Institute Connects — November 2020
News from the Jesuit Institute
Retreat: Matthew Charlesworth SJ gave a retreat to the Kroonstad Clergy at the St John Paul II Centre in Bethlehem from 12-16 October 2020, with Bishop Peter Holiday in attendance. The theme was ‘On Loving God’ by St Bernard of Clairvaux with some insights from Dietrich Bonhoeffer and others. They concluded by looking at Evangelisation, the plan by the SACBC and Pope Francis’ Evangelli Gaudium.
John Main Seminar 2020 Mexico: This year Puleng Matsaneng was invited to participate in the John Main Seminar on the subject of Indigenous wisdom and the future of humanity. Puleng, along with people from all over the world, gave presentations on this topic. The gift of this seminar was that everyone spoke in one voice. This indicated that the world is one and we can live together as one and not be separated as we are today. Congratulations Puleng!
Introduction to the New Testament: Matthew Charlesworth SJ concluded his lectures with the first year students of the BTh program at St Augustine College. The course ran for twelve weeks and looked at the Synoptic Gospel (Matthew, Mark and Luke) and the Acts of the Apostles.
An introductory course to Ignatian Spirituality
Find a pathway to deeper prayer, making decisions and an active life of service.
Every Wednesday 11 November – 9 December 2020
From 18h00 – 20h15
Online via Zoom.
Cost R850 (includes workbook)
For more information and to book e-mail Margaret retreats@
Are you feeling constantly exhausted, drained, lacking in enthusiasm?
Join us for a morning workshop presented by Judy Klipin and Annemarie Paulin-Campbell on
Burnout and Covid-fatigue
Date: 14 November 2020
Time: 09.00 – 12.30
Online via Zoom
We will discuss what burnout is, why it happens, and how you can take steps to recover. We will also touch on burnout from the perspective of faith and spirituality.
The morning will include time for input, some practical exercises, some guided reflection as well as time for questions.