Pope Francis confirms our mission for next 10 years

Our superior general,  Arturo Sosa, has today, 19 January 2019, announced the “Universal Apostolic Preferences” for the next ten years. These have been...

Fr Leonard Chiti, SJ at the 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus

Fr Leonard Chiti SJ, named next Provincial of the Zambia-Malawi Province

Fr. Leonard Chiti, SJ, currently the Superior of St. Ignatius Residence and the Director of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) in Lusaka has...

Displaced people who fled the anti-immigrant violence are seen in a camp on April 19, 2015, in the village of Primrose, 15 km east of Johannesburg. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)

Frank talk on the real lives of SA’s Refugees and Migrants

Jesuit priests, Russell Pollitt and Rampe Hlobo, talk about how South Africa really welcomes migrants and refugees.

PRESS STATEMENT: South Africa’s Gender Based Violence Crisis

The Jesuit Institute South Africa has issued an urgent press statement reflecting on the high incidence of gender-based violence crimes in recent days and the...

Liturgies of the Sacred Easter Triduum

Here are the times for the Liturgies of the Easter Triduum in Jesuit parishes and apostolates in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Join us for the celebrations of...

The National Flag of South Africa

A New Kairos Moment for South Africa

Two very different kinds of leadership. This is what we have seen dramatically highlighted through the events in our country over the past ten days.

Robust as Parliament debates were over the past year, the legislature failed to address concerns of ordinary South Africans. (David Harrison, M&G)

PRESS STATEMENT: President Zuma’s Decision to Reshuffle Cabinet

The Jesuit Institute South Africa has noted the President’s decision to reshuffle his cabinet. While we recognise that this is the President’s...

Protesters hold a banner during a rally against ill-treatment of migrants after the bodies of 71 refugees were found in an abandoned truck last week in Vienna on August 31, 2015. Around 20,000 people demonstrated police said. The banner reads 'Muslims and refugees welcome'. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK DOMINGO

Human Rights in South Africa: Are we just being hypocritical?

As we celebrate Human Rights day, Fr Rampe Hlobo, S.J, for the Jesuit Institute South Africa, reflects on one the most urgent and pressing needs of our time:...

Activists from Black Sash, a South African human rights NGO, gather at the Constitutional Court on March 17, 2017, in Johannesburg as they wait for a ruling from the Court to resolve the social grant payment crisis in South Africa, two weeks before the current deal expires. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

PRESS STATEMENT: The Constitutional Court Ruling on SASSA

The Jesuit Institute welcomes the Constitutional Court’s ruling that the irregular contract between the Cash Paymaster Service (CPS) and South African Social...

Robert Mickens

Vatican Correspondent Robert Mickens to deliver lectures in South Africa

Robert Mickens, Vatican correspondent, editor of La Croix International, founding editor of Global Pulse Magazine and writer of the weekly Letter from Rome,...

Welcoming ‘Homeless Jesus’

Dawn Ngwenya, was amongst those present at the unveiling of the ‘Homeless Jesus’, shares her experience of this new landmark installed on the streets just...

Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors launches new website

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is launching a new website devoted to providing information on the commission and its mission, the...

Fr Peter Hans Kolvenbach, SJ

Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, (1928-2016)

The Society of Jesus, worldwide, learned today that our 29th Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, died in Beirut, Lebanon in the...

Pope Francis blesses a prisoner as he visits the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia Sept. 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Misericordia et misera: Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis at the Conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Pope Francis has written an Apostolic Letter, Misericordia et misera, at the Conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

Advent Book for Children from Jesuit Institute

This year the Jesuit Institute, in collaboration with Mariannhill Mission Press, have published an Advent book for children entitled Journeying to Jesus’...

The delegates of GC36 vote

36th General Congregation Ends in Rome – “Men on Fire with the Gospel Passion”

On the morning of 12 November 2016, the delegates of the 36th General Congregation voted to close the General Congregation. The day began with prayer as...

Pope Francis on a landmark visit to Sweden

Malmö, Sweden – Pope Francis thanked all the governments of the world that assist refugees and migrants at the second major ecumenical event in Sweden...

“The Jesuit is a servant of the joy of the Gospel” – Pope Francis to Jesuits at GC36

There is a well-established tradition that the Holy Father meets with the delegates of the General Congregation. Since most of the time this happens as an...

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Events at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Braamfontein

The Society of Jesus in South Africa strongly condemns the chaos that ensued at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Braamfontein, on Wednesday, 19 October.

New Superior General of the Jesuits celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving

Following his election as Superior General, Fr Arturo Sosa, SJ, called Jesuits to “desire to contribute to that which today seems impossible: a humanity...

Father Arturo Sosa SJ, 31st General of the Society of Jesus

Following a voting process which began at 9.00 local time the Jesuits have elected Father Arturo Sosa Abascal SJ, of the Venezuelan Province, as their Superior...

OFFICIAL STATEMENT on the shooting of Fr Graham Pugin and the Higher Education Crisis

Fr Graham Pugin S.J., who was shot in the face by a rubber bullet at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, has received medical treatment and is recovering.

“In Africa, we’ve got youth, we’ve got enthusiasm!” – Interview with Michael Lewis, SJ

In our series of conversations with members of the General Congregation from all over the world, we met with the President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa...

Matthew Charlesworth, S.J., ordained to the priesthood

Matthew has only reached this crucial moment in his life, tonight after a long and sometimes challenging journey of discernment and discovery.

Winter Living Theology 2016 – Liturgy and Justice

The annual Winter Living Theology (WLT) School was held last week at St. Luke’s Retreat Centre in Port Elizabeth recently.

Changing of the Guards!

A Sunday to remember at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Nyanga, was marked by celebratory vibes as parish welcomed the new parish priest, Fr Rampe Hlobo SJ. Fr...

Jesuit Vows: Why such a fuss about obedience?

A friend of Wicus Barnard, S.J., Jakub Urbaniak, reflects on the vows that our newest South African Jesuit has just professed.

Op-Ed: The Pope Calls on Humanity to Protect the Earth

“The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth” because of “unfettered greed and out-of-control consumption”,...