The Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific is responsible for several formation programmes, over and above what the individual provinces provide for their own scholastics.
Arrupe International Residence
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 Programme 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 International Residence opened in July 1990 and is today home to about 60 Jesuits 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. The Jesuit Conference also jointly sponsors the Sri Lanka Tertianship in cooperation with our neighbouring Jesuit Conference of South Asia. In addition, the Australian and Indonesian Provinces also run tertianship programmes that are open to Jesuits all over the world.