Competition on Spiritan Mission Today
As part of the final phase of its Animation Plan, the general council asked the Center for Spiritan Studies, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh (CSS) to organize an essay competition on Spiritan Mission Today among professed Spiritans in formation worldwide.
The four judges appointed were Paul Coulon, C.S.Sp (Paris), Pedro Iwashita, C.S.Sp. (São Paulo), Raymond Jung, C.S.Sp. (Paris), and Marc Whelan, C.S.Sp. (Dublin).
Entries were received from Spiritan candidates all over the world. In a first round, each judge chose a first, second, and third among the essays. CSS tabulated the results and sent back the top three to the judges. In a second round, each judge chose a first and second that resulted in a tie. In a third round, the scores came down to a tie again.
Sharing first prize
Maturin Jean Mougheney
Formation House: Langata, Nairobi
Phung Manh Tien
Formation House: Manila, Philippines
Each receives a tablet or cache of theology books and an award certificate signed by the Superior General and the Dean, McAnulty College of Liberal Arts, Duquesne University. Their essays will be published in a forthcoming issue of Spiritan Horizons and on the CSS website.
James Chukwuma Okoye, C.S.Sp.
Director, Center for Spiritan Studies
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh
25 June, 2019