Upcoming Events

Mon 23

8 Day Retreat at Lumko

Mon, 23rd Sep @ 6:30 PM - Tue, 1st Oct @ 4:30 PM
Oct 05

Quiet Day

Sat, 5th Oct @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Oct 15

8-Day Retreat

Tue, 15th Oct @ 8:00 AM - Thu, 24th Oct @ 5:00 PM
Oct 24

Quiet Day

Thu, 24th Oct @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Oct 31

Spiritual Directors’ Training (Module 8)

Thu, 31st Oct @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nov 10

Week of Guided Prayer (Pinetown, Durban)

Sun, 10th Nov @ 8:00 AM - Sat, 16th Nov @ 5:00 PM
Nov 16

LGBTQI+ Retreat

Sat, 16th Nov @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Christian patriarchy: The skeleton in our closet

For years, scientists and ecologists have been sounding the alarm of a looming climate disaster. Unchecked fires raging in the Amazon over the last few weeks are a dramatic sign that we are destroying creation at a rate that we may not be able to return from. The Amazon forest ...
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Ten years ago journalist Graeme Wood wrote that “change will never be this slow again”. One of the largest changes in the last 10 years has been the way in which we communicate. We live in a world where life is becoming faster, and communication is expected of us all ...
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We live in a world with so much poverty. It is a day to day painful reality. Recently I was at a Jesuit Justice and Ecology conference in Johannesburg. One of the speakers (a Jesuit) defined poverty as pure evil – there is no other explanation. I feel that this ...
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The Lord speaks to us in a variety of ways, at work, through others and at every moment.

Discernment is necessary not only at extraordinary times, when we need to resolve grave problems and make crucial decisions. It is a means of spiritual combat for helping us to follow the Lord more faithfully. We need it at all times, to help us recognize God’s timetable, lest we fail ...
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How can we know if something comes from the Holy Spirit or if it stems from the spirit of the world or the spirit of the devil? The only way is through discernment, which calls for something more than intelligence or common sense. It is a gift which we must ...
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The path of holiness is a source of peace and joy, given to us by the Spirit. At the same time, it demands that we keep “our lamps lit” (Lk 12:35) and be attentive. “Abstain from every form of evil” (1 Thess 5:22). “Keep awake” (Mt 24:42; Mk 13:35). “Let ...
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Sunday Reflections

LISTEN: Reflection for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time — Year C

Would you invite Jesus to a dinner party? Read the Gospels carefully before you answer that question! The Pharisees don’t seem to learn – this is the third time that they have invited Jesus to a dinner party but also the third time it gets a bit awkward and ends ...
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Our readings today address people who are disappointed. However, they offer a universal hope of salvation – not a guarantee, but a promise that all are welcome. In the first reading, we hear the prophet Isaiah's hopeful and inclusive vision of a God who desires to save people from all ...
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This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Gospel today is Mary’s visit to her cousin Elizabeth. It is a gospel of recognition – of Mary’s role in the story of salvation, a confirmation of her radically free and generous acceptance of God’s ...
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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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Institute Connects September 2019

Institute Connects September 2019

Institute Connects September 2019 News from the Jesuit Institute Meeting, conference and golden jubilee: The Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network for Africa (JENA) met at Lumko Conference Centre in Benoni from 6 - 9 August 2019. The JENA annual meeting took place on the first ...
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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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