the end of May 2021.
During this time we will share with each other our experiences of our jesuit vocations through the spiritual exercises, reflecting upon our foundation texts, sharing our stories of ministry, and through different ministries.
Lukas Laniauskas SJ (UMI/USA)
I was born in Cleveland, Ohio USA to a Lithuanian-American family. I joined the Soceity of Jesus in 2004 in Lithuania and then completed my studies and formation in the USA. Upon ordination in 2015, I was missioned to St. Ignatius College Prep our co-ed high school in the heart of the city of Chicago. During my tenure at St. Ignatius I served in administration. It was also during this time that I completed my doctorate at the University of St. Mary of the Lake. My thesis was entitled: An Ignatian Encounter with Christ in the Eucharist. I spent the summer before arriving in Dublin at The Church of the Holy Family, our Jesuit pulpit in the city of Chicago. I am looking forward to some down time to pray, rest and have my heart formed by “ the school of the heart” (what St. Ignatius called Tertianshp).
Eugenijus Markovas SJ (LIT/Lithuania)
Hello, my I am a Jesuit from Lithuania. I did my studies in Munich, Nairobi and Boston. The last five years I was working in a school chaplaincy and was responsible for retreats in a school. This year I spend here in Dublin, wishing myself more time with Christ and the Constitutions of the Society.
Michele Papaluca SJ (EUM/Italy)
I am an Italian Jesuit, belonging to the Euro-Mediterranean Province. I joined the Society of Jesus in 2005, and after completing my studies in philosophy and theology in Padua and Rome, I studied spirituality in Madrid. Ordained a priest in 2015, a year later I was sent to the community of Catania (Sicily), as vice-parish priest of our parish of “Ss. Crocifisso dei Miracoli” and engaged in youth and university pastoral work. I am very grateful to be able to take advantage of this opportunity to live a year in depth, returning to the deep reasons of my vocation and my life as a Jesuit and as a man.
Learoy Rodrigues SJ (BOM/India)
I am a Jesuit from India, and I belong to the Bombay Province. I have worked for the last five years in the area of Jesuit formation, and I’ve loved the challenges and the opportunities that have come my way. I’ve been Dean of Studies at our Juniorate in Mumbai. And I have been training young Jesuits in the humanities; language, culture, drama, history, Jesuit spirituality, etc. Some of my other areas of interest include retreat direction, editorial works, Jesuit history, and lots else.
I’m glad to be here at the tertianship in Dublin. The programme is really well laid out; deep and full of the Jesuit rigour.
Roman Groszewski SJ (PMA/Poland)
Roman is a Jesuit from the Northern-Polish province. Previously, he was responsible for the students chaplaincy in Warsaw.
Julian Halbeisen SJ (GER/Germany)
I was born 1976 in Westphalia/Germany. I studied law, philosophy and theology. I am a jesuit since 2004. I was involved in advocacy for refugees (Brussels), in pastoral care (Munich) and in formation of seminarians (Frankfurt). It is a precious opportunity for me to study in this “School of The Heart”.