Jesuit Reflects on his Tertianship in Australia

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Jesuit Father Gregory Kalscheur, an associate professor at Boston College School of Law, reflected on learning more about God’s love while in Australia for his Tertianship, the final formal period of formation in the Society of Jesus.

Fr. Kalscheur spent seven months in Australia with twelve Jesuits from nine different countries and three U.S. provinces. Reflecting on that time, he writes:

“It has been a time to realize again, with great gratitude, that I was made for this life of companionship with Jesus and to reaffirm how deeply I want my relationship with Jesus to be the defining characteristic of who I am.

Tertianship has also been a time in which I’ve been reminded of the fragility of my capacity on my own to be faithful to all those desires, and for that I am grateful as well. While tertianship in one sense brings to a close the process of Jesuit formation, these seven months have reminded me that there is much more for me to learn in companionship with Jesus and in the company of my friends in the Lord.”

More of Kalscheur’s reflections are featured in the latest JESUITS magazine.

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