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Fr. Matthew Charlesworth, S.J.

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In the morning Thought for the day Published on 23 Aug 2019 In the morning let me know your love, for I put my trust in you   Psalm 142. Image: a person standing looking at sunrise in a forest.

In the morning let me know your love, for I put my trust in you

Psalm 142

Pope Francis: “Prayer frees us from the burden of worldliness, and teaches us to live joyfully, to distance ourselves from what is superficial, in an exercise of true freedom.  Prayer draws us out of our self-centredness, from being reclusive in an empty religious experience; it leads us to place ourselves, with docility, in the hands … Read More

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Women — the invisible face of migration

Having spent some time at the Scalabrinian-run Bienvenu Women’s Shelter in Johannesburg, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya reflects on how women are still largely invisible in conversations around migration and xenophobia. He shines a light on some of the challenges and dangers migrant women face. Xenophobic episodes in South Africa have become commonplace. Hardly a month passes without foreign nationals living and working in South Africa’s townships being forced to pack their goods and flee from where they live.  In a recent incident […]

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Fr Sylvester David OMI has been appointed to lead the Oblate School of Theology in the USA. He will be the first African to hold the top post at the US institution. Matthew Charlesworth SJ spoke to him ahead of his move to the USA to take up this important work. Fr Sylvester David OMI has been appointed President of the Oblate School of Theology (OST) in San Antonio, Texas, USA. David, at present the Vicar General of the Archdiocese […]

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