Jubilees of Ordination to the Priesthood

Events were held in Dublin in June 2018 to mark the anniversaries of ordination in 1958 and 1958. A total of 5 Irish Spiritans celebrated the 60th anniversary of their ordinations. For 11 others it was the moment to mark their Golden Jubilees. See photo and summary bio-data below.

Presentation of 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.

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

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

Reflection Day, 23rd April 2018

A Reflection Day, organised by the office of Spiritan Mission Animation Ireland took place 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.

The Willow Wheeler Mission Trip of February 2018 to Ethiopia

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.