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 November in Spiritan Anniversaries

Congo 1958: In opposition to the wishes of the Archbishop of Brazzaville, Mgr. Bernard, L’Abbé Fulbert Youlou becomes the President of the Republic.

Haiti 1990: Père Jean-Yves Urfié gathers together a group of Haitian journalists and starts the first weekly newspaper in Creole.

Australia 1992: The Spiritans seek a presence in New South Wales and Bishop Bede Heather of Parramatta Dio-cese offers them the parish of St Monica. They also take on St Cecilia’s parish, Port Hedland, in Western Australia.

Germany 1992: The beginning of the European project at Rostock in the former East Germany.