Reflecting on some elements of Mission in Ethiopia. Martin Kelly C.S.Sp., recently returned to Ireland from Ethiopia

The 1970s in the east African country I first arrived in Ethiopia in 1975. The country was then in the throes of violence which would escalate into the ‘Red Terror’. Spiritans walked into a critical situation in terms of our missionary work. Excellent preliminary surveys had predicted the 1974 coup which saw Emperor Haile Selassie overthrown

International Girl Guides meet in Rockwell College, Co. Tipperary. Summer 2017

Rockwell College (http://www.rockwellcollege.ie/), the Spiritan school, recently hosted IGGNITE 2017, the week-long international Girl Guides’ camp organised by the Irish Girl Guides. Girl guides and their leaders came from Australia, Canada...

Reflection Day on Amoris Laetitia Kimmage Manor 23rd August 2017

In preparation for the World Meeting of Families, to be held in Ireland in August 2018, The Office for Spiritan Life & Identity organised an initial study of Pope Francis’s Amoris Laetitia, the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family. Introducing the document, Brian O'Toole C.S.Sp. outlined the content...

Education in Moçambique

Theory and practice Early on a bright Monday morning in downtown Beira, Moçambique's second largest city and largest port, school-age children are washing fruit. They stand beneath the shadow of a statue of the late Samora Machel...

A Glance Back

We priests seldom speak about the years that we spent 'doing theology'. There were those learned tracts on 'Grace' and 'The Trinity'. I remember saying to myself sometimes that 'I must get back to that when I have more time and when I am not preparing for an exam.' It did not happen like that.