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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18 December in Spiritan Anniversaries

Poullart 1706: Claude Poullart des Places receives the sub-diaconate.

Holy Heart of Mary 1842: L’Abbé Desgenettes, the parish priest of Notre Dames des Victoires in Paris, informs Bishop Barron about François Libermann and the newly-formed Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Heart of Mary.

Senegal 1845: Land is bought for the mission of Dakar (on the site of the present town hall). As it is on the mainland and not on the island of Gorée, it is outside the jurisdiction of the Priests of the Holy Spirit.

TransCanada 2000: After 22 years as the District of Ontario and 24 years as the Province of TransCanada, the Spiritans of the circumscription are thankful for the past and look to the future with hope.