Today in Spiritan Anniversaries

26 May

Senegal 1901: Mgr. Kunemann is ordained bishop by Mgr. Le Roy on Pentecost Sunday. The Vicariat now has 35 Spiritans priests and 22 brothers, 6 Se-negambian seculars, and 127 sisters from different congregations. There are 20 mission stations in all.

C.S.Sp. 1918: Pope Benedict XV signs the decree for the introduction of the cause of Jacques Laval.

Makurdi 1930: The German Spiritans arrive in the Be-nue area of Nigeria to start evangelisation. The Prefect Apostolic is Mgr. Philip Winterle.

Angola 1985: Death at Malanje of Jean-Etienne Wozniak (France) aged 29, who had been in Angola for only one year. He and John Kingston (Ireland) ran into an ambush as they approached the mission of Kiwaba.