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The Willow Wheeler Mission Trip of February 2018 to Ethiopia Áine O’Donoghue, teacher in Willow Park Junior School

40 members of the Willow Wheelers, including 12 students, travelled to Ethiopia last February. After visiting projects in Arba Minch, we made the long journey to Borana by bus. In Doshke, where the Spiritans support community-based agriculture, education, health and water projects, Mammo Beriso, Director of the SCORE outreach programme, stressed the importance of promoting self-sufficiency and sustainability. We saw much evidence of the community’s active participation in development.

Excerpt from address at the launch of Spirasi’s Strategic Plan; 7th March 2018 Brendan Carr, Chairperson of Spirasi’s Board of Directors

What good all your prayer and devotion if the stranger who resides with you is not as a citizen among you; you shall love the stranger as yourself, for you too were strangers and I welcomed you! Leviticus (19:34)

Reflection Day, 23rd April 2018

A Reflection Day, organised by the office of Spiritan Mission Animation Ireland took place in the Avila Carmelite Centre in Dublin. Its goal was to initiate a conversation within the Province in relation to Spiritan mission in contemporary Ireland. Those who attended represented various areas of Province life, including communities, ministries and works.

Kimmage Development Studies Centre; Staff & student group; May 2018

Kimmage Development Studies Centre; Staff & student group; May 2018

Benemerenti Medal

Congratulations to Eileen Browne (Promotions / Mission Animation) who received the Benemerenti Medal on Pentecost Sunday 2018 in Kimmage, in recognition of her more than 50 years of dedication to Spiritan mission. Eileen is pictured above with (from left to right) her husband David Browne, and Spiritans Brian McLaughlin, Marc Whelan and Michael Casey.