Spiritan History

Spiritan Anniversaries

ROME, Italy April 27, 2015:

France 1848: Abolition of slavery in the French colonies and overseas territories. It had been originally abol-ished at the Revolution but was re-introduced on 20.05.1802.

Canada 1909: The Spiritan property of St. Alexandre de la Gatineau is legally incorporated by the parliament of Quebec under the title of “The Agricultural and Industrial Corporation of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit” .

Zimbabwe 1995: The Zimbabwe Spiritan group is raised to the status of a District.

Tanzania 1997: Fr Augustine Shao is ordained Bishop for the Diocese of Zanzibar in Zanzibar. He is the first member of the East African Province to be ordained a Bishop; Bishops Joseph Kilasara and Bernard Ngaviliau belonged to the USA – East Province at the time of their ordinations.