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 March in Spiritan Anniversaries

Libermann 1840: François Libermann, who has been in Rome since the beginning of January and is now abandoned by Maxime de la Bruni”re, submits his seven-page Memorandum on Foreign Missions to Mgr. Cadolini, the secretary of the Propaganda Fide.

Central African Republic 1938:Mgr. Grandin, now Vicar Apostolic, consecrates the new cathedral and ordains his first priest, l’Abbé Barthélémy Boganda. The western part of the Vicariat (Berbérati, Bozoum and Doba) is given over to French and Italian Capu-chins expelled from Ethiopia.

Senegal 1958: Dakar replaces Saint-Louis as the capital of Senegal.

Central African Foundation 1993: Start of the first Chapter of the Foundation. The headquarters is fixed at Libreville.