Today in Spiritan Anniversaries

24 July

East Africa 1862: The Spiritans take on responsibility for East Africa and Zanzibar.

USA 1897: Official opening of a clerical noviciate at Cornwells Heights, near Philadelphia, with about ten novices. The house also serves as a senior seminary and from 1905 as a junior seminary. It is now a pre-paratory school.

C.S.Sp. 1938: Opening of the 10th General Chapter (24-31 July) with 68 capitulants and 4 observers. Mgr. Le Hunsec is re-elected Superior General. The Chap-ter accepts modifications to the Constitutions and approves the General Customary of the Congregation.

C.S.Sp. 1950: Opening of the 11th General Chapter (July 24-5 August) with 82 capitulants. Fr. Francis Griffin of the Irish Province is elected the 17th Superior General of the Congregation.

C.S.Sp. 1962: Opening of the 12th General Chapter of the Congregation at Chevilly (July 24-August 13) with 75 capitulants. Mgr. Marcel Lefebvre is elected the 18th. Superior General of the Congregation.