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
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.
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
SPIRITANS IN UGANDA