Priests & Brothers



“As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world, and for their sake I consecrate myself so that they too may be consecrated in truth.”

- John 17:18-19

Priests & Brothers

“We are a Roman Catholic Religious Congregation founded in 1703. Over 300 years on, over 3000 professed and lay Spiritans, drawn from all continents, today carry out their mission of evangelization in more than 60 countries throughout the world”


The British province have in total 48 professed members, 31 of whom are of British origin and 17 appointed to the province from other circumscriptions in the Congregation.

The age profile has been impressive, with 35.4% of the province within the 65 – 80 age range and 33.3% under 50.

These dynamics have enabled the province to expand its mission works and assume an international, intercultural identity.

We, Spiritans, are a religious congregation, comprising clerics and consecrated laymen. Spiritan brothers are consecrated laymen who make vows but do not choose ordination.

They develop professional and technical skills such as medicine, teaching, social sciences and communications which are critical mission works and projects everywhere in the world.

Br. John Fidelis Holme, 83, who passed away in 2011, was one of our province’s examples of commitment to the consecrated life as a brother.