News Archive

A Brotherhood of Service (4/12/2017) - PITTSBURGH, PA (April 12, 2017) Growing up in California, Bro. Michael Suazo, C.S.Sp., knew from the fourth grade that he wanted to enter a religious community as a...
African Summit Held in Rome (3/23/2017) - ROME (March 22, 2017) – A conference entitled “African Christian Theology: Memories and Mission for the 21st Century” is being held in Rome March 22 – 25, and is...
Bl. Daniel Brottier, C.S.Sp., Remembered (2/28/2017) - PITTSBURGH, PA (February 28, 2017) Today marks the feast day of Blessed Daniel Brottier, C.S.Sp., who expressed his zeal for being a missionary throughout his priestly life. Daniel Brottier...
Fr. Norbert Rosso Enters Eternal Life (2/15/2017) - PITTSBURGH, PA (February 9, 2017) Fr. Norbert Rosso, C.S.Sp., a member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit for nearly 70 years, died peacefully on February 9, 2017, at...
Libermann Unknown Painting detail rounded Francis Libermann A Man of Faith (1/31/2017) - PITTSBURGH, PA (January 31, 2017) February 2, 2017, marked the 165th anniversary of the death of Venerable Francis Libermann, one of the founders of the Congregation of the...
Engaging Africa Conference Set at Duquesne (1/10/2017) - PITTSBURGH, PA (January 10, 2017) Duquesne University will host Engaging Africa: Spiritan Traditions, Contemporary Perspectives on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, through Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The conference is...
Mission New Leadership at SOMA (1/9/2017) - HOUSTON, TX  (January 1, 2017) U. S. Province Provincial, Fr. Jeff Duaime, CSSp. has announced the appointment of Fr. Dave Cottingham, CSSp. as Director of the Spiritan Office...
Babu Fr. Babu Enters Eternal Life at Age 99 (12/27/2016) - USA RIVER, TANZANIA (December 27, 2016) Fr. Joseph Lesuliyo Babu C.S.Sp., passed away on Thursday, December, 22, 2016, at St Elizabeth Hospital (Ngarenaro), in the Archdiocese of Arusha,...
fr-sabenca Fr. Sabenca Enters Eternal Life (12/15/2016) - ROME, ITALY (December 15, 2016) Fr. José Manuel Sabença, C.S.Sp., second assistant general of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Son of...
New Spiritan Formation House Rises in the Philippines (12/15/2016) - QUEZON CITY, THE PHILIPPINES (December 15, 2016) A little more than a year after construction first began, the Spiritan Formation Residence in Manila is getting nearer to completion....
Two Spiritans Among 17 New Cardinals (11/21/2016) - VATICAN CITY (November 21, 2016) – Pope Francis installed 17 new cardinals at a consistory on November 19, 2016, the evening prior to the close of the Jubilee...
Our Man in the Favelas of Sao Paulo (11/16/2016) - HOUSTON, TX  November 17, 2016 Fr. Pat Clark, CSSp. left his home country of Ireland in 1976 to minister in Brazil where he remains 40 years later. Asked...
Eagle Scout Project Completed at Provincial Offices (11/10/2016) - BETHEL PARK, PA (November 10, 2016) — Matthew Nestler of local Boy Scout Troop 228 led a project for his Eagle Scout rank at the provincial offices in Bethel...
Celebrating World Mission Sunday (11/9/2016) - HOUSTON, TX  (November 9, 2016) World Mission Sunday, organized by the Pontifical Mission Society for the Propagation of the Faith, is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide...
Tanzania Trip Tackles Health Issues (10/18/2016) - PITTSBURGH, PA (October 20, 2016) This past summer,  Dr. Anne Marie Hansen, Lay Spiritan; and Dr. Jaime Munõz, chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) at Duquesne...
assist haiti Call to Assist Haiti (10/13/2016) - HOUSTON, TX (October 13, 2016) This message and photographs were received today  from Fr. Jean Patrick Eugene, CSSp. “I’m back in Port-au-Prince, from Ducis. My countryside is devastated....
Two Spiritans Named Cardinals (10/11/2016) - VATICAN CITY (October 9, 2016) With great joy, the Generalate of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit received the news, announced by Pope Francis during Sunday’s Angelus on...
New Lay Spiritans Reflect Image Of Founder (10/6/2016) - PITTSBURGH, PA (October 6, 2016) On the anniversary of the passing of the founder of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, 11 new Lay Spiritan Associates were installed...
Gormley Inaugurated as 13th President of Duquesne (9/27/2016) - PITTSBURGH, PA (September 27, 2016) More than 2,000 Duquesne University students, faculty, staff, dignitaries and honored guests attended the inauguration of Ken Gormley as the university’s 13th president...
Holy Ghost Prep Opens 2016-17 Academic Year (9/13/2016) - BENSALEM, PA (September 13, 2016) Holy Ghost Preparatory School (HGP) opened its 2016-17 academic year with the traditional Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, September 11. In...
Laval Feast Day Celebrates “Apostle of Mauritius” (9/8/2016) - PITTSBURGH, PA (September 9, 2016) Blessed Fr. Jacques-Desiré Laval, C.S.Sp., was born in Croth, Normandy, France, on September 18, 1803. He became a medical doctor, but always felt...
Spiritans Beyond Borders Message About Renewal (8/31/2016) - GRANBY, QUEBEC, CANADA (August 19, 2016) Members of the three Spiritan North American provinces (TransCanada, Canada, and the United States) gathered in Granby on August 14 – 19, 2016,...
Duquesne Opens 2016 – 17 Academic Year (8/23/2016) - PITTSBURGH, PA (August 21, 2016) Duquesne University opened the 2016-17 academic year with its traditional Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, August 21, 2016, which was attended...
CMSM Board Accepts National Advisory Council Report on Child Protection Efforts by Religious Institutes (8/8/2016) - COLUMBUS, OHIO (August 5, 2016). The National Board of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), whose leaders represent more than 17,000 Catholic religious brothers and priests...
Spiritan Departing for Vietnam Celebrates 10th Anniversary (7/21/2016) - HOUSTON, TX  (July 21, 2016) Prior to his departure for Vietnam, family and friends joined together to wish Fr. Joseph Lam Nguyen, CSSp. well as he heads to...
Spiritan Year of Service Pilot Program Takes Off (7/21/2016) - PITTSBURGH, PA (July 21, 2016) Liz Keller and Lydia Presper entered Duquesne University for similar reasons, and after they graduated from the university in May, they still share a common...
Gormley Takes Reins at Duquesne (7/14/2016) - PITTSBURGH, PA – July 14, 2016 Kenneth G. Gormley became Duquesne University’s 13th president on July 1, 2016, the third lay president in the university’s 138-year history. A...
Spiritans Celebrate 50 Years of Generalate in Rome (6/29/2016) - ROME, ITALY, June 29, 2016 At the beginning of the second week of its Enlarged General Council (EGC) meeting in Rome, the Spiritans celebrated the 50th anniversary of...
Walking 4 Hours for Water (6/24/2016) - HOUSTON, TX —June 26, 2016 It’s difficult for those of us from developed countries to accept that there are thousands upon thousands of people who are forced to...
Spiritan Enlarged General Council Meets In Rome (6/22/2016) - ROME, ITALY, June 22, 2016 Thirty-three representatives from across the Congregation are meeting in Rome from June 19 to July 2, 2016, as part of the Enlarged General...
Knights Support Spiritan House (6/20/2016) - HOUSTON, TX  — June 20, 2016 Thank you Knights of Columbus Council 14700! This past Saturday members of Council 14700 coordinated a landscaping beautification project for the Spiritan...
HGP Students on Mission to Dominican Republic (6/15/2016) - SAN JUAN DE LA MAGUANA, June 15, 2016 Once again, students from Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, Pa., departed from JFK International Airport in New York, on Sunday,...
Spiritan Priest Subject of Documentary (5/31/2016) - HOUSTON,TX —  May 31,2016 Documenting over three decades of service to the poor by Fr. Joseph Philippe, CSSp. , the film is being screened at selected film festivals...
Fr. Joseph Kelly, C.S.Sp. Remembered (5/25/2016) - BETHEL PARK, PA – May 25, 2016 Fr. Joseph Kelly, C.S.Sp. of Bethel Park, a member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, died peacefully May 21st, 2016 at...
New Spiritan Pastor: “Greatest day ever in my life” (5/19/2016) - MAGAGOA, SAME, TANZANIA May 12, 2016, was a very special and historic day for the Catholic community at Mgagao outstation in the Catholic Diocese of Same in north...
The Passing of Fr. Albert McKnight, C.S.Sp. (4/18/2016) - BETHEL PARK, PA – April 18, 2016 Fr. Albert McKnight, C.S.Sp. of Bethel Park, a member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, died peacefully April 17, 2016...
Holy Ghost Prep Wins 18th State Forensics Championship (4/15/2016) - BENSALEM, PA – April 15, 2016 Holy Ghost Preparatory School, the only Spiritan High School in the United States, is once again tops in the state in speech...
Newsletter Focuses on Formation (4/14/2016) - HOUSTON, TX — April 14, 2016 The Spiritan Office for Mission Advancement’s inaugural newsletter highlights formation work underway in many parts of the globe. As of June 30,...
Spiritan Formation in the Congo (4/7/2016) - KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of CONGO — April 8, 2016 The Spiritan province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a young circumscription. It was only in...
Toilets are Serious Business (4/7/2016) - SULTAN HAMUD, KENYA — April 7, 2016 Without toilets, infectious diseases put the lives of the world’s poorest children more at risk. Good sanitation is essential to ensure...
Cardinal Onaiyekan visits the University of San Diego (4/4/2016) - SAN DIEGO, CA – March 31, 2016 Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria, delivered a lecture at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at...
Father Joseph Documentary, FATHER JOSEPH, highlights work of Spiritan Father Joseph Philippe (3/22/2016) - PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – March 28, 2016 Father Joseph Documentary From feature documentaries to short films, Floating World Pictures produces stories that move, challenge, entertain, and inspire. Jeff Kaufman...
Retirement Residence for Elderly & Infirmed Priests (3/20/2016) - USA RIVER, TANZANIA — March 18, 2016 Bishop Dennis Durning House Retirement Residence for Elderly & Infirmed Missionary Priests Usa River, Arusha, Tamzania Project Coordinator: Fr. Kastory Kisuda,...
Spiritan Speaks on Living Mission Interculturally (3/17/2016) - HOUSTON, TX — March 17, 2016 Fr. Tony Gittins, CSSp., visited St. Ignatius Parish in Houston on March 16, 2016 to deliver a talk on “living interculturally”. Cities...
Fifty Years of Missionary Service (3/7/2016) - ARUSHA, TANZANIA – March 7, 2016 On March 7, 1966, four young Spiritan missionaries arrived in Arusha, Tanzania to begin their missionary service to the Congregation and the...
Spiritans and St. Katherine Drexel (3/3/2016) - HOUSTON, TX — March 3, 2016 Today’s Feast Day of St. Katherine Drexel reminds us of the blessed and productive working relationship our community enjoyed with Mother Drexel....
Too Shy to be a Priest (2/29/2016) - DUBLIN, IRELAND — February 22, 2016 When Fr. Raphael Annan, CSSp. first mentioned to his father that he wanted to enter the seminary, he was told he was...
University Renames Center in Honor of Fr. Don Nesti, CSSp. (2/10/2016) - HOUSTON,TX – February 9, 2016 At the University of St. Thomas’ 66th Annual Mardi Gras Gala on Tuesday February 9th 2016, Dr. Robert Ivany, the university’s president, announced...
Tanzania - stained glass window - Fr. Libermann Spiritans Celebrate Feast of Francis Libermann (2/1/2016) - BETHEL PARK, PA – February 2, 2016 Spiritans across the globe celebrate the Feast of Venerable Francis Mary Paul Libermann, the “second founder” of the Spiritans on Febraury...
NA and Caribbean Superiors meet in Santo Domingo (2/1/2016) - SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – January 29, 2016 The Spiritan Major Superiors who form the Union of Circumscriptions for North America and the Caribbean (UCNAC) met from January...
Spiritan Appointed Bishop of Diocese of Kingstown (12/23/2015) - PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD – December 22, 2015 The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Gerard County, C.S.Sp., as Bishop of of the Diocese of Kingstown (area...
Society of Holy Spirit Supports Vietnamese Formation (12/14/2015) - HOUSTON, TX – December 14, 2015 Board Members of the Society of the Holy Spirit, gathered together at Spiritan House in Houston for a special ‘end of year’...
Jubilee Year of Mercy (12/11/2015) - ROME, ITALY – December 8, 2015 Duquesne University art historian Elizabeth Lev explains the meaning of the Holy Doors. Jubilee Years Jubilee years are rooted in the Old...
Spiritan Anniversary in Galveston-Houston (12/7/2015) - HOUSTON, TX – December 7, 2015 At the invitation of then Bishop Wendelin E. Nold, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit arrived in the diocese of Galveston-Houston in 1970....
The Passing of Fr. Joseph Deniger, C.S.Sp. (12/2/2015) - BETHEL PARK, PA – December 2, 2015 With hope and faith in the Risen Lord, we announce that Fr. Joseph Deniger, C.S.Sp. of the Libermann Hall community in...
Cardinal Sarah Attributes His Faith to the Spiritans (11/23/2015) - HOUSTON, TX – November 23, 2015 From an interview conducted earlier this year by the National Catholic Register. The Holy Ghost Fathers, a French missionary order, inspired your faith...
Pray for the Victims of Violence and Pray for Peace (11/15/2015) - PARIS, FRANCE – November 15, 2015 The Congregation of the Holy Spirit was founded in France in 1703, and till this day, the Motherhouse of the Congregation is...
The Passing of Fr. Len Tuozzolo, C.S.Sp. (11/5/2015) - BETHEL PARK, PA – November 5, 2015 We are saddened to announce the passing of Fr. Leonard J. Tuozzolo , C.S.Sp. who died peacefully on November 5, 2015 at...
Duquesne University Appoints New President (11/4/2015) - PITTSBURGH, PA – November 4, 2015 The Duquesne University Board of Directors Chair Marie Milie Jones announced today that current School of Law Dean Kenneth G. Gormley has...
Spiritan Formation House in Manila Moving Forward!! (10/28/2015) - MANILA – PHILIPPINES – October 28, 2015 After years of planning for the new Spiritan Formation Residence in Manila, workers began the preparation for the demolition of the...
Holy Ghost Church Celebrates 100th Anniversary (10/27/2015) - NEW ORLEANS, LA – October 27, 2015 Holy Ghost Catholic Church in New Orleans, LA celebrated its one hundredth anniversary as a place of Catholic worship on October...
Nesti Award Spiritan to Receive Anti-Defamation League Award (10/26/2015) - HOUSTON, TX – October 26, 2015 Father Donald S. Nesti, C.S.Sp. will be honored by the Anti-Defamation League of Houston with the Julie and Ben Rogers Ecumenism Award...
October – The Month of the Rosary (10/19/2015) - HOUSTON, TX – October 18, 2015 No form of extra-liturgical devotion to Mary is more widely practiced among the faithful or found by them to be more satisfyingly...
Spiritans Dedicate New School In Haiti (10/13/2015) - PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – October 14, 2015 The Spiritan community in Haiti dedicated the new primary school building at St. Martial College in Port-au-Prince on October 11, 2015.  The...
Duquesne Students Travel to Philadelphia for Pope’s Visit (9/26/2015) - PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 26, 2015 Early on Saturday morning, September 26th, a group of 30 students from Duquesne University set off on a pilgrimage from Pittsburgh to...
Holy Ghost Prep Installs New President (9/18/2015) - BENSALEM, PA – September 13, 2015 Holy Ghost Preparatory School installed the first lay President of the school, Mr. Gregory Geruson, Class of 1979, as part of the...
Joy of Children (9/14/2015) - KIPAWA, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – September 15, 2015 The children at Kipawa-Libermann Primary School in Tanzania were excited to receive some much needed sporting equipment for the...
Bishop John Neville, C.S.Sp. Medical Dispensary (9/10/2015) - MBOKOMBU, MOSHI, TANZANIA – September 10, 2015 A two year project to renovate an existing building into a medical dispensary at Mbokombu, Moshi, Tanzania concluded with the recent...
Spiritan Revitalizes Neglected Parish (9/1/2015) - HOULI, TAIWAN – September 2, 2015 Fr. Sean O’Leary, C.S.Sp. who worked in Taiwan for 11 years, after 6 years in Ireland, has returned to Taiwan as Pastor...
World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (8/31/2015) - ROME, ITALY – August 31, 2015 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Following the publication of the encyclical Laudato Si’ – On the Care of Our Common...
Duquesne University begins Academic Year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit (8/26/2015) - PITTSBURGH, PA – August 23, 2015 Nearly 3,000 students, faculty, staff and friends attended the Duquesne University Mass of the Holy Spirit, which serves as the traditional beginning...
Golden Jubilee of Spiritan Profession (8/21/2015) - BETHEL PARK, PA – August 22, 2015 Fr. Christopher Promis, C.S.Sp. and Fr. Edward Vilkauskas, C.S.Sp. celebrated their fiftieth anniversary of religious profession on August 22, 2015 with...
Spiritan students begin Novitiate in Trinidad (8/19/2015) - AROUCA, TRINIDAD – August 20, 2015 The Spiritan novitiate program began in Trinidad on Tuesday, August 11 with the arrival of the two Spiritan candidates Phuong Nyugen from...
Spiritan Success in Vietnam (8/18/2015) - HOUSTON,TX – August 18, 2015 On the occasion of his recent vacation visit to Houston, Fr. Trinh Le, C.S.Sp. shared some aspects of his missionary ministry in Vietnam...
Fr. Joe Kelly, C.S.Sp. Celebrates 70 Years of Profession (8/13/2015) - BETHEL PARK, PA – August 15, 2015 Fr. Joe Kelly, C.S.Sp. celebrates 70 years of Profession to the priesthood on August 15, 2015.  A native of Sayville, NY,...
Ethiopia Bishop Varghese Thottankara Visits Houston (8/10/2015) - HOUSTON, TX – August 10,2015 After meeting with Auxiliary Bishop, Most Rev. George Sheltz, of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, His Excellency George Varghese Thottamkara, CM, of the Apostolic...
Event Raises Funds for Manila Formation House (8/3/2015) - HOUSTON, TX – July 31,2015 Five hundred people squeezed into the ballroom at Kim Son in Houston for an evening of  Vietnamese food and entertainment, a greeting by Auxiliary...
Spritans Grow Along With Church in Southeast Asia (7/30/2015) - HOUSTON, TX – July 30, 2015 In response to the Pope’s recent visit to Manila and his call to evangelize the Asian continent, the Spiritans are planning a...
Papal Encyclical “On Care for our Common Home” (7/29/2015) - July 29, 2015 – The new papal encyclical Laudato Si’ is a signature piece of Pope Francis’ pontificate.  A topic of significant discussion at the recent Spiritan General...
The Passing of Fr. Michael Doyle, C.S.Sp. (7/19/2015) - Toronto, Canada – July 17, 2015 Father Michael Doyle CSSp 1932 – 2015 Father Micheal Doyle of the Spiritan Province of TransCanada died peacefully on the afternoon of...
Rectory Opening at Endulen Parish (7/13/2015) - NGORONGORO, ARUSHA, TANZANIA July 2015 The Spiritan pastor, Fr. Albano Alois, C.S.Sp., other Spiritans led by Fr. Amandus Kapele, C.S.Sp., Tanzanian Provincial, and the bishop of Arusha Diocese, Fr. Josaphat...
Duquesne Students walk in the footsteps of Spiritan missionaries (7/10/2015) - ARUSHA, Tanzania – July 10, 2015 – Nineteen Duquesne University students could have opted to spend part of their summer studying in Italy, Germany, France or any of...
Burundian Refugees Flee to Tanzania (7/6/2015) - NYARUGUSU, Tanzania July 4, 2015 Hundreds of women, children and men, especially from the Southern part of Burundi crossed over to Tanzania and settled in Kagunga, a small...
Spiritan Anniversaries (6/29/2015) - ROME, Italy June 29, 2015 1908: As a result of the Constitution “Sapiens Consilio” of Pius X, the Congregation will depend henceforth on the Congregation for Religious for...
Fr. J. Clifton Hill, C.S.Sp. Celebrates Golden Jubilee (6/24/2015) - BATON ROUGE, LA June 7, 2015 Fr. Cliff Hill, C.S.Sp. celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his priesthood on June 7, 2015 at St. Agnes Church in Baton Rouge,...
Spiritans Promote Charism on Catholic Radio (6/22/2015) - HOUSTON, TX: June 22, 2015 Fr. Mike Grey, CSSp. and Ray Sylvester (SOMA) were invited to tell the story of the Spiritans on Guadalupe Radio, 1430AM, Catholic Radio...
U.S. Spiritans Gather for General Assembly (6/22/2015) - The Spiritan United States Province gathered on June 15-19, 2015 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh for their tri-annual General Assembly.  Eighty-five professed and lay members came together from...
Irish Spiritan wants to swap places in prison with Ibrahim Halawa (6/22/2015) - The Journal.ie By Nicky Ryan | The Journal.ie – Tue, Jun 2, 2015. An Irish priest has reached out to Egyptian authorities offering to swap places with teenager...
Spiritan Anniverary – Father Horner (6/16/2015) - June 16th East Africa 1863: Père Horner lands in Zanzibar with Père Baur and two brothers. Nearly all the first con-verts are freed slaves. The idea of Father...
Pope Appoints Spiritan as Coadjutor (6/14/2015) - PONTA DE PEDRAS, Brazil June 12, 2015 The Pope has named as Coadjutor for the diocese of Ponta de Pedras (Brazil) H.E. Monsignor Theodoro Mendes Tavares CSSp, until...
North American & Caribbean Spiritan Superiors Meet (6/4/2015) - MONTREAL, Canada: May 1, 2015 The Union of Circumscriptions for North America and the Caribbean met in Montreal, Quebec from April 27 to May 1, 2015. This is...
Our Trip to The Sudan (5/26/2015) - On Monday 19th January 2015 Fathers. John Fogarty,CSSp., Superior General; Joseph Shio,CSSp. General Councillor and correspondent for Easter Africa; John Skinnader,CSSp., Co-ordinator of the South Sudan Spiritan Group;...
Fr. Eligius Mkulima, CSSp. Pens Book on the Spiritan Mission to the Maasai and the Archdiocese of Arusha, Tanzania (5/21/2015) - ARUSHA, Tanzania: May 11, 2015 Spiritan Mission to the Maasai in the Archdiocese of Arusha in Tanzania Fr. Eligius Mkulima, CSSp. 2014; 229 pages; Candid Press, Arusha Tanzania...
Bishop Nzapalainga, CSSp. Acknowledged with Peace Prize (5/14/2015) - ROME, Italy: May 14, 2015 Bangui: Peace prize to Bishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga The city of Aachen in Germany will award a peace prize of Aix – la Chapelle...
Spring Cleanup 2015 – Duquesne Students Beautify Neighborhoods (5/4/2015) - PITTSBURGH, PA: May 4, 2015 (Saturday, Apr. 25) Sponsored by Duquesne University Campus Ministry in collaboration with on campus and community partners. Spring Cleanup 2015 helps to strengthen...
Ambassador Mulamula Visits SOMA (4/30/2015) - HOUSTON, TX: May 1, 2015 During her recent visit to Houston, Ambassador Liberata Mulamula met with Fr. Michael Begley, CSSp. at the Spiritan Office for Mission Advancement to...
Spiritans in Baltimore (4/28/2015) - BALTIMORE, MD: April 28, 2015
Tanzanian Ambassador Praises Spiritan School (4/28/2015) - Photo: Lennard Tenede, Odis Peavy, Susanne Wilkinson, Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, Bruce Wilkinson, Fr. Joseph Triphon, CSSp., and Fr. Michael Begley, CSSp. HOUSTON, TX: April 28, 2015 The Tanzanian...
Holy Ghost Preparatory School Welcomes a New President, Gregory J. Geruson (4/21/2015) -   BENSALEM, PA April 20, 2015: Holy Ghost Preparatory School announced today that Fr. James P. McCloskey will step down as President of the renowned Spiritan institution effective...
Spiritan Anniversaries – April 14th (4/14/2015) - April 14th – This day in Spiritan Anniversaries C.S.Sp. 1778: Departure from Le Havre for Cayenne (Guyane) of MM. Bertout (the future restorer of the Congregation) and de...
Passing of Rev. John P. Skaj, CSSp. (3/27/2015) - Pittsburgh, PA March 27, 2015 Rev. John P. Skaj, C.S.Sp., 78, died Thursday, March 26 at Marian Manor in Greentree, Pittsburgh PA. Father Skaj was born January 20,...
Manila Formation House (3/23/2015) - HOUSTON, TX While visiting the Philippines in 2016 Pope Francis called for the evangelization of the “great continent of Asia.” The Spiritans have responded to that call for...
Duquesne Students Live Lenten Themes (3/6/2015) - Pittsburgh, PA March 6, 2015 Rather than head for the beach and sun during their March Spring Break, 65 Duquesne students and staff embarked on Cross-Cultural Mission Experiences...
Spiritan Parish Embraces Diversity (3/6/2015) - Arlington, VA March 5, 2015 Last Friday night at Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church in Arlington, parishioners reflected on diversity and community as they sipped steamy vegetable...
New Pastor Installed – Fr. Honest Munishi, CSSp (2/17/2015) - Baltimore, MD February 8, 2015 On Sunday, February 8, 2015, the parish community of St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Baltimore gathered for a festive parish liturgy to...
Bishop Vincent Ezeconyia, CSSp. (2/12/2015) - Rome, Italy February 12, 2015 With a deep sense of loss and yet with gratitude to God, we announce the death of our confrere Bishop Vincent Ezeonyia, CSSp....
Spiritan Edits New African-American Youth Bible (2/4/2015) - Pittsburgh, PA February 4, 2015 A new Bible will hit bookshelves in January. But unlike hundreds of others available, illustrations in this Bible will include New Testament images...
Libermann Unknown Painting detail rounded Founder’s Day Celebrated (2/2/2015) - Pittsburgh February 2, 2015 In his letter to his confreres in the U.S. Province, the provincial writes: “Pope Francis called for a Year of Consecrated Life, which began...
Duquesne Honors Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe (2/2/2015) - Pittsburgh, PA February 11, 2015 When Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus stood to speak at the 2014 Time magazine’s 100 Gala,...
Kidnapped Spiritan Freed (1/22/2015) - Banqui, Republic of Africa January 23, 2015 Brother Gustave Reyosse, CSSp., along with Catholic medical charity worker, Claudia Priest, have been freed in the Central African Republic (CAR). Both expressed their...
Spiritan Ministers to NFL Players (1/14/2015) - Scottsdale, AZ January 13, 2015 Spiritan Father Phil Evanstock CSSp., is a man of many titles. He’s a calculus teacher, math club moderator and faithful Notre Dame Saints...
Passing of Fr. John Geary, CSSp. (1/8/2015) - Toronto, CA January 8, 2015 Father John D. Geary, CSSp 1931 – 2014 of the Spiritan Province of TransCanada died peacefully on the morning of December 31, 2014...
Spiritan Academy to Reopen (1/8/2015) - Monrovia, Liberia January 7, 2015 “Ebola is still in the country, and in case of an outbreak at any of the school campuses, all the parents and their...
St. Ambrose Welcomes Fr. John Owusu-Achiaw, CSSp. (1/5/2015) - Chicago, IL December 26, 2014 The St. Ambrose Catholic Church in the Kenmore neighborhood of South Chicago was the scene of a colorful installation ceremony for Fr. John...
Christmas Swim for Spiritan Mission (1/5/2015) - Inchydoney Beach, Ireland January 5, 2015 Christmas morning a magnificent crowd gathered at Inchydoney Beach for the annual Christmas swim in aid of the Spiritan mission where I...
Ebola Permeates Sierra Leone (12/25/2014) - Sierra Leone December 24, 2014: Sierra Leone, the country hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, has imposed a lock down in the country’s north in an effort to...
Christmas Letter 2014 (12/22/2014) - Pittsburgh, PA December 10, 2014 Remember the wonders the Lord has done…(Ps. 105,5)   On September 7th this year, I had the privilege of participating in the ceremony...
Bolivia Recognizes Spiritan’s Humanitarian Ministry (12/17/2014) - Bolivia: December 16, 2014 P. Leonardo da Silva Costa, CSSp. received recognition from the country of Bolivia for his prison ministry and promotion of human rights leading Prison...
Ebola burial ground in Kenema (12/5/2014) - Sierra Leone: November 25, 2014 Fr Brian Starken CSSp recounts how an inter-religious ceremony was held at an ‘Ebola cemetery’ in Sierra Leone to honour the virus’ victims....
US Spiritan Paul Flamm assisting in Central African Republic (12/5/2014) - CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC November 10, 2014 A number of months ago, the Spiritan Superior in Central African Republic, Patrick Mbea, appealed to the General Council to see if...
Spiritans celebrate 150 years in Sierra Leone (11/19/2014) - Freetown, Sierra Leone November 4, 2014 Becoming a Christian missionary has lost the appeal it once had for thousands of young Irish men and women who, from the...
The Passing of Fr. Francis W. Wright, CSSp. (11/13/2014) - November 13, 2014 Bethel Park PA Fr. Francis W. Wright, CSSp. of Bethel Park, a member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, died peacefully November 12, 2014. ...
fr. claude tassin Fr. Claude Tassin (11/12/2014) - Theologian, Author, Composer Claude Tassin is a French Spiritan, he was born in 1944. He lived for some years on a mission in Central African Republic and Gabon....
Duquesne African Studies Awards (11/10/2014) - Pittsburgh November 6, 2014 Duquesne University’s Center for African Studies has named four winning projects for its 2014-2015 Rev. Alphons Loogman, Faculty Research Grant competition. This year’s winning...
Archbishop Fiorenza Lecture (11/3/2014) -   November 5, 2014: Fr. Don Nesti, CSSp., Director of the Center for Faith & Culture and former President of Duquesne University, will keynote at the symposium/lecture series established in...
Fr. Paul Flamm, CSSp. in Central African Republic (10/2/2014) - Fr. Paul Flamm, CSSp. has responded to the call of Archbishop of Bangui and the local Spiritan superior in the Central African republic to be part of a...
New Superior in Ethiopia (10/2/2014) - At the recent Enlarged Council in Arba Minch , Fr. Bukenya Dennis Ssebuggwawo CSSp. was elected Superior. He was born in 1968 in Uganda. Having done his Philosophical studies in...
Cardinal DiNardo celebrates Mass with Fr. Joe Nguyen, CSSp. (9/25/2014) - Houston, TX September 7, 2014 To open the 2014-2015 academic year at the University of Houston, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo celebrated Mass at the University of Houston A.D. Bruce...
St. Mary’s College 150 Years (9/7/2014) - 150 Years of Excellence in Education By Wayne Bowman Trinidad Express Aug 25, 2014 at 8:13 PM ECT Having this year celebrated the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the...
Philadelphia Catholic Radio (8/27/2014) - Houston, TX October 13, 2014   Spiritan underwriting radio announcements can be heard three times daily through October 14,2014 on both Holy Spirit radio stations in the five...
Duquesne Increases Minimum Wage (8/26/2014) - Pittsburgh, PA June 3, 2014 Duquesne University has raised the minimum wage for its employees to $15 an hour as part of a plan to increase wages for...
Spiritan Honored for Ecumenical Work (7/21/2014) - July 18th, 2014: Associate Theology Professor Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu is one of four individuals recently honored at the annual Humanity Day Interfaith Banquet. Hosted at the Islamic Center...
Archbishop Joseph Harris, CSSp. in Houston (7/16/2014) - In July while in Houston to celebrate the ordination of Fr.Paul Thang Hoang, CSSp., Archbishop Joseph Harris, CSSp. stayed at the Spiritan House where he met with confreres...
Fr. John Bonaventure Kwofie named Bishop of Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana (7/5/2014) - Pittsburgh, PA On July 3, 2014  Pope Francis named the Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, C.S.Sp., S.S.L.,  bishop of more than 408,000 Catholics in Ghana. A native of Ghana, Fr....
Airlift to Biafra (5/7/2014) - It was officially called Joint Church Aid (JCA), initiated by Fr. Tony Byrne CSSp, but the daredevil pilots called it the “Jesus Christ Airline” with a swagger of...
Founders Week 2014 (2/27/2014) - This video is about 2014 Founders Week.