Some 5,000 students of Spiritan schools in Ireland, and their teachers, answered the virtual call to prayer on Friday 2nd October, Feast Day of the Spiritan founder, Claude Poullart des Places.
Each classroom across the Spiritan education community created a 15-minute prayer space in its schedule. The online event, led by Fr. Paddy Moran C.S.Sp. of the Spiritan leadership team in Ireland, was delivered directly to the classroom.
This moment of online prayer goes to the heart of Spiritan education’s value-led programme of educational transformation which invites all students to achieve their best, to bring their talents and gifts to bear on their academic programme and place all at the service of mission.
Frontline workers fighting Covid were remembered. Spiritan mission overseas featured as did Spirasi, the Spiritans’ project with migrants in Ireland who are survivors of torture, and An Tobar, the Spiritan Spirituality & Retreat Centre. which is located near Navan in Co. Meath.
At this time of ongoing social distancing, it was felt important to gather in appropriate ways and offer a space of prayer for Spiritan schools, students, teachers and families.+
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