Opening Mass for the cause of beatification of the Spiritan missionaries in the diocese of Kongolo – DRC
On Sunday, 14 May 2023, Mgr Oscar NGOY, CSSp. Bishop of the Diocese of Kongolo, celebrated in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Mary, the Solemn Mass of the opening of the diocesan investigation on the Cause for the beatification or declaration of martyrdom of the servants of God Jean Marie Godefroid, priest and…
SILVER JUBILEE, Marian Girls School-Bagamoyo, Tanzania
Saturday 29 April, 2023 was indeed an eventful day in Bagamoyo, Tanzania mainly because of the Silver Jubilee celebration of the existence of Marian Girls School built on the location of the former Marian freedom village and few meters from the Stella Maris Hotel, the venue of the two recent General Chapters (Bagamoyo I in…
Papal Audience with Spiritans for the 175th anniversary of the fusion of the Congregation
This year, towards the end of March 2023, the Superior General had applied for a papal audience to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the fusion of our Congregation in 1848 and on 3rd May we were delighted to receive the news that it would take place on Monday, 8th May at 11.00 in the Consistory…
Drought, Hunger and Loss of livestock: The Tragic Realities of the nomadic communities in Southern Ethiopia
Kilimpe Garbicha, Superior of the Spiritans in Ethiopia, has just shared with us news of the catastrophic situation of the nomadic communities in the remote part of the country where the Spiritans have been working since 1972. These communities are currently suffering a humanitarian catastrophe. Kilimpe shared the information and you can read more about…
20th Anniversary of Spiritan Presence in Bolivia (2003-2023)
The celebrations of the tercentenary of the of the foundation of our congregation in 2003 brought together different groups working in the region of Latin America with a theme “the spiritan presence in Latin America.” Among their common projects, the spiritan mission to Bolivia was of special importance: it was a mission near Brazil and…
TRAGEDIES AND HOPES IN SOUTH SUDAN
Pope Francis landed in South Sudan, the youngest independent country, on the afternoon of 3 February. The trip had to be postponed because of his health problems, but Francis never thought of postponing this important and symbolic visit to one of the most violent places on the planet. Sister Beta Almendra, a Comboni Sister living…
Blood Diamonds in the DRC
Pope Francis has filled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with courage before visiting South Sudan. At least, he wanted this and tried it with this bold and prophetic visit to sadly symbolic places, where civil wars and greed for wealth have reached levels of extreme cruelty. The Pope decided to visit these two of…
27th World Day of Consecrated Life
Saint Pope John Paul II instituted the World Day of Consecrated life in 1996 to answer the intimate need to praise the Lord more solemnly and to thank him for the great gift of consecrated life, to promote a knowledge of and esteem for the consecrated life by the entire People of God and to…
MEETING OF MAJOR SUPERIORS
From 19th to 29th September 2022, the General Council held a meeting of 17 new Spiritan superiors. The last such Meeting was in March 2019 which had concluded just two days before the official announcement of the COVID-19 outbreak and the lockdown. The 17 new superiors were from many different provinces and groups around the…
LAUNCHING A CONGREGATION-WIDE PROCESS OF ANIMATION
On October 2, 2022, the Superior General of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Rev. Fr. Alain Mayama, launched the process of animation of the Congregation, following the decisions of the General Chapter of Bagamoyo 2021. You can watch the launching of the animation process through this link https://youtu.be/X3cxjznYfOo This article is also available in:…
New Bishop of Dolisie Diocese, Congo-Brazzaville, appointed
Today, 11 May, the Holy Father appointed Rev. Fr. Toussaint Ngoma Foumanet, C.S.Sp., a member of the Province of Congo Brazzaville and Coordinator of the Union of Circumscriptions of Central Africa (UCSAC), as Bishop of the Diocese of Dolisie (Republic of Congo). Fr. Toussaint Ngoma Foumanet was born on 1 November 1975 in Sibiti, then…
Pentecost Novena 2022
The novena proposed in preparation for the feast of Pentecost 2022 is drawn from the reflections and decisions of Bagamoyo II General Chapter, which took place in October 2021. The prime orientation of this Chapter emphasized the Mission of the Congregation in today’s world. The themes chosen are: human fraternity, interreligious dialogue, Justice and Peace, the safeguarding of creation, refugees and migrants, the protection of minors and vulnerable adults, the education of young people, synodality, the poor.
Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga, Spiritan, receives the Honour of Golden Medal from Catholic University of Congo
On 16th April 2022, Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga, Spiritan, was invited by the National Episcopal Conference of Congo to an international colloquium marking the 65th anniversary of the Catholic University of Congo (UCC), in which he received the Golden Medal of Honour.
New Bishop of Lodwar diocese, Kenya, appointed
On 4th April, the Holy Father appointed Rev. Fr. John Mbinda, C.S.Sp, a member of the Province of Kenya, Bishop of the Diocese of Lodwar, Kenya. Since Archbishop John Joseph McCarthy, the first Archbishop of Nairobi Archdiocese, retired in October 1971, there has not been a Spiritan Bishop in the East African nation.
Spiritan Ministry with Refugees from Ukraine
Our confreres in Europe are being faithful to our Spiritan charism as they put themselves at the service of the refugees knowing that they are helping them to survive and sort out their lives.
MESSAGE FROM THE CAPITULANTS OF BAGAMOYO GENERAL CHAPTER
Dear Spiritan brothers and sisters, Greetings from Bagamoyo! On October 3-24, 2021, more than 100 hundred professed and lay Spiritans gathered in Chapter on the beautiful coast of the Indian Ocean at the birthplace of Christian evangelization in East Africa. Inspired by the story of the first missionaries in Tanzania, where our Spiritan predecessors addressed…
FR. ALBERT NDONGO ASSAMBA ELECTED AS NEW GENERAL ASSISTANT
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FR. MARC BOTZUNG ELECTED AS NEW GENERAL ASSISTANT
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FR. JEFFREY DUAIME ELECTED AS NEW GENERAL ASSISTANT
The General Chapter of the Spiritans, meeting in Bagamoyo, Tanzania since 3 October, has elected as General Assistant, on 21 October 2021, Fr. Jeffrey Duaime. Fr. Jeffrey Duaime is the Provincial Superior of the United States. Fr. Jeffrey Duaime was born in the United States in 1958. He made his perpetual religious profession in 1985…
FR. TONY NEVES ELECTED AS NEW GENERAL ASSISTANT
The General Chapter of the Spiritans, meeting in Bagamoyo, Tanzania since 3 October, has elected as General Assistant, on 21 October 2021, Fr. Tony Neves. Fr. Tony Neves, from the province of Portugal, is currently in Rome as coordinator of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) and Interreligious Dialogue (DIR). Fr. Tony Neves was…
FR. JUDE NNOROM ELECTED AS NEW GENERAL ASSISTANT
The General Chapter of the Spiritans, meeting in Bagamoyo, Tanzania since 3 October, has elected as General Assistant, on 20 October 2021, Fr. Jude Nnorom. Fr. Jude Nnorom is a member of the province of Nigeria SE, on Mission in South Africa, where he is Superior of the Spiritan Group. Fr. Jude Nnorom was born…
FR. PHILIP MASSAWE ELECTED AS NEW GENERAL ASSISTANT
The General Chapter of the Spiritans, meeting in Bagamoyo, Tanzania since 3 October, has elected as General Assistant, on 20 October 2021, Fr. Philip Massawe. Fr. Philip Massawe, is a member of the Province of Tanzania and its current Provincial. Fr. Philip Massawe was born in Tanzania in 1957. He made his Perpetual Profession in…
FR. ALAIN MAYAMA IS THE NEW SUPERIOR GENERAL OF THE SPIRITANS
The General Chapter of the Spiritans, taking place in Bagamoyo, Tanzania since October 3, has elected, on October 18, 2021, as its new Superior General, Fr. Alain Mayama, a member of the province of Congo Brazzaville and presently General Assistant in Rome. Alain Mayama was born in Congo Brazzaville in 1971. He made his Perpetual…
Tragedies and ‘miracles’ in the Central African Republic (CAR)
Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Cardinal of Courage’
Information on the presentation of the ‘Positio’ regarding the virtues of our Founder, the Servant of God Claude François Poullart des Places
Information on the presentation of the ‘Positio’ regarding the virtues of our Founder, the Servant of God Claude François Poullart des Places On the 16th of November 2005, the Diocesan Enquiry carried out in the Archdiocese of Paris, was delivered to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome by Fr. Jean-Jacques Boeglin,…
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR FR. JOHN DIMBA, C.S.Sp
Dear Confreres and Lay Spiritan Associates, Further to our previous message informing you of the sad and unexpected death of our confrere Fr. John Dimba on March 24th, I now wish to inform you of the funeral arrangements. The funeral Mass will take place at our community chapel in Clivo di Cinna at 11.00 a.m.…
DEATH OF MGR SERGIO CASTRIANI, CSSp, ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS OF MANAUS, BRAZIL
We have received with great sadness the news of the death of our confrere, Mgr. Sergio Eduardo Castriani, on March 3, 2021 at the hospital in Manaus (Amazonia, Brazil), aged 66 years. A Brazilian Spiritan, Mgr. Castriani was born in the State of S. Paulo in 1954, entered the Congregation at an early age, made…
FURTHER POSTPONEMENT OF THE GENERAL CHAPTER
Dear Confreres and Lay Spiritan Associates, At its meeting on 15th February 2021, the General Council reviewed the current global situation in regard to the Covid-19 pandemic and decided regrettably to postpone the General Chapter indefinitely once again. In view of the recent escalation in the number of infections in several countries and the emergence…
Archbishop Benedito Roberto, C.S.Sp., left for the Father’s House
Archbishop Benedito Roberto, C.S.Sp., left for the Father’s House. We have received the sad news that the Archbishop of Malanje, Angola, Mgr. Benedito Roberto, died at Malanje Hospital on the night of 8 November. Born on 5 November 1946 in Mussendi (Diocese of Sumbe), he entered formation to be a Spiritan Brother, and was…
Spiritans on the Way to being Raised to the Altars
Spiritans on the Way to being Raised to the Altars Dear confrères and lay members of the Spiritan family! Fraternal greetings from the general house in Rome. On the occasion of the solemnity of All Saints, a special feast for the whole Church, I want through this newsflash to send you some news regarding the…
NEW DATES FOR THE XXI GENERAL CHAPTER
NEW DATES FOR THE XXI GENERAL CHAPTER Dear Confreres and Lay Spiritan Associates, Greetings from the generalate in Rome. I hope and pray that you, the members of your local community and of your family are keeping safe and well in the extraordinarily difficult circumstances in which we find ourselves as a global community. This…
NEW BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF CAXITO – ANGOLA
NEW BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF CAXITO – ANGOLA BISHOP MAURÍCIO AGOSTINHO CAMUTO On 15 June 2020, Pope Francis appointed, Fr. Maurício Agostinho Camuto, CSSp, as Bishop of the Diocese of Caxito (Angola). Father Camuto was born on 26 December 1963 in Golungo Alto, diocese of Ndalatando, province of Kwanza Norte, where the Spiritans have…
PENTECOST VIGIL 2020
PENTECOST VIGIL 2020 Opening song In the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen Alleluia. Christ is risen. R. Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia. This article is also available in: Français Português
Pentecost Letter for 2020
Come, Holy Spirit, and Renew the Face of the Earth (cf. Ps 104, 30) In the midst of winter, I discovered within me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus, the French philosopher, wrote these inspiring words in a short essay (Return to Tipasa, 1954) some seven years after he had published his extraordinary work, The Plague,…
POSTPONEMENT OF GENERAL CHAPTER
Dear Confreres and Lay Spiritan Associates, At our meeting this morning, 15th April 2020, the General Council decided to postpone the 21st General Chapter of the Congregation indefinitely in the light of the uncertainty created by the current global pandemic. As the virus continues to spread and countries struggle to get the pandemic under control,…
SPIRITAN NEWSFLASH No. 15
Dear Confreres and Lay Spiritan Associates, In a short few weeks our lives have been changed in ways that we could never have imagined. What began as an isolated viral outbreak in a distant part of the world has spread with frightening speed across our globe and continues to gain momentum as the number of…
XXI General Chapter-PARTICIPANTS
The current coronavirus pandemic has given rise to considerable uncertainty in regard to the feasibility of different events over the coming weeks and months. At the moment the General Council is maintaining the dates for the General Chapter in Poland, from June 14th to July 11th but obviously the situation will have to be monitored…
Meeting of New Spiritan Superiors in Rome
From February 24th to March 6th, 18 new Spiritan superiors came from 13 countries, but one superior could not make it, because he was sick. After the warm and fraternal welcome of the new superiors, Fr John Fogarty, the General Superior, underlined that the new superiors represented enormous but rich diversity of countries, background and…
Prayer for the XXI General Chapter
God of new beginnings, God of our founders and ancestors in the Faith, As we prepare for our forthcoming General Chapter in Lichen, Poland, we pray to you in gratitude for the charism we have inherited from Claude Poullart des Places and Francis Libermann.
General Chapter updates
The preparations of the next General Chapter are well on course.
VIVAT International is a Non-Governmental Organization which has a membership of 13 Catholic Religious Congregations, working in 120 countries for promotion of human rights through advocacy in international and local levels.
AEFJN – Africa-Europe Faith and Justice Network
Chika Onyejiuwa works at AEFJN as Executive Secretary, in Brussels. He speaks on the side of the workshop that he animated, in October 2019, for the spiritan JPIC (Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation) meeting in Scotland.
The Generalate community receives some Bishops from the Synod for the Amazon
On Mission Sunday, 20th of October, 2019, the Superior General, Fr. John Fogarty, and all the members of the Generalate community welcomed our three bishop confreres who are participating in the Pan-Amazon Synod: D. Altevir José da Silva, D. Teodoro Mendes Tavares and D. Francisco J. Meinrad Merkel. Also present were other bishops where the Spiritans work or those who have a relationship with us. Among them was the President of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB), D. Valmor de Oliveira de Azevedo.
JPIC Newsletter 8 – June 2019
Spiritan Forum on Interreligious Diologue
Zanzibar, 3-9 December 2018
Spiritan Education Forum – June 2019
Apprentis d’Auteuil in France and Abroad | From ignorance to awareness in fifty Years | Education and the Safeguarding of Minors in our Schools | Chaplain in Auteuil, I believe in it!
International Meeting of Spiritan Formators
The International Meeting of Spiritan Formators (IMSF) was held in Dakar from 25 June to 4 July 2019. It was organized by the General Council of Spiritans in preparation for the General Chapter in Lichen-Poland in 2020.
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.
International Meeting of Spiritan Formators
Dakar welcomed with open arms and heart the Spiritan Formators coming from the four corners of the earth: 32 in all, accompanied by the Superior General and four members of the Generalate, the Provincial and some PANO con-freres, invited speakers and translators. The meeting is taking place at La Pouponnière Center of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary (FMM), with Fathers Bede Ukwuije, João Dimba and Florentine Mallya of the Generalate in Rome as the organizers.
Bishops of Angola thank Spiritan Mission
At the end of the ad limina visit to the Vatican, the Bishops of Angola went to the Generalate of the Spiritan Missionaries in Rome this Saturday, to visit John Fogarty, as well as all the General Councillors and Service Coordinators of the Congregation, based in Rome.
European Congress of the Spiritan lay associates
Documentary by Fr. Jean-Yves Urfié on the European Congress of the Spiritan Lay Associates, in Portugal, last April.
The Spirit comes to help us in our weakness (Rm 8, 26)
Letter from the Superior General on the occasion of the Fest of Pentecost. “May the coming of the Spirit this Pentecost renew our hope, our confidence and our courage in the midst of the difficulties and challenges our mission entails and empower us anew in his service.”
Spiritan Education Forum – November 2018
Methodology of Informal Education | A Theology of the Sewers | Spiritan Mission in Uganda and Special Needs Education
Spiritan Forum on Interreligious Dialogue – Final Message
Of note at this forum is the youthfulness of most of the participants with a good representation from sub-Saharan Africa, many of whom are recent arrivals at their places of mission. This highlights the importance the Congregation attaches to interreligious dialogue: it continues to find within itself the personnel that will enable it to be consistent with its missionary priorities.
Spiritan Forum on Inter-religious Dialogue
The General Council in collaboration with the Spiritan Conference of circumscriptions of Africa and the Islands (SCCAI) are hosting a Spiritan Inter-religious forum (IRD) in Zanzibar, Tanzania – 3 to 9 December 2018.
Competition on Spiritan Mission
The general council announces an essay competition for all Spiritans in formation on “The Challenges and Future of Spiritan Mission”
Spiritan Education Forum – June 2018
Re-Embracing the Education Apostolate: A Powerful Tool for Evangelisation | Following in the Footsteps of our Founder-Okura Holy Ghost College | Character education: Proposing a paradigm for analysing the quality of education in Tanzania
JPIC Newsletter 6 – June 2018
Spiritan Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation and InterReligious Dialogue Newsletter
Spiritans in USA
A series of short documentaries about the Spiritans in USA, produced by Fr. Jean-Michel Gelmetti and edited by Dr. Dennis Woytek.
Spiritans celebrate mission presence in Taiwan
On June 2, 2018, the Spiritans in Taiwan gathered with their friends and co-workers to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost which is also the Feast of the Congregation.
Rome: meeting of the Spiritan Spirituality Committee
Fr. Marc Whelan, Provincial of Ireland, explains the reasons behind the meeting held in Rome (June 1-2, 2018).
Pentecost 2018 at the Spiritans in Rome
Sunday the 20th of may, the Spiritans in Rome and their guests celebrated the feast of Pentecost. It’s the anniversary of their foundation, in 1703. The celebration was presided by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican’s Secretary of State.
Interview with Cardinal Francis Arinze
On Pentecost day, Cardinal Arinze was among us at the General House of the Spiritans in Rome. He was interviewed by Fr. Bede Ukwuije, First Assistant to the Superior General.
Haiti: a Spiritan attacked by bandits
On Monday, May 14, 2018, Father Reynold Joseph, a Haitian Spiritan, parish priest of Bocozelle was the victim of a bandit attack in the town of Cabaret, around three in the afternoon.
Interview with Anthony Obinna, Archbishop of Owerri (Nigeria)
The Archbishop of Owerri has given us an interview on May 9, 2018. He speaks about the contribution of the Spiritans to the history of the Church in his country, and about the meaning of their presence now.
In Celebration of Pentecost 2018
Reflective moments on the Holy Spirit as inspired by SRL and Bagamoyo
From the refugee camps to the mission field
Fr. John Dimba was born in Mozambique in 1969. During the civil war, like millions of other people, had to flee the country. It was in a refugee camp that he met the spiritans and was attracted by their simple lifestyle and their service to the poor. Today, he is a spiritan and believes that…
UCNAC Newsletter 2018
News from the Union of Circumscriptions of North America and the Caribean
Water & Sanitation
A People’s Guide to Sustainable Development Goals 6
The Vicariate Apostolic of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon incorporated into the diocese of La Rochelle
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, has informed our Superior General, Fr. John Fogarty, that Pope Francis has decided to put an end to the status of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon as a Vicariate Apostolic. From the 1st of March 2018 the islands will be incorporated into the diocese of La Rochelle. The Pope has made this decision so as to adapt the islands to the present pastoral situation.
Letter from our Postulator
Orlando Zanovelli, Postulator General to the Congregation for the Cause of Saints at the Vatican, gives us some updates on the Causes of our Funders and other members of the congregation.
JPIC Newsletter 5 – January 2018
Spiritan Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation and InterReligious Dialogue Newsletter featuring: Spiritans: Advocates in Mission | Vivat: Nigeria Workshop 2017 | Workshop in the Dem. Rep. of Congo | Global Water Crisis: Duquesne | Testimony from Algeria | Better Christians/Muslims relations: Tan-Gaza University College Programme | Pope in Cairo
Ordination of First Gambian Bishop
Mgr Gabriel Mendy CSSp has been ordained Bishop of Banjul
Celebrating 2 February in Rome
On 2 February 2018, as in all other Spiritan communities, the Generalate House celebrated the anniversary of Fr. François Libermann’s death.
Spiritan News 204
January / February 2018 | Reflection on Spiritan statistics | Celebrating 2 February in Rome
Spiritan Education Forum – November 2017
Espace Jarrot | Blessed Daniel Brottier project (OBDB) | The mission of education in the Spiritan Province of Cameroon | Daniel Brottier Home: a new impetus to education in Itoculo
Meeting of Spiritans in Latin America
The Spiritan Family in Latin America had the 13th “Encontrão” (Big meeting), from the 30th of January to the 3rd of February in Ypacarai, Paraguay.
Libermann’s Pilgrimage to the Holy House of Nazareth at Loreto
Talk by Fr. John McFadden, Superior of the General House in Rome, on the 2nd of February 2018.
Spiritan Horizons 12
Issue 12, Fall 2017.
Spiritan Refugee Pastoral care in Nyarugusu camp, Kigoma Tanzania
In December 2017, Jude Nnorom the coordinator of our Spiritan JPIC desk in Rome visited Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania, home to over 140 thousand refugees, from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries in Africa.
Libermann Novena 2018
Francis Libermann Novena, in preparation for 2 February 2018, composed by the Spiritan Community of the Philippines.
Bishop Ludwig Herbst – Juruá’s adoptive son
Bishop Ludwig Herbst, Spiritan Bishop, died in Cruzeiro do Sul on the 31st of December 2017. He was the titular bishop of Cruzeiro do Sul, in Brazil, from 1979 to 2000.
40 Years of Spiritan Presence in Asia
Pakistan / Philippines / Taiwan / Vietnam / India
Spiritans in India
Spiritans returned to India in 2009 for several reasons, the pioneer being Fr. Gabriel Myotte Duquet of the French Province.
Spiritans in Pakistan
The Spiritan presence dates from December 1977. From that time to now 25 Spiritans from 7 different countries have lived and worked here.
Spiritans in Vietnam
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.
Spiritans in the Philippines
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.
Christmas greetings from the General Council
Greetings from the Superior General and his Council in english, french, portuguese, igbo, lingala, chichewa and swahili.
Taiwan: From the City to the Mountains
2017 marks 20 years of Spiritan presence in Taiwan.
Spiritan News 203
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
150 years in Portugal
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
A new Spiritan Bishop in Gambia
On 30 November 2017, Pope Francis appointed Fr. Gabriel Mendy CSSp to succeed Mgr Robert P. Ellison as Bishop of Banjul (Gambia).
Spiritans in Paraguay website
The golden jubilee of Spiritans mission in Paraguay was the occasion for the group to launch a website
Spiritans in Paraguay
Short video presentation about the Spiritans in Paraguay, in Spanish.
200 years Spiritan Presence in Reunion
In 200 years, more than 260 Spiritan priest or brothers, whether natives or coming from more than 80 dioceses in France and 15 other countries, have worked in Reunion for some years or for all their lives.
Spiritans honoured in Cruzeiro do Sul
The Spiritans, celebrating 100 years of presence in the State of Acre, in Brazil, are honoured by the local authorities.
Interview with Mgr Pierre Jubinville
The bishops of Paraguay are in Rome to their visit “ad limina”. Among them is Mgr Pierre Jubinville, a canadian spiritan, bishop of San Pedro (Paraguay). He answers the questions of Fr. Jean-Yves Urfié.
50 years in Paraguay
The Spiritans in Paraguay celebrated 50 years of presence and mission in that South-American Country.
Interview with Cardinal Souraphiel
Cardinal Souraphiel, archbishop of Addis Abeba (Ethiopia), visits the General Council of the Spiritans, and is interviewed by Fr. Jean-Yves Urfié, CSSp.
New issue of “Missão Espiritana” dedicated to P. José Sabença
The Spiritans in Portugal have just published a new issue of “Missão Espiritana” dedicated to the late Fr. José Manuel Sabença.
Central Africa: a protracted crisis
Fr. William Doctor, Superior of the Spiritans in Central Africa, talked to KTOTV and shared about the dramatic fate of the forgotten victims of the crisis in the Country.
Meeting of new Spiritan superiors in Rome
The new spiritan superiors met in Rome to prepare themselves for their new leadership role.
New Spiritan Bishop in Brazil
Pope Francis has appointed the Spiritan Fr. Altevir da Silva as Bishop of Cametá, in the Brazilian state of Pará. Fr. Altevir is the Superior of the Spiritan Province of Brazil.
Novena of Poullart des Places 2017
The international novitiate community in Paraguay, accepted the invitation to elaborate this year’s novena of Claude Francis Poullart des Places, reflecting on the theme of Community life: basis, strength and principle of our mission.
Brazzaville: Meeting of the Spiritans from Africa and the Islands
Spiritan Superiors and formators from Africa and the Islands together with representatives from the Generalate in Rome, met for their bi-annual meeting from 22nd until the 27th August 2017, in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
Spiritan News 202
202 / July / August / September 2017 | 200 years Spiritan presence in Reunion | P. Dominic Nnoshiri: The Protection of Minors
CSS Rome Committee met in Chevilly
The Rome Committee of the Center for Spiritan Studies met at Chevilly, France from july 18 to 20
Spiritan Education Forum – June 2017
Spiritan Education: Safeguarding Minors as a Moral Imperative | What Method of Teaching for which Type of Education? | Spiritan Pedagogy: A Handbook
The Holy Spirit Present and Acting in Families
Novena for Pentecost 2017
JPIC Newsletter 4 – April 2017
Spiritan Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation and InterReligious Dialogue Newsletter featuring: INTEGRATING PEACEBUILDING IN SPIRITAN MISSION ♦ PEACEBUILDING ECHOES FROM SOUTH SUDAN ♦ A SMALL PEACBUILDING PROJECT IN SIERRA LEONE ♦ PRESENCE AS A HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE AND PEACEBUILDING IN THE MIDST OF WAR ♦ MINISTRIES IN AREAS OF CONFLICT ♦ OUR TIMES: SECULAR AGE OF GOD’S CENTURY
Spiritan Mission in Asia (Vietnam and India)
At the last Enlarged General Council, Fr. Pat Palmer presented the history of Spiritan presence and mission in Asia and particularly in Vietnam and India. We have collected his testimony.
JPIC Newsletter 3 – Oct. 2016
Spiritan Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation and InterReligious Dialogue Newsletter featuring: GENDER CONTRIBUTIONS TO SPIRITAN JPIC ♦ ALONGSIDE THE OPPRESSED IN GERMANY ♦ LAY SPIRITAN MISSION IN BOLIVIA ♦ WOMEN AND MEN AS EQUAL PARTNERS IN CANADA ♦ WITNESS OF A LAY SPIRITAN IN CAMEROON ♦ INTERRELIGIOUS LIBRARY IN MAURITANIA ♦ THE MARAKESH DECLARATION
Animation plan phase three
Over the next sixteen months, beginning tomorrow October 2nd, our focus will be on our Spiritan community life. Community life is an essential element of the Spiritan way of life
Message of the Enlarged General Council 2016 to all Confreres Worldwide
We, members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, participants in the Enlarged General Council, which took place at the Casa di Esercizia of the Passionists in Rome from 19th June-2nd July 2016, return to our missions with an enormous sense of gratitude.
Spiritan Education Forum – June 2016
Spiritan Presence and its Involvement in Education in South Sudan 2012-2016 | Education and the Spiritan Mission in the Dominican Republic | Passing on the Torch of Spiritan Education | Describing a Spiritan Pedagogy
50th anniversary of presence in Clivo di Cinna
26th June 2016, the Spiritans celebrated the 50th anniversary of presence in Clivo di Cinna.
150 years at the service of the Gospel in Angola
‘‘Called to grow as evangelizers’’ is the slogan chosen by the province to celebrate the jubilee of 150 years of the missionary presence of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in Angola.
New Regional Community in Italy
For the past couple of years the General Council and the two Spiritan Communities in Italy, (Torino and Palmarola), have been engaged in a process of reflection and discernment regarding the status and the future of Spiritan presence in Italy.
JPIC Newsletter 2 – March 2016
Spiritan Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation and InterReligious Dialogue Newsletter featuring: REFLECTIONS ON THE “JUNGLE”
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF ESPACE JARROT; SPIRITAN DIARY FROM NYARUGUSU CAMP; KEEP IT IN THE GROUND: SUMMARY OF THE CONFERENCE OF PARTIES (COP21) IN PARIS 2015; ENCOUNTERING JUDAISM; AEFJN/STAKEHOLDERS RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT LAND GRABBING IN AFRICA; VALUE OF ADVOCACY MINISTRY – VIVAT INTERNATIONAL GENEVA; VIVAT INTERNATIONAL DESK IN GENEVA
Libermann Novena 2016
Libermann Novena 2016
JPIC Newsletter 1 – Oct. 2015
Spiritan Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation and InterReligious Dialogue Newsletter featuring:
Nigeria : Bridging the gap between Christian narrative and social Justice
Heatwaves in Australia
Ireland : Recycling
Spiritan response to a cry after typhoon Sendong in the Philippines
Inter-religious Peacebuilding – Chat with Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, CSSp
Pentecost Novena 2015
Pentecost Novena 2015
“Libermann and the Holy Spirit”
Libermann Novena 2015. Discovering the Holy Spirit in the Life of Libermann.
“Sow with confidence”
Pentecost Novena 2014
Libermann Novena 2013
Libermann Novena 2013
Libermann’s Spiritual Testament
Throughout 1851, Fr. Libermann exchanged a series of letters with Mgr. Kobès, coadjutor to the Vicar Apostolic of the Two Guineas (Mgr. Bessieux). Three months before he died, Libermann wrote a long letter that can be seen as his apostolic and spiritual testament
Libermann exhorted us to practice charity at all times, to identify with those we serve and value peace, solidarity, justice, and freedom, which find their fulfillment in Jesus. His writings bring to life the principles behind Spiritan faith, mission and practices.