2019 Retreat at Jacobs Well
Botha’s Hill Convent, set on a ridge of the Valley of 1000 Hills, was built in 1970 for the retired sisters from St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban and St Anne’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. The sisters lived and prayed here infusing the house with a sense of peace...read more
The Foundresses Set Sail
1891 DU SAMEDI 3 OCTOBRE -- N˚40 (Translation from an old journal) Dieppe – Monday, September 28, at 12.45 a friendly crowd attended the departure of the ocean liner from Dieppe to Newhaven. It was rumoured in Dieppe that a group of Sisters, Augustinian Hospitallers,...read more
From the writings of Saint Augustine
On love: Love separates the saints from the world by making them of one mind living under the same roof. (Tr. on John76, 2) There can be no separation of love. Choose for yourself what you will love and all the rest will follow… No one may make one love an excuse...read more
We were born of the needs of the Church, and of the recognition of the face of Jesus in the poor and the sick.
WHAT WE DO:
The gift we bring to the church is one of hospitality and one of caring with compassion for the poor and sick.
We live in a community centred around the Eucharist. We sing the divine office together four times a day. We spend at least an hour a day in personal prayer. We share all our possessions and talents with each other.