Spiritans returned to India in 2009 for several reasons, the pioneer being Fr. Gabriel Myotte Duquet of the French Province.
The Spiritan presence dates from December 1977. From that time to now 25 Spiritans from 7 different countries have lived and worked here.
Our Spiritan mission in Vietnam arose out of a number of circumstances: the presence of vietnamese confreres in the US Province, the interest shown by a local group of religious in Vietnam to join our community, the desire to expand our mission in Asia, the need to search for vocations in new areas.
On 12 December 1977, feastday of Our Lady of Guadeloupe, Patroness of the Philippines, four Spiritans from four different continents, landed in this country. They based themselves in Iligan, in northern Mindanao. There, they began their ministry, in a region where the local Church most needed them.
2017 marks 20 years of Spiritan presence in Taiwan.
203 / October / November / December 2017 | 40 Years of Spiritan Presence in Asia: Pakistan / Philippines / Taiwan / Vietnam / India | Rome : Meeting of New Superiors | Brazzaville : Meeting on Solidarity | Chevilly-Larue : Spiritan Studies | Missionary Appointments / Council Decisions
The 150th anniversary of the Spiritan presence in Portugal was an occasion to remember the past with gratitude, to live the present with passion and to look at the future with hope. “Joyful in hope” (Rom 12,12) was the motto chosen for the anniversary.
Missionary appointments for 2018
On 30 November 2017, Pope Francis appointed Fr. Gabriel Mendy CSSp to succeed Mgr Robert P. Ellison as Bishop of Banjul (Gambia).
The golden jubilee of Spiritans mission in Paraguay was the occasion for the group to launch a website