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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4 July in Spiritan Anniversaries

Congo 1887: Foundation of the mission of Brazzaville by Pères Prosper Augouard, Georges Schmitt and Frère Savinien Weckmann. Five years later, work is begun on the cathedral.

Rome July, 1927: Following the condemnation of the ideas of Action Fran”aise by Pius XI, Père Henri Le Floch is withdrawn as Rector of the French Seminary in re-sponse to a personal request by the Pope.

Brazil SW 1967: By July 1967, the group has become a District and Fr John Jordan has succeeded in getting nine contiguous parishes in the dioceses of Mar’lia, Presidente Prudente and Lins. These parishes are seen as feeders for the new seminary opened in Adamantina for aspirants to our Congregation.

C.S.Sp. 1967: The remains of François Libermann are transferred from the grounds of Chevilly to the chapel of rue Lhomond.