Our Spiritan Vocation


The Spiritan life is a call by the Father and “set apart” (Acts 13:2) to follow Jesus and to announce the Good News of the Kingdom.

We respond to this call in a religious missionary institute, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

We draw inspirations from the charisms of our Founders: Claude Poullart des Places and Francis Libermann.

At the core of the Spiritan vocation is the “apostolic life”, the life of love and of holiness lived by Jesus Christ in order to save and sanctify people. To live this apostolic life in Christ’s footsteps, our consecration includes three essential dimensions:

  • the proclamation of the Good News
  • the practice of the evangelical counsels – poverty, chastity and obedience
  • life in a fraternal and praying community