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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23 August in Spiritan Anniversaries

Switzerland 1857: Père Jean-Baptiste Dupraz (1833-1870), the first Swiss Spiritan, makes his religious profession. He is buried at Sainte-Marie de Libreville in Gabon.

Malawi 1970: An appeal for help from the Archbishop to the Irish Provincial Chapter is favourably received.

Makurdi 1970: Fr. James Akor, the first Tiv priest, is ordained by Bishop Donal Murray.

France 1996: The Superior General, Père Pierre Schouver, begins his first visit to Taiwan.