Ministries & Mission News Articles

Spiritan in South Sudan meets his incoming Bishop.

John Skinnader C.S.Sp., a native of Co. Monaghan, was one of three Spiritans who opened the Congregation’s mission in newly independent South Sudan in 2012. Ordained in 1981, Fr John served in Sierra Leone and Ethiopia, in Rome as Director of Justice & Peace for the Congregation and in his home diocese, Clogher.

Author: admin - April 19, 2021

Fr John and Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare

Malawi marks Golden Jubilee of Spiritan presence in 2021.

Malawi, a republic in south-eastern Africa, has had a Spiritan presence since 1971 when 11confrères, all from Ireland, were assigned to the Archdiocese of Blantyre.

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Two Irish Spiritans in Brazil mark St Patrick’s Day 2021.

Following a request from Rome in 1963, the first three Irish Spiritans were appointed to Brazil. They were the late Fr John Jordan, Fr Dave Regan and Fr Enda Watters. Their arrival broadly coincided with the second session of Vatican II and was a few months before Brazil’s military coup.

Author: admin - March 19, 2021

Spiritan, who served in Africa and Papua New Guinea, celebrates his 90th birthday.

Fr James Duncan C.S.Sp. was born in 1930 in Drumnakeel, near Ballycastle, Co. Antrim. Completing his secondary schooling in Blackrock College in 1948, he began his studies for the missionary priesthood, culminating in his ordination as one of over 30 Spiritans in the 1956 Ordination Year.

Author: admin - December 22, 2020

Spiritan, who served in Africa and Papua New Guinea, celebrates his 90th birthday
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