About the Spiritans

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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 June in Spiritan Anniversaries

Portugal 1980: The death at Torre d’Aguilha of Moisés Alves de Pinho, Archbishop emeritus of Luanda. As Provincial, he had done much to restore the Province before he was appointed Bishop of Angola and the Congo in 1932.

Canada 1980: An international noviciate is set up at Farnham.

Puerto Rico 1987: Luis Aponte, Archbishop of San Juan, presides at the mass when the first Group of the Foundation is being sent out to the mission in Brazil.

Central African Foundation 1989: The first general assembly of the FAC as an autonomous circumscrip-tion. It no longer depends on the superiors of the founding districts.