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Welcome to this website. I am currently missioned to work at the Jesuit Institute and contribute to Spotlight.Africa, and care for the Jesuit Community in Johannesburg. I also teach part-time at St Augustine College.

God opens our eyes Thought for the day Published on 05 Dec 2020 When we pray, God opens our eyes, renews and changes our hearts, heals our wounds and grants us the grace we need  Pope Francis Image: a man exploring a wood.

When we pray, God opens our eyes, renews and changes our hearts, heals our wounds and grants us the grace we need

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Advent and the wait for COVID-19 to be over

As the Church begins a new year, marked as usual with the period of Advent to prepare and wait for Christmas, Grant Tungay reflects on how to enter this time prayerfully, especially within the context of this past year, marked with the trauma of COVID-19 and the experience of lockdown.

As we enter this season of Advent, we are coming to the end of a difficult year. One of the obvious difficulties we have experienced is how deeply this COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted the normal functioning of our lives.

Continue reading Advent and the wait for COVID-19 to be over at spotlight.africa.

- Matthew Charlesworth SJ
Pope appoints new bishops for Rustenburg and Witbank dioceses

At noon today it was announced by the Holy See’s Press Office that the Holy Father Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Kevin Dowling, C.S.s.R. as Bishop of the Diocese of Rustenburg, and has appointed the Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of Pretoria, Fr. Robert Mogapi Mphiwe, to be the new Bishop of Rustenburg. At the same time, it was also announced that the current Bishop of Eshowe, Bishop Xolelo Thaddaeus Kumalo has been transferred to care for the Diocese of Witbank.

Continue reading Pope appoints new bishops for Rustenburg and Witbank dioceses at spotlight.africa.

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