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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18 January in Spiritan Anniversaries

St. Pierre & Miquelon 1767: Mgr Julien Becquet, is made Prefect Apostolic of St. Pierre et Miquelon, Préfet apostolique de St Pierre & Miquelon. He is suc-ceeded by 13 other Prefects up until 1970.

Mauritania 1779 : L’Abbé Glicourt (Spiritan) is made Prefect Apostolic of Saint-Louis in Senegal.

Gambia 1848 : Arrival of the first two permanent priests in Bathurst: Frs. Ronarc (French) and Warlop (Belgian). They were sent from the Dakar mission by Bishop Aloysius Kob”s.

Senegal 1849 : The mission of Our Lady of Gambia is started.