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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7 May in Spiritan Anniversaries

Senegal May, 1919: As soon as the war is over, Mgr. Jala-bert contacts Père Daniel Brottier in Paris to re-launch the plan, first formulated in 1912, to build a ca-thedral for Dakar in memory of all the dead of franco-phone Africa.

Gabon May, 1941: Three Spiritan sisters die of yellow fever at Mayumba.

Zimbabwe 1995: The foundation mass is celebrated in Gokwe where two confreres – Frs J. Uche and A. Njoku will open a mission for the first time. The Bishop of the Diocese, M.D. Bhasera, is present.

C.S.Sp. 1995: The 5th Enlarged General Council is held at Dakar in Senegal. There are 51 Spiritans present.