Institute Connects July 2020

Institute Connects

July 2020

News from the Jesuit Institute

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Tsoseletsa Retreat: Morongoa Selepe, a volunteer at the Jesuit Institute, guided a retreatant on the Tsoseletsa Retreat via Whatsapp.  The retreatant was introduced to the different forms of Ignatian prayer and helped to use them to reflect on their experiences. Morongoa was in awe of the presence and working of the Holy Spirit during the retreat and looks forward to guiding more people during this time of lockdown.

Experience Ignatian Spirituality in an African way. We are offering a Tsoseletsa Retreat via WhatsApp. You will be introduced to various Ignatian ways of prayer and accompanied by an experienced guide.
For more information, contact Puleng Matsaneng on There are a number of options available.


New Deal for Nature and People – A Clarion Call for the Clergy: Matthew Charlesworth SJ participated in a series of online engagements organised by the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) in partnership with the WorldWide Fund for Nature (WWF) International. The engagements discussed the role that Catholic Clergy in Sub-saharan Africa can play in protecting creation by reversing nature loss and preventing further extinction of plant and animal species through the New Deal for Nature and People.

Listen to 2018 Winter Living Theology lectures, Racism and the Demands of Discipleship by Fr Bryan Massingale for free on our website. Winter Living Theology Lecture Series from other years are still available in our online shop.

“Friends of Jesus”: is a series for children with stories and activities. A new series is released every Wednesday.

Retreat at home
The Jesuit Institute will be offering an online 8-day retreat that you participate in from your home. Take the time out of, and away from, your usual routine, just as you would on a residential retreat.

Date: 10-18 July 2020
Cost: R1600 for the eight days.

For more information or to book, contact Margaret Backwell on

Retreat in daily life 
Join us for a retreat in daily life from your home. Make time each day to pray. A trained prayer guide will accompany you on your journey.

Date: 10-18 July 2020
Cost: R650 for the eight days

For more information or to book, contact Margaret Backwell on


“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?” (Isaiah 43:19)

The conference will explore opportunities for evangelism in this season; how to open the digital front door to your church and create an invitational culture; empowering young people to lead; strengthening and supporting marriages in this season, and more.

Join us on 10 & 11 July 2020.

Visit to secure your free digital seat for the conference.

For more information or help email

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