Welcome to the site of the Ugandan Spiritans of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the Protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Congregation of the Holy Spirit was founded in France by Claude Poullart des Places, by then a young seminarian aged 24, on Pentecost Sunday, May 26, 1703. His original intention was to train poor seminarians both spiritually and morally and also provide them with material support. As priests he wanted them to work among the most neglected in the Lord’s vineyard. This humble beginning developed into an international Congregation of more than 2,968 members working in more that 65 countries.



School Ministry in Kambuga Parish


Spiritans in Uganda are working at Mulago Parish, Mulago Chaplaincy in Kampala Archdiocese, Kambuga Parish,  Nyamirama Parish in Kabale Diocese and Comboni Polytechnic in Moroto Diocese

The Spiritans arrived in Uganda in 1983. Their main ministry was centered around Mulago parish and Mulago hospital chaplaincy in Kampala Archdiocese. The first Uganda Spiritans belonged to the East African Province (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda). The Spiritans arrived in East Africa at Zanzibar in 1863 and then Bagamoyo on the coast of Tanzania in 1868. On October 2, 2008, the Uganda Foundation of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit was created by the Superior General. By 2009, the foundation is comprised of 25 members.



With the above vision, our mission is to be at the service of the marginalized. So far, we are engaged in HIV/AIDS ministry, educating school drop out girls, educating deaf children and ministering the sick especially at Mulago Hospital. The experience we have acquired in ministering these marginalized people will be of great value wherever we will be called upon to do ministry.

More than half of the population of Uganda is below the age of 18. Our mission is to work among the youth not only to get vocations from them to Religious life, but also to instill in them Christian moral values so that they may be good citizens. Our mission will also involve interreligious dialogue especially with other Christian families.


The vision of the Ugandan Spiritans is not different from the charism of the Congregation. It is “to go to peoples, groups and individuals who have not yet heard the message of the Gospel or who have scarcely heard it, to those whose needs are the greatest, and to the oppressed.” (Spiritan Rule of Life 4).

We invite you to explore who we are and what we are about. We invite you to share our vision and journey, to be at the service of the most marginalized in God’s vineyard. “I was hungry you gave me food…” (Mtt 25:35). Through this web, we invite you to respond to the promptings of the Spirit who is leading us to serve in God's vineyard.
 Sick Ministry, Mulago Hospital