On 2 February 2018, as in all other Spiritan communities, the Generalate House celebrated the anniversary of Fr. François Libermann’s death.
2nd Feb. 2018 - Feast of Fr. Francis LibermannView on YouTube
Missionário da linha da frente
Missionária em Angola, Cabo Verde e Portugal
▶ 2017 Holy Ghost Prep School Bensalem PA
aspires to form them morally, intellectually, and spiritually in the tradition of its Spiritan founders.
The School motto is the Spiritan one: Cor Unum Et Anima Una, "One Heart and One Soul/Mind" (Acts 4:32),
a description of the early Christian community of believers, united in faith, prayer, good works.
This cornerstone of the institution is also the mission of the school.
Form the heart, mind, and soul, i.e believing firmly in the value of the study of arts and sciences in the development of a thinking person.
The beliefs and values are not subject to the whims of current opinion, but rather are based on a knowledge and critical evaluation of the past and its lessons for the present.
We will see how HGP pursues this truth, the Truth that Christ is, and sees God in all that it undertakes with its age-old belief that a solid, Catholic education in the modern era must seeks
to inculcate in each student: a firm appreciation of and an unwavering fidelity to the beliefs and principles taught through the Catholic Church while also imbuing within each student a deep respect for the beliefs of others.
We will listen to staff and students to see how they are being filled with a sense of humanity and justice, a concern for the downtrodden and oppressed, and a Christ-like love for all.
▶ The Spiritans in Arkansas 02 TODAY
Today four Spiritans (Canadian, Congolese, Tanzanian, Vietnamese) still serve Jesus Christ in rural Arkansas, the “Natural State”, so named for its “unsurpassed scenery, clear lakes, free-flowing streams, magnificent rivers, meandering bayous, delta bottom-lands, forested mountains and abundant fish and wildlife” (Dennis Young), hence recently devoted to tourism while still, and this from the days of the settlement of Europeans practicing extensive agriculture, today modern intensive farming*.
The video lets you meet with some of the Spiritans parishioners of the Mississippi delta and discover who they are through their work and life in the diocese of Little Rock, how they share our Lord Jesus’ tender Love and Care to the communities they are dedicated to at St. John the Baptist’s, in Brinkley, Monroe Cnty, St. Andrew’s in Marianna, Lee Cnty, St. Francis of Assisi’s in Forrest City, St Francis Cnty, St. Mary - St Vincent’s in Hattieville, Conway Cnty, St Mary of the Lake’s, in Horseshoe Lake (Crittenden Cnty) and in Helena West Helena, Phillips Cnty, St. Mary’s, their main residence community.
*Since 2007 Arkansas is the cradle of innovative experiences like CARS (University of Arkansas) that addresses existing and new challenges in agricultural sustainability with the mission to enhance and sustain prosperity to farming and health and well-being for all citizens.
Missionnaire spiritain en Haïti : une évangélisation en action
Reportage du 19/10/2017.
“Faz-te ao largo.” (Lc 5,4)
Retraite à Spoleto avec Mgr Jacques Gaillot
Nurturing life in Hazelwood with Everybody’s Gardens
Throughout this Pittsburgh area, like in many other stressed neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, there are community garden spaces, ‘Everybody’s Gardens’, tended by locals such as the members of the ’Hazelwood Urban Ag Team’.
With a garden at the corner of Lytle and West Elizabeth streets, and other ones too that are also tended by the members of the organization of Mr. Matt Peters, Chairman, and Composter & Biotech researcher Jim McCue (https://bioeverything.blogspot.com/), a cross-generational urban-farming mindset is growing in Hazelwood, a belief that soil healing permaculture farming can heal the land and reconnect the people who live on it.
The video lets Jim and Matthew express different views on their work and philosophy of permaculture in a urban context, this at a time when this kind of effort from citizens who decided to nurture life instead of staying submitted to the general disruption mode of production that leads to Global Warming has to be applauded.
They locally promote an anti-disruption mode of producing healthy food, an ambitious vision for the community, with the hope that younger generations may learn from their example.
This video has been made possible thanks to Fr. Vince Stegman who is the Spiritan priest working in St Stephen in Hazelwood as he introduced Jim and Matt to me.
Futurs missionnaires : une formation spécifique pour les spiritains
Actualités du 08/09/2017.
Frère Florian Renaud, spiritain
Actualités du 08/09/2017.
Frère Wilfred Agyiga, spiritain
Actualités du 08/09/2017.
► The Spiritans in Ohio
- In 1928, they took over the ministry to the African Americans in Cincinnati (St. John the Baptist Church). That same year, the Archbishop asked them to take care of the growing African American Community in Dayton.
- Since then, the Spiritans have dedicated their ministry among African American Catholics and all who joined, and they still are continuing ministering among urban and rural parishes.
- At the moment they serve 8 parishes: Corpus Christi, Our Lady of Mercy, St. Benedict the Moor, St. Mary, Queen of Martyrs, Dayton, St. Augustine, Germantown, St. Mary, Camden, and Visitation, Eaton, striving to be a light that shines to brighten the life of the people they serve in the Archdiocese of Most Rev. Dennis Marion Schnurr.
- Duration: 16 min. 42'.
Dizer ‘sim’ à missão no voluntariado
Partir por duas semanas? Por um mês? Por um ano? Por toda a vida? Jesus continua a chamar a segui-lo, de muitas maneiras. Os medos e inquietações metem-se no nosso caminho. Mas, como a Rita e a Xana, é quando colocamos os nossos pés na terra, a caminho, respondendo ao “vinde e vede!” de Jesus, que descobrimos onde é o nosso lugar e o que nos faz felizes.
E a visita começou, precisamente, pelo lugar da primeira casa (que entretanto já foi demolida), na rua que agora tem o nome de Pedro de Santarém. Claro que o grupo aproveitou para conhecer um pouco melhor a capital do gótico em Portugal.
Ponto forte, também, foi o acolhimento pelo grupo da LIAM de Santarém, que aproveitou também para celebrar celebrar os 80 anos daquele movimento missionário laical. O convívio começou pela celebração da Eucaristia, na igreja do Santíssimo Milagre, e prolongou-se pelo almoço.
Um dia cheio de sol, sabor e comunhão!
▶ The Spiritans in Arkansas 01 Strub GO WEST
- This is the video #01 about the Spiritans in the diocese of Little Rock in Arkansas, an historical narration of the years 1878-1892 when the 1st Provincial of the Spiritans (who had been the 1st Provincial of the C.S.Sp. Vice-Province of Germany from 1863 to 1873) invited German immigrants to Arkansas.
- There Fr. Strub considered making of Morrilton (his "monastery" was known as Monastery Ridge or "Marienstadt") the main center for Spiritans in the US.
- Soon tornadoes and fevers obliged him and his Spiritan companions to abandon the project and decide to keep Pittsburgh as the center for US Spiritans. However, the Spiritans stayed in Arkansas until today.
As there will be another video about the Spiritans in Arkansas today, this video introduces at the end the present-day CSSp community in AR.
Mais e melhor, há 80 anos
No dia 13 de maio de 1937 nascia em Fátima este movimento que visava “despertar a adormecida consciência missionária coletiva e mobilizar a generosidade cristã a favor da atividade missionária da Igreja”. É um dos movimentos laicais mais antigos em Portugal. É formado por grupos de inserção paroquial que se dedicam à Animação Missionária, à oração e ao apoio à missão além-fronteiras. A sua principal missão é ajudar as paróquias onde se inserem a assumir a vocação missionaria.
Missão com carimbo de eternidade
Ir Ana Cândida
Vindivede: Ir. Tomás, 100 anos
"Olho para este missionário e mais do que um ancião ou avô vejo nele um homem de fé e oração; um homem feliz e em paz consigo próprio, com um sorriso cativante. ‘Como são belos os pés’ deste MISSIONÁRIO!" (P. Hugo Ventura)
Libermann - 2 de Fevereiro
Com ele rezamos:
aceitai a oferta que vos faço de mim!
Dai-me ao Espírito Santo.
Quero consagrar-me inteiramente a Ele e ao vosso Coração.
Dou-vos a minha alma para que ela vos pertença
como uma criança pertence à sua mãe.
Desejo amar-vos toda a minha vida
com um amor terno e filial.
Abro o meu coração e abandono-me ao divino Espírito,
para que Ele o encha, o possua e nele aja
como soberano Mestre e Senhor."