Spiritan News

Mission Appeals 2020

In 2019 the Spiritans (Holy Ghost Missions) held Mission Appeals throughout the Diocese of Ardagh & Clomacnoise, and in Area 2 of the Archdiocese of Dublin. Our thanks to all who generously supported our appeals.

Spiritan who served in Nigeria in the 1960s re-visits former parishes

It was in Nigeria in 1966, the year after his ordination, that Michael Walsh C.S.Sp., (pictured) began his long service to date as a missionary priest. He first arrived in the west African country not long before the beginning of its civil war, known to many as ‘The Biafran War’. After leaving Nigeria, he was one of a group of Irish Spiritans who moved to open up the congregation’s first-ever mission in Zambia in 1971 and he continues to serve in the southern African country to this day.

Meeting of the leaders of Spiritan Development Offices Kimmage Manor, 30th – 31st January 2020

The first-ever international meeting of the leaders of Spiritan Development Offices (SDOs) in Belgium, Ireland, Portugal and the USA was hosted by the Irish Province in Kimmage.

MARIAN HOUSE RAFFLE 2019

The Raffle was very successful and the Congregation of the Holy Spirit takes this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for your generosity, your support and your interest.

Rotu in East Pokot region, Kenya – December 2019

The Spiritans are in East Pokot since the 1980s. After much preparatory work, a permanent mission began in Rotu in 2011 when I moved to this very under-developed and inaccessible part of the region. An early priority was to open a primary school since almost nobody in the parish could read or write or had a good knowledge of the Kiswahili language.