In the evenings, the Procurators have spiritual
conversations in different language groups. Witnessing the movements of the
Spirit in each person is truly enriching. The diversity of cultures and
languages is a gift, and it is a beautiful reminder of the universality of the
The daily Eucharist at 20:00 is again an opportunity
for the Procurators to listen to the Spirit. The masses are celebrated in the
respective language groups, and the Procurators take turns celebrating them. Fr.
Damjan Ristić (SVN), who presided over the Eucharist for the English-speaking
group on Monday, 8 May, spoke about the importance of the Jesuit identity as
companions in the Lord, derived from Jesus alone and His mission for the
Church. He encouraged the Procurators to continue to listen to the Spirit and
experience the Divine generosity. The DSS provides a framework for this
reflection, and it helps them discern the way forward.
Apart from praying over the DSS, the retreat also
provides a space for the Procurators to connect with one another. They come
from different parts of the world, and the retreat is a chance for them to
build relationships, share their experiences, and learn from one another. The
spiritual conversations in language groups provide a space for them to connect
and support one another on their spiritual journeys.
As the retreat continues,
we pray that the members of the Congregation may encounter the Lord Jesus in a
profound way and be guided by the Holy Spirit in their reflections.