Congregation & Heritage
One spirit, One Heart
Congregation and Heritage News & Features
25th Jubilee of Profession
- September 28, 2020
2019 Jubilarians Saturday, 8th June 2019
The Provincial's Office
Latest News from Provincial’s Office
- A Welcome from the Provincial
- Latest Update from Spiritan Provincial Fr. Martin Kelly C.S.Sp.
- Arising from the COVID-19 crisis, our Annual Raffle which was due to be held in Summer 2020 has had to be postponed until further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience.
- Our Missions Overseas Kenya – An insight from Fr. Brendan Carr C.S.Sp.
Welcome to Our Website
Welcome to our Irish Spiritan website. I hope you will find it a worthwhile visit. Of the 56 countries around the globe in which Spiritans minister Irish Province members work in fifteen of them. In Ireland, though we have been involved mainly in education, we are also responsible for four parishes in Dublin Archdiocese as well as assisting in fifteen other parishes throughout the country. Hospital chaplaincy has always been a significant part of our work, especially in the last few decades. In 1999 SPIRASI was set up,...
Our Founder & the Origins of the Spiritans
Claude Poullart des Places
From privilege to poverty, the life of Spiritan founder Claude Francis Poullart des Places is an inspiring tale of transformation through the Holy Spirit.
In 1679, Claude was born into wealth and status as the son of a French aristocrat. He lived during the reign of Louis XIV and enjoyed the lavish lifestyle of a nobleman. His early education was with the Jesuits, which laid the foundation for his later entry into the seminary...
Venerable Fr. Francis Libermann had a most remarkable journey of faith. It culminated in 1848 when Libermann brought new personnel and a renewed spiritual energy to the Spiritans that transformed the Congregation. Libermann is considered to be our “second founder.” He was born into an orthodox Jewish family in the Alsace region of France in 1802, and given the name Jacob. Jacob Libermann’s father was a rabbi, and Jacob
Spiritan Mission Resource & Heritage Center
Spiritan Heritage & Archives
The archives of the Irish Spiritan Province (the Province) are held in the Spiritan Heritage & Archive Centre in Kimmage Manor. The Centre wishes to encourage and nourish the flourishing of the Spiritan charism, and to increase awareness / understanding of the Province’s missionary tradition, past and present. The archives are collections of documents, DVDs, films, memorabilia, photographs and videos selected for permanent preservation because of their value as a source for research, historical or other.
‘GLOWING EMBERS’ focuses on the work of the Heritage and Archive Centre and features some aspects of research and scholarship in progress. It is released on an annual basis, and we have archived here each publication since 2015.
‘GLOWING EMBERS’ – the live cinders for new fires evoking ‘gríosach’ as in the old Irish tradition.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh siad go léir!
Spiritan (Holy Ghost) Missionaries are remembered where they are buried. They are buried in many different places, often in their mission countries. Those who died in Ireland are buried in: Kimmage, Deans Grange, Rockwell, Blackrock, Dardistown, Shanganagh and a small number in parish cemeteries throughout Ireland.
May all those remembered in this Spiritan Memorial Chapel reap the rich rewards of their labours in heaven.
Vocation ~ Listening to God’s Call
How is God Calling You to
Live Your Life?
We often talk about vocation as someone giving his / her life to the service of others. Vocation is about a call and invitation. Jesus called his disciples by inviting them to come and follow him. But this call and invitation is often the result of a questioning about one’s life or a desire to do something worthwhile with it.
Steps in the Discernment Process
If you are at this stage of questioning or feel called to follow Christ as part of the Spiritan family, you may consider talking it over with a Spiritan priest. To this end you are advised to make contact with Fr. Paddy Moran C.S.Sp. Fr. Paddy, who worked for over a decade in the areas of pastoral and prison ministry in Ethiopia. is currently appointed on mission in Ireland...