For the better part of his 86 years, Basil Brice has devoted his life to two passions: the sport of boxing, through which he became a celebrated figure; and supporting the mission of his...
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Sister Gerard Connellan of the Newton Park, Port Elizabeth, convent has celebrated 75 years in religious life as a Little Company of Mary Sister. (Supplied by Fr Hugh Lagan SMA) More Stories: New Jesuit...
In only three years Francis Pfanner had become world-famous. In 1885 Mariannhill was given the status of an abbey, and Pfanner was consecrated its first mitred abbot. The abbot was passionate about spreading the benefits of education and Christianity further afield. Soon a network of mission churches sprang up through southern Natal, each on farmland that was sufficient to feed its congregants.
The story of the Church began with a whole evening of unjust trials – Jesus brought before the Sanhedrin and the Roman governor to defend himself against trumped-up charges and in a highly politicised process. The Church’s birth through injustice – condemning not only Jesus but many of the early Apostles – has given it a good basis on which to challenge corrupt policing, biased courts and inhumane laws
Salesian Life Choices, in partnership with Tom Ryan, co-designer of the renowned UCT Graduate School of Business’ pioneering executive MBA, is offering a master’s degree in business administration—an MBA opportunity at a fraction of the cost of a standard MBA.
With his new apostolic exhortation on holiness, “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), Pope Francis delivered an easy-to-read guide to living an authentic Christian life in today’s world.
What is the vocation of a religious Brother? NEREESHA PATEL spoke to Redemptorist Brother Gavin Stokoe, who explains how he experienced his call from God, and what life in a religious community looks like…
The Holy Bible is Christianity’s most sacred text. From it, we can understand God’s purpose for us humans, what he expects from us, and finding out how what kind of person you are. Here are 10 amazing facts that you may not know about the Bible!
A DARKER SHADE OF PALE, by Beryl Crosher-Segers. Torchflame Books, Durham NC, 2018. 243pp Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher The rich body of literature on the subject of apartheid has rather neglected the experience of...
One of the most profound episodes in the gospels is Jesus’ encounter with the woman of dubious repute at Jacob’s Well in Samaria (John 4:5-42). There were many reasons why Jesus should not have engaged with that woman. For one thing, as she rightly noted, he was a Jew and she a Samaritan, members of groups who maintained a mutual hostility.
Christians must be willing to move where the Spirit leads them and not be benchwarmers on the sidelines of efforts to evangelise, Pope Francis said.
Few people would suspect that the order of Capuchin monks, famous for their humble imitation of St Francis, are special guardians entrusted with the duty of caring for Austria’s imperial crypt.
Naming a child is an important task for parents, because it gives children a sense of identity and belonging to their family and to God, Pope Francis said.