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Encounter With God (Johannesburg)

Sun, 4th Aug @ 8:00 AM - Sat, 14th Sep @ 5:00 PM
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Week of Guided Prayer (Musgrave Road, Durban)

Sun, 11th Aug @ 8:00 AM - Sun, 18th Aug @ 5:00 PM
Sep 23

8 Day Retreat at Lumko

Mon, 23rd Sep @ 6:30 PM - Mon, 7th Oct @ 4:30 PM
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Oct 31

Spiritual Directors’ Training (Module 8)

Thu, 31st Oct @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Articles

Finding hope in a time of despair
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“…And after the chief priests had met with the elders and formed a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money and instructed them: “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole His body while we were asleep.’ If this report reaches the governor, we ...
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Electronic devices have become our daily bread. We rely on them more and more. A Jesuit in my community recently joked: “In the past when Jesuits arrived in a new house, they would first ask what time daily mass was. Now the first thing they ask for is the Wi-Fi ...
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Even before it has started, the up-coming Pan-Amazon Synod has generated theological heat in the Catholic Church. Its working document – or Instrumentum Laboris – has already been denounced in some circles as heretical. Others welcome it as a sign of hope for change in the Church. The Instrumentum is too detailed ...
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Reflections

The Christian life is a constant battle. We need strength and courage to withstand the temptations of the devil and to proclaim the Gospel. This battle is sweet, for it allows us to rejoice each time the Lord triumphs in our lives.
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The prayerful reading of God’s word, which is “sweeter than honey” (Ps 119:103) yet a “two-edged sword” (Heb 4:12), enables us to pause and listen to the voice of the Master. It becomes a lamp for our steps and a light for our path (cf. Ps 119:105). As the bishops ...
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Prayer, because it is nourished by the gift of God present and at work in our lives, must always be marked by remembrance. The memory of God’s works is central to the experience of the covenant between God and his people. God wished to enter history, and so our prayer ...
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In silence, we can discern, in the light of the Spirit, the paths of holiness to which the Lord is calling us. Otherwise, any decisions we make may only be window-dressing that, rather than exalting the Gospel in our lives, will mask or submerge it. For each disciple, it is ...
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Sunday Reflections

LISTEN: Reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time — Year C
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This week our readings talk about the truly necessary things, of being in Christ, and of having right relationships with God, with creation and with each other. For only through these relationships will we amass the true treasures that we can take to the next life. “Vanity of vanity, all ...
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One of my interests and the topic of my research was the impact of technology on our identity / spirituality. I love the latest gadgets (and use them!) but I often wonder what these gadgets do to us – what they do to our spiritual lives, how they impact on ...
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Today’s Gospel reminds us that there are many ministries in the Church, but what unites them is Christ. This famous scene can be so often parodied – Martha fussing in the kitchen, Mary listening to Jesus – and can be easily misunderstood. It illustrates the tensions that arise when we ...
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Statements from the Jesuit Institute

Statements from the Jesuit Institute

From time to time the Jesuit Institute releases press statements remarking on the pressing issues that affect South Africa.

The Institute also publishes Spotlight.Africa which publishes news from around Southern Africa from a Catholic Social Teaching perspective.

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Russell Pollitt SJ, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Annemarie Paulin-Campbell, Puleng Matsaneng, Michelle Pilet during Ignatian Day 2019.

Institute Connects August 2019

Institute Connects August 2019 News from the Jesuit Institute Ignatian Day 2019 — Johannesburg: The Jesuit Institute Ignatian Day in Gauteng took place on the 3 August 2019 with well over 100 people attending. Archbishop Thabo Makgoba spoke on the topic: ‘Ignatian Spirituality — Finding ...
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Institute Connects July 2019

Institute Connects July 2019

Institute Connects July 2019 News from the Jesuit Institute Ignatian Day 2019: You are invited to the Ignatian Day on 3 August 2019 – an opportunity to learn more about Ignatian Spirituality, whether you are totally new to it or have been doing it for ...
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Institute Connects June 2019

Institute Connects June 2019

Institute Connects June 2019 News from the Jesuit Institute Winter Living Theology 2019 How to live a Happy Life. The spirituality and psychology of well-being.  Winter Living Theology 2019: This year's series brings Fr David Marcotte SJ, US Jesuit priest, clinical psychologist and professor at ...
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