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St Martin de Porres - Green School

Greening hearts and minds and imagination

The Parish of St Martin de Porres in Soweto has been served by the Jesuits since 1985. Now its High School is going ‘Green’, as Fr Bruce Botha SJ explains. “WE RICH NATIONS, for that is what we are, have an obligation not only to the poor nations, but to all the grandchildren of the world, rich and poor. We have not inherited this earth from our parents to do with it what we will. We have borrowed it from ...

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St Mary Magdalene by Jusepe de Ribera 1641

Op-ed: Was Jesus married – and is it important?

Conspiracy theorists are likely to have a field day – and perhaps dig up a few more Dan Brown novels – given the recent declaration that an ancient reference to Jesus’ wife may, in fact, be authentic. But instead of quibbling over the details of the prophet’s life, shouldn’t we be looking at the lessons we can learn from it as a whole?  A faded piece of papyrus unveiled in 2012 by a Harvard Divinity School ...

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A “soul moment”

Fr Russell Pollitt SJ, has just completed a 90km trail run in the Cape. Here, he recounts the experience and how it might give insight to our spiritual life… Feeling rather “undercooked” and, therefore, with some anxiety I set off for the Cape last week to run my second ProNutro AfricanX trail race. The race is a three day three stage run covering a total distance of 90kms. This year the route was different. I ran ...

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