Novena to The Holy Spirit

The abbreviated version is available in English and Spanish , and booklet form comes in English, Spanish and Vietnamese versions.

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St.Basil Coffee

Saint Basil Coffee is a Catholic non-profit organization whose profits go to help Catholic missions by promoting social justice and support for the poor and displaced. We offer you the opportunity to make an online purchase of certified “fair trade” coffee—coffee beans purchased at higher than world market prices to help small farmers save their farms and provide for their families.

“Spirit ’n’ Coffee with St-Basil”

Spiritans have a long standing tradition of promoting coffee production and cooperatives for small holder farmers in developing countries as diverse as Reunion, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania and Puerto Rico.

Aware of the multiple benefits of buying and serving Fair Trade Coffee, we have established a relationship with St. Basil’s Coffee as a social justice initiative which not only benefits local coffee growers but also Spiritan missionary projects today .

All coffee purchased from the Spiritan website benefits the Spiritan Congregation mission projects.
Clicking below on our coffee logo will take you to the Saint Basil Coffee website for more information and for ordering.

On the first checkout page there is a block for entering the group code “SPIRIT” so that your purchase can be credited to the U.S. Spiritans and their missions. Approximately 25% of the purchase price will be returned to the Spiritan Congregation.

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– Just a cup of coffee could make a difference to many people’s lives –

A touch of SPIRITAN HISTORY with Coffee for the Missions:

In the 19th century, the French Spiritan Fathers of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit introduced Arabica coffee seedlings from Reunion Island into Tanzania in 1877 (Fr. Antoine Horner) and  subsequently to Kilimanjaro and then Kenya in 1893.
Later, US Province Spiritans also facilitated the establishment of coffee cooperatives in Puerto Rico. 

COFFEE_Bagamoyo_1877– Photo 1883 – Mission of Bagamoyo, Tanganyika, today Tanzania:
coffee was introduced to Eastern Africa by Father Antoine Horner (1827-1880) [-Photo-] in 1877.

Fr. Antoine Horner imported coffee in Bagamoyo in 1876More History on Fr. A. Horner (once in the slideshow, click on right [Forward] or left [Backward]) of slide.

Gregorian Chants

Lucien Deiss

Father Lucien Deiss, C.S.Sp. was a pastor, liturgist, author, lecturer, Scripture scholar and composer. A member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, he was heavily involved in the liturgical reform of the Lectionary during Vatican II and was a member of the Concilium on Liturgy.

He was a specialist in biblical exegesis and he formerly occupied the Chair of Sacred Scripture and Dogmatic Theology at the Grand Scholasticat des Peres du Saint-Esprit in Paris. Father Deiss served as a member of the Committee for the French Ecumenical Bible and was formerly liturgical editor of the magazine Assemblee Novelle.

As a missionary priest, he gave retreats and worked with the poor in several nations of the world, including Africa, Haiti and Taiwan, for many years. Father Deiss passed away on October 9, 2007 at age 86.

Ave Maria

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