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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27 May in Spiritan Anniversaries

C.S.Sp. 1703: “Messire Claude-François Poullart des Places, in the year one thousand, seven hundred and three, on the Feast of Pen-tecost, while still only an aspirant to the ecclesiastical state, began the establishment of the so-called Community and Seminary conse-crated to the Holy Spirit, under the invocation of the of Holy Virgin conceived without sin”. (From an old register of Spiritan archives, copied in ‘Gallia Christiana‘).

Central African Foundation 1998: The General Council decides, after discussions at Kribi in Cameroon, that the four founding districts of the FAC should work towards a fusion to be known as the “Province of Central Africa.”