Holy Trinity Braamfontein

Jesus among the homeless at Holy Trinity Church, Braamfontein
The Homeless Jesus sculpture is to be unveiled at a Jesuit church in South Africa next week. The ceremony at Holy Trinity Church in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, will be attended by many homeless people who regularly attend Monday evening activities at the church.The “Homeless Jesus” is a work by Canadian sculptor Timothy P Schmalz and is a visual representation of Matthew 25, suggesting that Christ is with the most marginalized in our society. It portrays the Christ figure on a...
Fr Graham Pugin SJ halts police vehicle outside the gates of Holy Trinity
A Jesuit university chaplain has been shot in the face by suspected rubber bullets fired by South African riot police outside Braamfontein Holy Trinity Church, which is adjacent to Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg.Father Graham Pugin SJ was injured on Monday as he tried to protect students running into his church, for safety.  He is pictured standing in front of the church gates to block access to a police armoured personnel carrier.  Witnesses said he raised his hand and...
The Jesuit Institute of South Africa has a new Director. Former parish priest of of Holy Trinity in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Fr Russell Pollitt SJ has taken over from Raymond Perrier who had been the Institute's Director since January 2010.Russell (pictured here) was born in Pretoria, South Africa, and grew up in Johannesburg. He studied Philosophy, holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology and Socio-Cultural Anthropology, and a Masters Degree in Theology. He entered the...