Spiritan News

Spiritan Novitiate Opens in Chicago, Illinois

The new Formation House

We are pleased to announce that the Novitiate for the Spiritans U.S. Province officially opened on August 3, 2018!

Located in the newly purchased formation house in Hyde Park, just three blocks from our parish, St. Ambrose, the novitiate is now ready to receive Spiritans-in-formation.

With plenty of rooms, a carriage house, and a lovely yard for vegetable and flower gardens, the formation house will provide a serene retreat where novices can live in community, immerse themselves in Spiritan charism, and grow in their spiritual journeys.

Matt Broeren makes his oblation.

The first novice to reside there is Matt Broeren, who made his oblation as a novice on August 3. He will be joined in the coming months by a novice from Poland, Kamil Bejgier.

Fr. Chris Promis, C.S.Sp., will serve as director of the novitiate, and Fr. Barney Kelly will soon join the community as associate director.

The Intercommunity Novitiate program will begin on September 4, with fall and spring semesters.

Fr. Chris Promis, C.S.Sp., and Matt Broeren

We ask for your prayers as we begin this year and intend to keep you posted as the year progresses.

For more information on becoming a Spiritan, visit http://www.spiritans.org/path-to-spiritan-life/.