Our History

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Our History : The twentieth century and beyond

has been marked by spectacular growth of the Church, especially in Africa. By the end of the twentieth century, the most vibrant experiences of the church were to be found in the Southern hemisphere.

Because of the early Spiritan tradition of the “evangelization of freed slaves,” Spiritan ministries have flourished and continue to do so in Africa, the Caribbean, and South America.  As times changed the Spiritans responded in other regions where poverty and marginalization had begun a new form of slavery—such as Pakistan, Philippines, New Guinea, and Australia—today Spiritans serve in sixty countries around the world.

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