Spiritans were sent to India in the 18th and 19th centuries. Spiritans are now present again, since 2009. India, together with Taiwan and Vietnam form a Spiritan Province. And is part of the Union of Circumscriptions of East Asia (USEO).
|1862||Brother Francis Carey is professed at Langonnet in France on 28 September and is immediately appointed to Chandernagor in India. He is the first Irish Spiritan to be sent to the missions. He sets out with Fr Barthet from Marseille on October 19, 1862. (Ireland 1862-10-19)|
|1866||The first two Irish Spiritans are ordained to the priesthood: Fr Thomas Bracken is appointed to Sierra Leone and Fr William Power to Chandernagor in India. (Ireland 1866-08-26)|
|1888||The last Spiritans leave India. (C.S.Sp. 1888-01-29)|
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