February Update

David Harold-Barry (ZIM), the superior of Silveira House, and Jean Luc Enyegue (AOC), the director of the Jesuit Historical Institute in Nairobi, spent two weeks with the Tertians impressively presenting the history of the Society.  The two weeks were interrupted with a beautiful day on Table Mountain, which Mike and the young men climbed. The old man wisely took the cableway.
After the presentation on history, the Tertians departed for their month’s experiments. They are spread throughout South Africa. Ignatius Tambudzai is at the Night Shelter in Stellenbosch (run by civil society) all night and returns to the Tertianship at CBC Paradyskloof each morning. When Chikere Agbo goes to work at St Nicholas Parish, he has already been out to bless the vines for this years harvest.
In Cape Town, Cyprien Ranaivotratra, Mark Luedke, and Joestanis Okoye, have gone to help the Sisters of Nazareth with the children and old people. Nshimbi Kabamba is working with the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office.
In Johannesburg, Matthew Pyrc is with the Institute at Auckland Park. Egide Ndiyisenga walks to and from the parish in Braamfontein every day, where he helps Norbert Munekani and David Rowan. Hubert Ralaivao is working with JRS, who are in the throes of moving from Murray House to Rosettenville, apart from looking after migrants.
All are due back at the Tertianship on 23 February to conclude the final three weeks of the programme.

The Tertianship concludes on the 15 March 2020.

The next Tertianship will commence on 20 September 2020 at Zinkwazi. Please see some of the photos from the new Tertianship below:


Request for Prayers

Cape Town Tertianship Group 2019-2020
Mike Lewis (SAF), Joestanis Okoye (ANW), Cyprien Ranaivotratra (MDG), Jim McGloin (ZAM), Ignatius Tambudzai (ZIM), Matthew Pyrc (UWE), Kabamba Nshimbi (ZAM), Mark Luedtke (UMI), Chikere Agbo (ANW), Hubert Ralaivao (MDG), Egide Ndayisenga (RWB)

The Spiritual Exercises for the Tertians in Stellenbosch, South Africa begin on Sunday evening, 20 October, and will continue until 20 November.  The Tertians and their Directors would be grateful if you would remember them in your prayers especially during this time.


Opening of the 2nd Year of the JCAM Tertianship – 2019-2020

Seven tertians arrived on 16th September:

  • Mark Luedtke and Matthew Pyrc from the USA,
  • Egide Ndayisenga from Burundi,
  • Nshimbi Kabamba from Zambia,
  • Hubert Ralaivao and Cyprien Ranaivotratra from Madagascar and
  • Ignatius Tambudzai from Zimbabwe

to start the second session of the Tertianship at Paradyskloof, near Stellenbosch and Cape Town.

Mike Lewis developed acute appendicitis and had to have an operation on 17th September. Fortunately he was back on the 19th September.

Whilst he was in hospital, Jim McGloin held the fort and the Tertians settled down. This year we have been bedevilled by the diplomatic tensions between South Africa and Rwanda on the one hand, and Nigeria and South Africa on the other.

The result is that we are still short of three Tertians since Innocent Rugaragu will have to return to sort out his visa and we await with patience for the South African Embassy to issue a visa to Chikere Agbo, before the two Nigerian Tertians can arrive.