Spiritan News

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.

Christmas in Taiwan - Seán O’Leary C.S.Sp.*

Though fewer than 5% of Taiwanese people are Christian, and Christmas Day itself is a regular work and school day, Christmas and the build-up to it are big especially in the towns and cities. Most people in Taiwan associate the period with a visit to the shopping malls, which are decorated with lights and festive trees, having a photo taken amid the decorations

The Spiritan JPIC Group are organising a Workshop on: Be the Change

Be the Change is a powerful workshop for our times. It considers our environmental, social and personal well-being and how we can all be part of positive change. Tuesday, November 19th

Emergency assistance for cyclone-affected area of Mozambique.

Devastation Driving from Chimoio to Beira a few days ago we were going in the opposite direction to that of Cyclone Idai three weeks previously. As we advanced, the results of the cyclone were increasingly dramatic. Nyamatanda district was devastated by large volumes of water which cut the main (only) road in four places. Here many people died, some trying to wade through the flow of water. National Road N°6 had taken ten days to re-open. Supplies to a huge area of southern Africa stopped flowing.