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 November in Spiritan Anniversaries

Senegal 1903: Daniel Brottier arrives at Saint-Louis. He starts several new pastoral initiatives- work with young people, a youth band, conferences and cinema. He also starts the first francophone African newspaper in 1906, entitled “L’Echo de Saint-Louis”.

TransCanada 1991: Brottier House, a place of welcome for refugees, is opened in Toronto.

Cape Verde 1991: The Golden Jubilee of the Spiritan pres-ence in the islands. The present District house is opened at Praia. There is a junior seminary in the house at Praia, from which the students go to classes at the local secondary school. It is also the centre for vocations work.

Belgium 1991: The Provincialate is transferred to Gentinnes and the bursar’s office to Nijlen.