The Conference has three International Works. These are institutions and projects 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.
Arrupe International Residence (for juniorate, philosophy, theology)
Located on the campus of the Ateneo de Manila University, the Arrupe International Residence provides for the juniorate, philosophy and theology stages of Jesuit formation. Arrupe House opened in July 1990 and is today home to approximately 60 scholastics from across Asia Pacific.
Juniorate is usually shortly after the novitiate stage of Jesuit formation. The Asian Jesuit Juniorate started as an experimental programme for six to seven young Jesuits in June 1999. The objective was to give them an experience of living as one Society and the languages and other skills needed for international and cooperative apostolic endeavours.
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 Conference sponsors the Asia Pacific Tertianship based in Manila, and jointly sponsors the Sri Lanka tertianship in cooperation with our neighbouring Jesuit Conference of South Asia. Each is a project in Jesuit internationalism, with participants coming both from Asia Pacific and from other parts of the world. The tertianship programmes are a way for the Conference to express its thanks for the men and for the financial assistance it continues to receive from around the world. The maximum number of tertians for the programme in Manila is 10, while the Sri Lanka programme can accommodate a larger number.
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. It also publishes the East Asia Pastoral Review.