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About the series

Winter Living Theology 2019 is brought to you by The Jesuit Institute South Africa, The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference Lenten Appeal (SACBC) and Fordham University, New York.

The topic of this year’s series is pertinent to South Africa and, most especially, to clergy and religious who are under considerable psychological and emotional strain.

The series How to live a happy life. The spirituality and psychology of well-being will be presented by Fr David Marcotte, SJ, PhD.

Fr Marcotte will look at stress, burnout, depression, anxiety, compassion-fatigue, suicide and addiction, offering participants practical skills that will counter these and advance well-being. He believes that meditation and contemplative practices are an essential part of well-being and has done empirical studies which he will share with participants.

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About the lecturer

Fr David Marcotte is a Jesuit priest currently teaching at Fordham Universtity in New York. He holds the position of Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training.

Fr Marcotte has a PhD in clinical psychology. His research interests focus on the psychology of well-being, including the role of internalized identity for health-related behaviour.

He has developed Spiritual Self Schema Therapy, an empirically supported intervention to increase self-determination and reduce substance use for injection and non-injection drug users.

Fr. Marcotte is also a member of the Psychology Coalition of NGOs at the United Nations where he represents the Institute for Multicultural Counselling and Educational Services and works on projects related to health and well-being (Sustainable Development Goal No. 3).

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Venues and Dates


04-06 June 2019, 09h30-15h30
Lumko Institute, Benoni



Cape Town

11-13 June 2018, 09h30-15h30
St Francis Xavier Seminary, Barmania Road, Athlone, Cape Town, 7760




18-20 June 2019, 09h30-15h30
Parish of St Joseph Catholic Church, Morningside



Port Elizabeth

25-27 June 2019, 09h30-15h30
St Luke’s Retreat and Conference Centre


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