The Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific has three International Works that come directly under the President. Two of these, the Arrupe International Residence and the Asia Pacific Tertianship, are for Jesuit formation. The third is the East Asian Pastoral Institute.
Located on the campus of the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, the Arrupe International Residence is a house mainly for Jesuits in the theology stage of their formation.
The residential and formation experience of living at AIR complements the Asian Theology Program at Loyola School of Theology to help prepare Jesuits, wherever they come from, for service within their own contexts of the universal mission of the Society.
Arrupe House opened in July 1990 and is today home to approximately 60 scholastics from across Asia Pacific and other parts of the world. Students over the years have come from Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Tanzania, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Uganda, the United States and Vietnam.
Asia Pacific Tertianship
Tertianship is the final period of formal religious formation for Jesuit priests and brothers. During tertianship, the mature Jesuit attempts to integrate his past periods of formation and intensify his relationship with God through another 30-day retreat, studies, and apostolic activities.
The Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific sponsors the Asia Pacific Tertianship based in Manila. It is offered to Jesuits across the world annually, from September to March of the following year. In addition, the Jesuit Conference jointly sponsors the Sri Lanka Tertianship in cooperation with our neighbouring Jesuit Conference of South Asia.
The tertianship programmes are a way for the Conference to express its thanks for the men and for the financial assistance it receives from around the world.
Situated on the campus of the Ateneo de Manila University, the East Asian Pastoral Institute (EAPI) was established in 1961 to conduct courses and workshops for priests, religious and lay people with an emphasis on forming lay Catholic leaders.