About the Spiritans


We are a Roman Catholic Religious Congregation of nearly three thousand members, founded in 1703. Our missions are spread worldwide. While we may be found involved in many diverse ministries, we have dedicated ourselves to working with the poor and in those situations where the Church has difficulty in finding ministers.

One Heart. One Spirit.

  • We seek first to allow the Spirit to transform us in our heart and soul
  • We are open to the Spirit alive in others
  • We go and share the Spirit wherever people are suffering

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28 March in Spiritan Anniversaries

Guadeloupe 1858: Four Sisters of Saint-Paul de Chartres go to the camp of Désirade for lepers. Sr. Elisa Bri”re will work there for the next 35 years.

France 1860: The first edition of The Messenger of St. Jo-seph, the bulletin of the Archconfraternity of St. Jo-seph. It continues to this day.

Germany 1900: The Provincial of Germany, Père Acker, ac-quires the house at Saverne in which François Libermann was born.

East Africa 1900: The first adult Kikuyu baptism in Kenya.