The Spiritan Major Superiors who form the Union of Circumscriptions for North America and the Caribbean (UCNAC) met from April 23-27, 2019 in Toronto, Canada as part of their annual regional meeting of Spiritan leaders from the Caribbean and North America.
During the meeting, Mr. Brian Joel, a Lay Spiritan from the TransCanada Province, gave a presentation on the Brottier Refugee Service. Participants also received reports from the General Council and each of the circumscriptions present, and discussed plans for the common UCNAC project in the Dominican Republic. Other planning topics included the UCNAC formation meeting, the 2020 General Chapter in Lichen, Poland, and next year’s UCNAC meeting in Puerto Rico from January 27-31, 2020.
Participants enjoyed visiting the local Spiritan retirement community at Laval House as well as a trip to the Aga Khan museum in Toronto.
Pictured above from left are: Fr. Augustin Milamba, C.S.Sp. (Canada), Fr. Orlando Torres, C.S.Sp. (Puerto Rico), Fr. Paul McAuley, C.S.Sp. (Secretary, TransCanada), Fr. Jonas Saint Paul, C.S.Sp. (Guadeloupe), Mr. Brian Joel (Lay Spiritan, TransCanada), Fr. Jeff Duaime, C.S.Sp. (U.S.), Fr. Renold Arisme, C.S.Sp. (Haiti), Fr. Maurice Shortall, C.S.Sp. (General Council), and Fr. Francis Folleh, C.S.Sp. (TransCanada).