Since a spirit of poverty is an essential component for the Christian life, to examine its value becomes absolutely crucial for an exacting understanding of vocation. It would serve well to recall that Jesus himself put a high premium on the value of true Christian poverty. Therefore, since a spirit of poverty is one of … More CALL TO CHRISTIAN POVERTY
Following the lunch of the Golden Jubilee of Saint Joseph Institute of theology on the 10 September, students, professors, and staff of different formation houses and of different theological institute gathered at Seth Mokitimi Methodist seminary to celebrate 25 years of collaboration and of Ecumenism. The main body of this celebration lay within what is … More From SJTI to SMMS: Celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of Saint Joseph Theological Institute and of Pietermaritzburg Cluster.
The readings of this twenty-fourth week of ordinary time year B unfold to us the identity of Jesus. In normal circumstances when one wants to know a person, he/she must be close to the person and learn from the person. We have read and heard many things of Jesus but how have we responded to … More THE CROSS: OUR WAY TO SALVATION.
Our last two recollections invited us to reflect on our personal encounter and the quality of our relationship with the person of Jesus who calls for mission. I find the text of the encounter of Jesus with the Samaritan woman in the Gospel according John a sum up of these two recollections. Let us follow … More From encounter to unity with Christ: A call to missionary life and commitment
Language is a non-negotiable medium of education. The language of instruction at Saint Joseph’s Theological Institute is English. The Institute also encourages its members to learn other local African languages, especially isiZulu, which shows the importance given to culture. The Institute was also accustomed to receive Lusophone students. However, few years before the Institute could … More PERSONAL WITNESS: FRANCOPHONE STUDENTS AT THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF SJTI