Ministries & Mission News Articles

Jim O’Connell C.S.Sp. – Home from Pakistan where he served for over 4 decades

Making the short trip from the family home in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Jim attended the Spiritans’ oldest Irish school, Blackrock College, completing his secondary studies in 1969. His formation for final profession and priesthood included 2 years in Queen of Apostles Minor Seminary, Nairobi.

Author: admin - December 22, 2020

Fr Jim (centre), Michael Liston C.S.Sp. (far left) who is from Co. Limerick and who served in Pakistan for over 3 decades, and three current members of the Pakistan Group.

Memorial Service in Ethiopia marks 40 days since the death of Fr Brian O’Toole C.S.Sp.

In line with the funeral traditions of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians, a service was held in Dimeka on Saturday, 12th December to mark the 40 days since the death in November of Brian O’Toole C.S.Sp. Fr Brian’s ‘Hamar family’, a number of Spiritans, current and former staff of SCORE (the development office of the Spiritans in Ethiopia)

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Some of the attendance at the Memorial Service for Fr Brian O’Toole C.S.Sp.

Bishop Denis Wiehe C.S.Sp. Retires as Bishop of The Seychelles

Bishop Denis Wiehe recently spoke to the news agency of The Seychelles in advance of his upcoming retirement after some twenty years as Roman Catholic bishop of the island nation in the Indian Ocean.

Author: admin - December 11, 2020

Bishop Denis Wiehe C.S.Sp. Retires as Bishop of The Seychelles

Nsukka, Nigeria – From small town to Cathedral parish!

The opening some weeks ago of a huge ‘new’ cathedral in Nsukka brought back so many memories. I was one of 11 young Irish Spiritan priests who arrived in Nigeria’s Port Harcourt in 1963, a year after I had been ordained and having completed induction and an Igbo language course. 

Author: admin - December 1, 2020

Ariel view of Nsukka from the mountains
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