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Missionary Priorities

 

Missionary Priorities

  “The evangelisation of the ‘poor' '(cf. Lk 4:18) is our purpose"
(cf. N.D.XIII, 170).

“Therefore we go especially to peoples, groups and individuals who have not yet heard the message of the Gospel or who have scarcely herd it, to those whose needs are the greatest, and to the oppressed”

(cf. N.D. 11, 241).

“We also willingly accept tasks for which the Church has difficulty in finding workers” (SRL 4).

  1. FIRST EVANGELISATION:

“We give preference to an apostolate that takes us to those who have not yet heard the Gospel message or who have scarcely heard it.” (SRL 12 & 15-16)

1.1 First Evangelisation in the Strict Sense

Examples: countries, areas, peoples or human groups to whom the Gospel has not yet been communicated: witness and service in the name of the Gospel (SRL 15:3); inculturation (SRL 16.1 and 2); dialogue (SRL 17 and 16.3); explicit announcing of the Gospel and the birth of Christian communities (SRL 15.1 and 15.2).

1.2 Engagements in local Churches (SRL 18 and 19), for a more missionary pastoral approach, for creating missionary awareness, and “where the Church has difficulty in finding workers” (SRL 12)

Examples: contacting groups not touched by normal pastoral approaches; efforts to inculturate the Gospel; training in the Church (seminaries, formation centres…); encouragement of an ecumenical spirit and openness to other cultures and religions; solidarity with other Churches and a sense of the universal mission.

1.3 Inter-Religious Dialogue and Ecumenism

We try in dialogue to cooperate honestly with leaders and the faithful of other religions as well as with those who do not believe in God. We put our trust in the Holy Spirit, leading both us and them “to the complete truth” (John 16:13) SRL 16.3.

1.4 Witness to the kingdom through our own missionary charism and our Spiritan spirituality

Examples: work for Spiritan vocations and formation with a view to vocations, including Lay Associates; promotion of fraternal life in communities and international circumscriptions; preparation of formators (cf. Maynooth 2.31), centres of Spiritan spirituality; home-bases; retirement homes; the need to make our Spiritan Spirituality better known to others.

2. EVANGELISATION OF THE POOR:

“We give preference to an apostolate for…those oppressed and most disadvantaged, as a group or as individuals” (SRL 12 and 14).

2.1 Direct service of the most disadvantaged

Examples: integral development of peoples, work with refugees, migrants and displaced persons; work with prisoners and young delinquents, with victims of AIDS, with drug addicts, with the marginalised in the cities, with cultural minorities…

2.2 Defense of the weak and oppressed, commitments to justice

Examples: analysis of situations, making people aware of their rights, siding with victims; sharing in information networks on injustice; action to influence political and economic decisions; promoting the dignity of women in church and society.

2.3 Promoting peace and reconciliation

Examples: promoting peace, resolving conflicts, reconciling and healing the wounds of violence.

2.4 Working for the integrity of creation, for the quality of human life

Examples: studies and actions to safeguard the environment; struggle against degradation, against air, water and soil pollution.

•  Education, an important area of social involvement which is also a place for the Gospel to be announced (an integral part of our tradition: cf. SRL 18)

Examples: literacy courses, education at all levels – especially for disadvantaged children and young people; technical education, informal education; moral and spiritual education; training of teachers (cf. Maynooth 2.13-2.16). Spiritans are being asked by governments and Bishops to get more and more involved in education, especially in Africa.

2.6 Ministry of Refugees, Migrants and Displaced People

Work with refugees has become an especially important task in recent years. Confreres in first appointments as well as more experienced ones are invited to take part. We realise the importance of this service and we would like several to offer themselves for it. Of immediate concern for us are the projects for refugees from Rwanda, Burundi and The Democratic Republic of Congo. Asylum seekers and refugees arriving in Europe from many parts of the world.

Final remarks:

•  A guarantee of community life and adequate accompaniment is an essential condition for a first appointment:

•  We carry out our Spiritan missionary vocation in these commitments, but we are missionaries first and foremost by the quality of our lives: “The witness of an authentically Christian life, given up to God in a commitment that nothing can break but also given to one's neighbour with an unlimited dedication – this is the prime means of evangelisation. People today listen much more readily to witnesses than to teachers” (E.N. 41).

•  In making first appointments, we try to promote exchanges between Africa and Latin America and between African provinces, and in general among all circumscriptions of the Congregation.

•  One finds in the capitular texts of the last three Chapters (Itaici 1992, Maynooth 1998 and Torre d'Aguilha 2004) important and precise details on the orientations and the actual missionary priorities of the Congregation. One can also consult the Superior General's report presented at the last General Chapter, in particular, the third section “Our Apostolic Life: where are we at?” .

•  It is important for those preparing for their first appointment to read the letter of 24.01.2005 addressed to the Major Superiors by the Superior General and Assistant in charge of First Appointments titled “Some Reflections on First Appointments” and that of 04.03.2005 “To Young Confreres who will request their first appointment in 2005”.

•  The vocation of Brothers in the Congregation should always be explained and recommended to young people who are interested in Spiritan Life as most of the works in our Mission Priorities can easily be done by Brothers (Torre D'Aguilha 6.16).

Need for Personnel

A. FOR CONFRERES GOING ON 1 ST APPOINTMENT

1. AFRICA AND THE ISLANDS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN

1.1 ANGLOPHONE WEST AFRICA

NIGERIA PROVINCE

Requests for personnel for the following works of the Province:

Onitsha Region: JPIC work in the Niger Delta area;

Okura Region: First evangelization, ministry to migrants, urban apostolate in Abuja;

Makurdi Region: Ministry to tribal groups and inter religious dialogue;

Ekiti Region: Work in the Niger Delta region of Warri where there is conflict with oil companies. Urban ministry in Lagos Archdiocese.

Need to live in community rather than single as has been the case till now School apostolate and vocations ministry

WEST AFRICAN PROVINCE

•  Ho Diocese, Volta Region, Ghana: Parish Ministry in Rural areas;

•  Kenema Diocese, Sierra Leone: Rural Parish ministry and 1 st evangelisation;

•  Makeni Diocese, Sierra Leone: Rural Parish Ministry;

•  Yendi Diocese, Ghana: 1 st Evangelisation;

•  Diocese of Obuasi, Ghana: a new parish in a rural area; a new parish in a suburban area;

•  Diocese of Goaso, Ghana: Parish work;

•  Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga, Ghana: a parish in an area of 1 st Evangelisation;

•  Archdiocese of Accra, Ghana: a new parish in a rural setting.

•  Other Apostolic Ministries:

•  Leadership and catechetical formation ministries in a pastoral centre in Obuasi Diocese, Ghana;

•  Working with street/out-of-school youth in Kumasi metropolis, in Ghana.

1.2 EAST AFRICAN REGION

EAST AFRICAN PROVINCE

Requests for personnel for the following ministries:

First Evangelisation in Maasai area;

HIV\AIDS ministry;

Youth and Urban ministry in Dar es Salaam, Kampala and Nairobi;

Refugee ministry in Kasulu, Kigoma Tanzania;

Urban and Youth ministry in St Mary's parish Morogoro Tanzania;

Dialogue with Islam in both Bagamoyo and Zanzibar;

Parish and urban ministry in Mbeya;

Another community in Archdiocese of Kisumu Kenya.

ETHIOPIA INTERNATIONAL GROUP

The International Group in Ethiopia works in two Regions, one group in the North (Gamo-Gofa) and the other in the South (Borana). The type of ministry in the Gamo-Gofa Region is joint-evangelisation with the Orthodox Church, whereas the Borana Region the confreres deal largely with first evangelisation. The Borana people are pastoralist and semi-nomadic people.

KENYA DISTRICT

First Evangelisation remains our great priority and need for personnel. The Pokot area has 4 Missions. Kositei, Barpello, Tangulbei and Tugomoi. Three of them have 2 priests. Kositei still has one with a student on PEP. There is definitely need for another.

There is great potential for further expansion in this very needy area. Two new Missions at Loruk and Rotu could be opened were personnel available.

The work of witness to Islam is also an old priority of the District. The Mission in the Diocese of Garissa is in this category. It is a difficult and remote work. Not easy to find volunteers to fill this need.

Mombasa is also a traditionally Muslin town.

This year we have returned to Mombasa and are in the process of opening a new Mission in the teeming population of the Likoni area. There is one man there. We will definitely need another in the very near future. This is an area where the possibility for vocation recruitment is very necessary.

The long Established Parishes run by Spiritans for decades also are in need of new personnel and remain a priority. We have five parishes in the Diocese of Nairobi. One is in the vast population of the Mukuru slum. Perhaps as much as 300,000 people in this parish. We have 3 priests there and they are very busy. Saint Austin's is the mother parish of all upcountry Catholic presence in Kenya. It is very important to our work in Kenya. There are 2 priests there. We must keep it at least 2 but 3 would be better. Kamarithu and Kilimambogo have one priest each. They definitely need another.

Machakos we have only one parish now and one priest. It is an area where very many vocations have come from. We must keep our presence there and need to post another man there when he is available.

In Education   we have a very long and glorious tradition in Kenya. This January we opened a new secondary school in the Barpello Mission of Pokot. This is a huge step forward in the field. Father McMahon the retired headmaster of Saint Mary's has volunteered to go there to give the school a good start.

1.3 FRANCOPHONE AND LUSOPHONE WEST AFRICA

CABO VERDE DISTRICT

Request for 2 or 3 confreres preferably from Lusophone country but confreres from other language groups will be most welcome.

FANO (North-West African Foundation)

Need for a confrere interested in Islam in Mauritania. Work with young people in Bissau and Conakry in Guinea Conakry and in Senegal someone to work in the parish and accompany young aspirants.

1.4 FRANCOPHONE CENTRAL AFRICA REGION

CONGO KINSHASA FOUNDATION

Needs confreres in the following places:

Diocese of Kongolo: 1 Confrere;

Diocese of Ma nono: 2 confreres;

Diocese of Kinshasa: 2 confreres;

Diocese of Lubumbashi: 2 confreres.

 

PAC (Central African Province)

The PAC is a young province consisting of 4 regions: Cameroon, Congo, Gabon/Equatorial Guinea and the Central African Republic. Since the last Chapter (July 2005), emphasis has been put on rural and urban missionary work. We are very aware of the challenges stemming from poverty and a lack of education. We have reiterated our commitment to the poor.

The PAC has identified the following needs:

In rural areas :

•  Cameroon: working with the Bakas (pygmies) in the east of the country, which is a priority of the region of Cameroon.

•  Congo: Reinforcements for the parish of Lekana where one confrere is working alone in a situation of first evangelisation.

•  RCA: urgent need of confreres for the rural areas – village communities, children and young people. There is a special need at Mpissa in the new diocese of Alindao where the Spiritan bishop is counting on our support.

•  Cameroon: first evangelisation in Ngamba Tikar.

•  Cameroon: two semi-rural parishes at Ombessa and Baliama.

•  Cameroon: the parish of Gueme – first evangelisation and contacts with other religions (traditional and Islam).

•  Congo: another confrere needed for the parish of Madingou in the diocese of Nkayi.

•  Gabon: two confreres needed to work in two parishes in the diocese of Mouila; opening of a new school.

Urban apostolate

•  Cameroon: Bertoua in the north. A parish has been offered to PAC, which includes work with secondary school children and basic communities. Three confreres are needed here.

•  RCA: The parish of Our Lady of Africa in Bangui. Formation work with young people and those in charge. Possibility of working with parish Caritas.

•  RCA: the possibility of returning to Bambari for work with young people in the parishes and street children.

1.5 INDIAN OCEAN

MADAGASCAR DISTRICT

Need for personnel in the following places in the district:

Diocese of Antsiranana;

Diocese of Fenerive East;

Diocese of Port-Berge;

Diocese of Mahajanga;

Diocese of Tananarive.

Community life is guaranteed for those coming and their religious community living is given priority.

MAURITIUS DISTRICT

Need for 2 or 3 confreres to be launched into the apostolate of inter religious dialogue and Spiritan spirituality.

1.6 LUSOPHONE SOUTH-WESTERN AFRICA

ANGOLA PROVINCE

With the return of peace and the request of our two confreres bishops (Benedito and Mbilingi) the Province wants: a) to reinitiate the reevangelisation of areas of the interior of the country which for more that 20 years didn't have any contact with missionaries; b) to give an answer to this request of the bishops and; c) to build up also the true communities in the parishes where many confreres are living alone. The need for a confrere for the Catechist School in Huila Mission, a Spiritan Brother for the trade school in Huila Mission, experienced confreres for classical pastoral work (for missions where the missionary need to be multipurpose because he has to attend to many sides of Christian and social life), a lay associate for development work.

1.7 SOUTH CENTRAL AFRICAN REGION

MALAWI INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Request for 2 confreres to help fill up the places vacated by one confrere going into formation in Zimbabwe, and the other to live with another confrere who is alone.

MOZAMBIQUE

Need for confreres to join the group to help strengthen the existing communities and form a fourth community.

SOUTH AFRICA

Need for more confreres in areas of first evangelisation.

ZAMBIA INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Request for personnel for pastoral ministry in Kazingula, Lusaka and Livingstone diocese.

ZIMBABWE DISTRICT

Most confreres are living alone in the parishes due to lack of personnel. Need to build up community spirit. Personnel is needed in the diocese of Mutare in the parishes of Marange, Florida, Nyanyadzi, Chipinge and Chimanimani.

In the diocese of Gokwe, which is a very remote area, there is an urgent need for 2 more confreres.

1.8 THE MAGHREB

ALGERIA INTERNATIONAL GROUP

During the ‘dark years' in this country, the Spiritan international group was reduced to two people because circumstances prevented any reinforcements. Over the last 3 years, we have started to build up again, thanks to the arrival of a confrere from Mauritania and others doing ‘stage' from WAP and Nigeria. There are now 7 confreres, which includes 4 confreres on stage, for 3 works: Sidi-Bel-Abbés, Mascara and Ghazaouet. If those on stage get a taste for this type of mission, it will be at least 6 years before they finish the necessary studies: 4 years of theology and 2 studying Islam and Arabic. Yet the three older confreres here are well into their sixties.

2. ASIA

PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP

At the general assembly of the group in 2005 which was attended by the Superior General and the correspondent for Pakistan, it was agreed that due to the nature of the country and the type of work engaged in by the confreres there should be 12 confreres in the group at each point in time. Presently they are 9 and one may leave again soon for personal reasons cutting the number down to 8 though they are expecting the one appointed last year to come but it does take some time. Personnel is therefore needed in their regular apostolate.

PHILIPPINES, ILIGAN COMMUNITY

It is obvious that they will begin formation by next year and they will put some of their men now in pastoral and prison ministry to take charge of formation. They hope as well to move into a new diocese with a view to having a place for the formation community that will begin from next year. Moreover they lost one confrere who went back to his province a few months ago.

TAIWAN, HSINCHU COMMUNITY

With the possibility of starting formation in Vietnam as well as the fact that it takes about 3 years before any first appointee starts work in Taiwan because of language learning and visa problems, it is necessary to get at least 2 more first appointments. Moreover the possibility of opening a mission in mainland China with the looming possibility that from 2010 some who have been in Taiwan for 12 and 13 years may be called back to their home province makes it more imperative that plans are made ahead of time for more personnel.

3. CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

GUADELOUPE DISTRICT

Request for 3 or 4 confreres from the Caribbean and Africa to help in the pastoral needs.

GUYANE DISTRICT

The District will have need of one or two confreres especially for the ministry of first evangelisation on the river Maroni, in compliance with the wish expressed by the bishop of Cayenne. It is a difficult ministry and physically demanding; a mastery of the French language is required and also the disposition to learn the ancillary language (bushi-tongo). Since the language and culture are of African origin, confreres from an African culture would be better prepared than others for work there. As almost all the young confreres there are Nigerian, it would be desirable to have more diversification and, if possible, to welcome confreres from other African circumscriptions or from the Antilles, preferably Francophone.

HAITI FOUNDATION

Need for 4 confreres for pastoral work in the parish, 2 confreres for Pont-Sonde, 1 for Furcy, 1 for Cote-Plage.

MEXICO INTERNATIONAL GROUP

The Spiritans in Mexico are engaged in working with indigenous communities on the periphery of Tampico and in the formation of future Spiritans. In relation to this they have recently taken on a new parish in the diocese of Tuxpan, not far from Tampico and also a parish on the periphery of Mexico City, the world's largest city where a house of formation for 1 st cycle students exists. Vocations work is also undertaken. The Spiritan group is very international and requests personnel for its combined works.

4. EUROPE

CROATIA INTERANATIONAL GROUP

Croatia, after 25 years, is now at a new point in its development. This year the second community will open in Osijek a city with many students. The Group is moving into student chaplaincy, hospital chaplaincy and especially mission animation and needs more personnel.

ENGLAND PROVINCE

Work with the marginalised in London. Work with young people in Salford, Manchester and at Carfin in Scotland: missionary animation, evangelisation, development of a community spirit, deepening of their spirituality. Work with asylum seekers, refugees, ethnic minorities and migrant workers. Someone interested in working with homeless people with drug and alcohol problems. Someone interested in social work who will be trained.

Just Youth: faith-building/catechesis/retreat work among young people in the Catholic Secondary Schools around Manchester – for possible expansion of this work to the community of Carfin in Scotland.

FRANCE

The Chapter of the Province chose 4 areas of priority need for personnel in 2007:

College of Blotzheim where there is need for a young confrere;

Auteuil-Bordeaux and Marseille where there is need to replace confreres and add to the communities;

Lorraine where there in need for a young confrere to help with the work of the poor and marginalised and help rejuvenate the community.

GERMANY Work with young people whether in the parish or in a college.

IRELAND PROVINCE

Requests for 2 confreres on first appointment for the priority works of the Province in Clondalkin, Justice and Peace programmes and pastoral ministry in Spiritan Colleges.

PORTUGAL PROVINCE

Requests for a young confrere from Portuguese speaking country for first appointment to the Province for its works.

SPAIN PROVINCE

Work of missionary and vocational awareness in the communities of Madrid and of Córdoba. Pastoral work in the parishes of Madrid and Pedrezuela.

5. NORTH AMERICA

TRANS CANADA

Requests for 2 first appointments: one for chaplaincy in the Libermann High School; and the other from Poland as support for the one Polish confrere on first appointment.

USA WEST PROVINCE

Pastoral ministry in the parishes of St. Joseph's Conway, AK; Our Lady of the Valley, Hemet, CA. Good knowledge of Spanish required in Conway and Hemet as there is a large Latino community.

6. OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Need for 2 confreres for Aboriginal ministry.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA INTERNATIONAL GROUP

First evangelisation in a young Church in a developing country. The international team (Nigeria, IOF) will need sustained and regular reinforcement. Justice and Peace; Inculturation of the Gospel. Challenges abound in a mixture of primitive conditions, invasive technology and danger of exploitation. There is need for older and more experienced confreres. Confreres from other circumscriptions are welcome.

7. SOUTH AMERICA

ALTO JURUA

Need for 2 confreres in this mission which is a typical mission of Amazonia.

AMAZONIA DISTRICT (Brazil)

Recently Amazonia has had many changes and the Spiritan presence has decreased because some confreres have been recalled by their provinces of origin. The District has made a big effort to make it possible for all to live as religious Spiritans in community, such that it is now the rule. Due to the distances involved missionary work demands long journeys on the rivers. The diocese does not yet have its own local clergy. There is a need for confreres to work in parishes, the formation of the laity and the local clergy and in the animation of a centre for spirituality. The Spiritan group is small, international, united and in need of more personnel.

BOLIVIA

This is a project of the Union of Circumscriptions of Latin America. There is need for more personnel in the group.

BRAZIL PROVINCE

Work with poor migrants in the north-east of Brazil, on the margins of Sao Paul and Rio de Janeiro and other big cities. The greater majority of these people are of negro and indigenous origins, without access to formal education, who live on the edges of the big cities – in favelas or precarious dwellings. Evangelization done through Christian Basic Communities. Thinking about the future of the Congregation in Brazil, pastoral work is done in the perspective of promoting Spiritan vocations (the common project of the Latin-American circumscriptions).

Parishes in the peripheries of San Paulo and Rio: youth, favelas , social involvement, etc.

BRAZIL SOUTH-WEST

Need for personnel for works in the periphery of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

B. FOR EXPERIENCED CONFRERES

1. AFRICA AND THE ISLANDS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN

1.1 ANGLOPHONE WEST AFRICA

NIGERIA PROVINCE

Need for experienced personnel for formation in the different levels of formation.

WEST AFRICAN PROVINCE

Formation ministry in Goaso Diocese, Ghana.

Education:

•  Spiritan project: start a vocational/technical school in a Spiritan Parish in Ghana;

•  In the Diocese of Goaso also, Bishop wants Spiritans to engage in educational projects.

1.2 EAST AFRICAN REGION

EAST AFRICAN PROVINCE

Need for experienced confreres for formation and education.

KENYA DISTRICT

Education

Our history in Kenya is steeped in education. The list of schools founded and maintained by Spiritans is very long. Our past students are in high positions in Church and State: the President of Kenya, the Vice-President, The Archbishops of Nairobi and Mombasa, to mention just a few. St. Mary's, Nairobi, is one of our flagships. We are no longer in administration but we are asked to continue as full time chaplain/teachers. We have one Holy Ghost Father at present. Another is badly needed.

We are now involved in the establishment of education facilities in East Pokot. A secondary school is at present under construction. This would be an ideal posting for a Holy Ghost chaplain/teacher/administrator. The people there cry out for education after years of neglect. It is truly a missionary situation.

1.3 FRANCOPHONE AND LUSOPHONE WEST AFRICA

FANO (North-West African Foundation)

Guinea-Conakry: An assistant director of novices needed.

Guinea Bissau: Education ministry.

Senegal: Experienced confrere for formation work in philosophy house.

1.4 FRANCOPHONE CENTRAL AFRICA REGION

CONGO KINSHASA FOUNDATION

Diocese of Lubumbashi: 1 confrere for formation;

Scholasticate Msgr. Gustave Bouve in Kolwezi: A formator or professor from another circumscription.

PAC (Central African Foundation)

Congo: The bishop of the diocese of Kinkala is asking the Spiritans to return, especially to Mayama, where our deceased confrere Jean Guth was working.

Gabon: a confrere with at least 10 years of ministerial experience who is interested in the new technology of communications, who is also good at management and directing development projects. He will be working in a team responsible for development projects.

RCA: a confrere is needed to work with the director of the postulancy at Bangui.

1.5 INDIAN OCEAN

INDIAN OCEAN FOUNDATION

Need for formators. The formation programme is stretched over the three islands: Mauritius (Novitiate), Reunion (first cycle), and Madagascar (postulants and second cycle).

MADAGASCAR DISTRICT

We need experienced confreres to assist as Formators in the house of Theology (Foyer Laval) and Postulancy (Foyer Brottier).

1.6 LUSOPHONE SOUTH-WESTERN AFRICA

ANGOLA PROVINCE

The urgent need for personnel for formation continues.

1.7 SOUTH CENTRAL AFRICAN REGION

MALAWI INTERNATIONAL GROUP

There is also a request for work of formation for Spiritan candidates.

MOZAMBIQUE INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Needs experienced confreres to balance with youth and open 4 th community in Beira.

SCAF (South-Central African Foundation)

Formators and teachers of Philosophy.

ZAMBIA INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Experienced personnel is needed for formation.

ZIMBABWE DISTRICT

An experienced formator is needed for the postulancy.

1.8 THE MAGHREB

ALGERIA INTERNATIONAL GROUP

We would like to have 2 confreres, around 40-50 years old, who are attracted to the specific character of this mission – an evangelical presence in a totally Muslim environment. They would help to give stability and continuity to the group. If necessary, the group would be ready to receive them temporarily and “ad experimentum”. A confrere on first appointment would also be very welcome.

2. ASIA

TAIWAN, HSINCHU COMMUNITY

Pastoral work will involve a rather long language course. Varied pastoral needs: first evangelisation in the Chinese society, in-depth encounter with various churches and religions present in Taiwan (especially Buddhism), work with migrants and with youth, prison ministry, formation of catechists, contact with aboriginal groups hardly touched by evangelisation, parish ministry.

VIETNAM

Need for 2 experienced confreres to join the new mission in Vietnam.

3. CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

GUADELOUPE

An experienced confrere ready to work in the riverrine areas.

HAITI FOUNDATION

A professor of Maths for St Martial; a professor of History of the Church for Formation.

4. EUROPE

FRANCE

St. Pierre and Miquelon: need for experienced confreres.

5. NORTH AMERICA

USA EAST PROVINCE

Duquesne University:

Staff and service personnel with appropriate training and experience. These more specific service categories may prove helpful:

•  Faculty: Liberal Arts (theology, languages, philosophy, social sciences, etc.). Business Administration, Continuing Education, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Music, Natural and Environmental Sciences, and Pharmacy;

•  Student Services: General student activity support, counselling and advertisement; mentoring international and minority students, etc;

•  Academic Services: National and international admissions, counselling, computer specialisation, etc;

•  Campus Ministry: Liturgical services, scripture study, retreats, counselling, mentoring service trips, e.g., Appalachia, Haiti, Tanzania, etc.

Confreres who could contribute to the work of the university in one or more of the above services are welcome.

6. OCEANIA

PAPUA NEW GUINEA INTERNATIONAL GROUP

A need for formators.

7. SOUTH AMERICA

ALTO JURUA DISTRICT (Brazil)

The bishop also requests our immediate help in the running of the major diocesan seminary where about 15 Spiritan students undertake their studies. Local clergy are still insufficient.

For a more exact knowledge of the situation and the mission of different circumscriptions of the Congregation, one may also consult the Superior General's report presented at the last General Chapter of Torre d'Aguilha. This report is available on the Generalate website: http//mission-cssp.pcn.net (user name: cssp; password: 02021852).

 
 

 

DOCUMENTS FROM THE GENERAL COUNCIL


Missionary Priorities

TRAINING OF SPECIALISTS IN SPIRITAN SPIRITUALITY


Some precisions regarding the election of a Superior of a Circumscription or a Superior of a Region


To Superiors of circumscriptions and those in charge of second-cycle formation communities


To all confreres to whom the Superior General, with the consent of his Council, has given a first appointment


Superiors of Circumscriptions Directors of Houses of Formation


Some Precisions Regarding the Election of a Superior of a Circumscription and a Superior of a Region


EGC Rome , 2008 PROVISIONAL AGENDA


Preparation for the next Enlarged General Council


THE NATURE AND THE WORKING OF AN ENLARGED GENERAL COUNCIL (EGC)


MEMBERS OF THE ENLARGED GENERAL COUNCIL

 

 

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