Spiritan News

Letter from Brazil - Fr. John Horan C.S.Sp. - August 2020

The struggle to beat coronavirus continues here – and it is not easy. High infection rates continue. The struggle to beat coronavirus continues here – and it is not easy. High infection rates continue. Rondônia, a state roughly six times the size of Ireland, has had over 40,000 infections with deaths to date nearing 900. Ji-Paraná, the town where I am...

Emergency Support Programme to Internally Displaced Persons in Moçambique

Connie O’Halloran (Overseas Development Officer) August 2020 ~ Using a €14,400 emergency grant from Misean Cara, the Spiritans in Moçambique initiated a programme of support to internally displaced persons (IDPs), in the form of the provision of food...

Spiritan (Holy Ghost) Annual Raffle 2020

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.

Letter from Brazil – 24th May 2020
Brendan Foley C.S.Sp.

In national lockdown progressively since March, we are awaiting official news from the authorities of São Paulo State, where most Irish Spiritan confrères are based, as Brazil faces the expected peak of the virus from now ’til early June. The daily death toll now exceeds 1,000 even as official numbers don’t tell the reality on the ground and an almost collapsed health system directly excludes the poor.

Note from the Bishops of the Brazilian Amazon on the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on the Population and the Rainforest

You must label the economic operations that damage the Amazon with their proper name: injustice and crime" "You must be indignant." (Pope Francis - Querida Amazônia) We, the Bishops of the Amazon, in the face of the uncontrolled advance of COVID-19 across Brazil, especially in the Amazon...