At the last Enlarged General Council, Fr. Pat Palmer presented the history of Spiritan presence and mission in Asia and particularly in Viet-nam and India. We have collected his testimony.
26th June 2016, the Spiritans celebrated the 50th anniversary of presence in Clivo di Cinna. The Superior General, J. Fogarty, presided at the open air Mass in the front garden. Also present were two former Superiors General, Pierre Haas and Franz Timmermanns as well as the following former General Councilors : Msgr. Sergio Castriani, Msgr. Rogath Kimaryo and Msgr. Peter Marzinkowski, Bernardo Bongo, Jeronimo Kahinga, Bernard Kelly, François Nicolas, Godfrey Odigbo and Frans Wijnen.
Following morning prayer at 7.30am and breakfast at 8.00am, the delegates gathered again at 9.00am to consider the issue of the rationalization of 2nd Cycle formation as mandated by the General Chapter at Bagamoyo. The Coordinator for Formation on the General Council, B. Ukwuije, introduced the topic. F. Mallya presented a powerpoint presentation of the recently published statistics on Spiritan formation houses throughout the Congregation in terms of 2nd Cycle formation.
Rome – 20 June 2016
DAY OF RECOLLECTION
Following a word of welcome to the delegates, the Superior General, Fr. Fogarty, introduced the speaker at this Day of Recollection – Fr. Michael Brehl CSsR, Superior General of the Redemptorists, himself an alumnus of Neil McNeil Spiritan High School, Toronto, Canada.