22 February in Spiritan Anniversaries
C.S.Sp. 1842: Rome names Mgr. Barron as Prefect Apostolic of Guinée.
East Africa 1883: The Prefecture Apostolic becomes a Vicariat and Raoul de Courmont is named the first bishop on November 23, 1883. The pastoral aim is to create a Christian village community of craftsmen and farmers.
Mexico 1971: The arrival of the first three Spiritans at Tanlajas (in the State of San Luis Potosi) in the newly-created diocese of Cuidad Valles. The local people are Tenek Indians (Huastecos), responsible for the Mayas civilisations, and evangelised by the Franciscans at the end of the “Spanish Conquest”.
Mexico 1996: Celebration at Tanlajas of 25 years of Spiritan presence, presided over by three bishops (Arturo Szymansky of San Luis, José Guadalupe Galindo of Valles and Rafael Gallardo of Tampico), with fifty diocesan and religious priests and three thousand Christians from all the Spiritan parishes.
"In me, as in the four directors who have preceded me at Auteuil, you will find a great desire to be of service to you at a time when things are far from easy, above all with those who also have the re-sponsibilities of their own families. For the good running of our house, I intend to encourage and develop the existing collaboration which you know well and which has contributed so much to bringing the orphanage to its present successful state at the end of this year, 1923. Let's get to work- with hearts united for our beloved house of Auteuil!" (Père Daniel Brottier, 1923).
Pope Francis on Tuesday said the challenges of migration and the promotion of peace cannot be tackled without development and integration. He was addressing participants of an International Forum on Migration and Peace taking place in Rome.
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