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Short courses for Catholic Teachers

Uganda badly needs a moral conscience. Corruption in the civil service is almost something acceptable, even a value for some. In secondary schools chaplains are simply too few to make a reasonable impact on the students. Often one chaplain is responsible for as many as 20 or 30 schools, and this with other pastoral duties besides. He probably will have time simply to say Mass once in a term, and often in a rush to go to another school. It is imperative that Catholic teaching also be extended to teachers.

Starting 2016 St. Augustine’s Institute in collaboration of Education Secretaries of selected dioceses (for a start) intends to undertake, not simply to host, but to organize renewal courses for Catholic professionals, beginning with secondary school teachers. It is hoped that in future there will be workshops for teachers at differently levels, (primary schools, tertiary institutions and universities,

These courses are to be offered during weekends in order to allow teachers to attend them even during school time. For the start they are offered to schools whose teachers are near enough to be able to return to their respective schools in the afternoon of Sunday.

 

 

Sabbatical Program 2018

In November 2016 The Uganda Episcopal Conference agreed that a Sabbatical Program be started at St. Augustine’s Institute, starting 2018.A year later, the bishops endorsed the draft for the Sabbatical program which is now unleashed in this prospective.

It is ushered in with a 30 day Ignatian retreat, followed by seven weeks which are carefully designed to foster the participant’s relation with the inner self, with God and with others.

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30 Day Ignatian Retreat


“He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself, or he loses his labor.”Ignatius of Loyola.

As priests and religious we have embraced a vocation which requires us to “reform the world.” Yet we can spend the whole of our life without serious effort to reform ourselves. Ignatius tells us that this is wastage of time. However, he does more than that: he proposes a program that over

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Course John

Course John is offered by the St. Andrew’s School of Evangelization in Canada, together with their counterparts in Uganda.

The St. Andrew School of Evangelization is a Catholic ministry of lay people and clergy, evangelizing, proclaiming the gospel in the model of the apostle St. Andrew. St. Andrew, upon encountering the Christ, first went to get his brother Simon Peter. (Cf. John1:35-42)

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