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Spiritan Horizons Chronicles Topics Relevant to Spiritan Charism

Spiritan HorizonsSpiritan Horizons is a journal of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit and Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, Pittsburgh. Published annually, the Journal is edited by Dr. James Chukwuma Okoye, C.S.Sp., Director of the Center for Spiritan Studies at Duquesne University.

Written by Br. Phung Manh Tien, C.S.Sp., who is currently doing theological studies in Manila, Philippines, the essay explores what it means for our Congregation to be consecrated to the Holy Spirit.

Br. Phung Manh Tien, C.S.Sp.

Br. Phung Manh Tien, C.S.Sp.’s essay, “The Holy Spirit in Spiritan Life,” won the 2016 competition among Spiritans in formation worldwide and is included in the Fall 2017 Spiritan Horizons Journal.

Following is an excerpt from Br. Tien’s article.

“In the Year of Consecrated Life (2015), Pope Francis asked all Catholics to pray that religious priests, sisters, and brothers would ‘wake up the world’ through their joyful witness of life. To¬†fruitfully ‘wake up the world,’ Spiritans must first be ‘awake’ – we cannot give to others what we do not have.

We must have personally experienced the transforming power of the Gospel, the wellspring of our words and actions, and then only are we able to bring God to others.

Among the numerous and varied vocations in the church which the Holy Spirit inspires, we participate in the mission of Christ by evangelizing the poor. ‘We live out our mission in willing obedience to the Holy Spirit, taking Mary as our model.’ (Spiritan Rule of Life 5)”

Read the full article, plus more than a dozen others, in the Fall 2017 Spiritan Horizons.