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Ignatian formation in schools

A gathering of formators took place recently in Milltown Park, Dublin to discuss ways to keep the Jesuit story and ethos alive

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Sensitivity of heart

Slovakian Jesuit Peter Girasek SJ was asked to help in refugee camps in Iraq, a country largely dominated by ISIS. It felt It felt to him like a death sentence, but in the end, being with the refugees gave him great spiritual consolation.

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Remembering Ron Darwen SJ

On Thursday, January 29th, Jim Culliton SJ and Brendan Comerford SJ, attended the funeral Mass of the late Ron Darwen SJ in Preston, Lancashire, England. Both Jim and Brendan had been former tertians of Ron’s.

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Tertians begin experiment

Ten European Jesuits, currently in their final year of formation in the Tertianship house in Manresa, Dublin, are about to go on 'experiment', a period of active mission work, usually in the fields of justice and faith. Among the places to which this year's Tertians are going are Russia and Lebanon.

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Spiritual Direction

Saint Ignatius, who describes himself as a pilgrim on a journey through life, tells us in his Autobiography how he frequently engaged with his fellow pilgrims in ‘spiritual conversation’. This was one of his more remarkable gifts. ‘He so adapted himself to those with whom he conversed,’ said one of his early companions, ‘that he evoked amazing movements in them. ...

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For those Jesuits who enter the Society as candidates for priesthood, ordination to deaconate takes place during his third year of theology studies. He will then be ordained to the priesthood usually about six months after this.

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