On November 11, 2018, the White Rose Ball—an annual event benefiting the American Gold Star Mothers and sponsored by the brothers of Sigma Nu fraternity—was held at Duquesne University. This organization is close to the heart of our own Fr. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., who lost his brother in service to our country. Learn more about AGSM in this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=N31yKMeK-eM&feature=youtu.be... See MoreSee Less
The cooperative relationship of the Spiritans and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament dates back well over 100 years. Katherine Drexel had contact with the Holy Ghost Fathers from the time of her early novitiate formation in Pittsburgh. In Philadelphia she was instrumental in the Fathers obtaining a tract of land just a mile from her own center in Corwells Heights. That property is now the site of Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, PA.
The remains of St. Katharine Drexel, the founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, will be transferred from the crypt under the chapel of St. Elizabeth Convent, the congregation’s Bensalem motherhouse, in the coming weeks to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.
The transfer is precipitated by the decision of the sisters to sell the property because of declining numbers of the order.
The remains of St. Katharine Drexel, the founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, will be transferred from the crypt under the chapel of St. Elizabeth Convent, the congregation’s Bensalem mother-house, in the coming weeks to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.even more people will be exposed to her extraordinary life and example.” (pictured rendering of shrine) ... See MoreSee Less
Armistice Day. 136 Spiritans lost their lives during the First World War and many others were injured and maimed for life. Spiritans have been present in many of the armed conflicts the world has known over the past three centuries and even today Spiritans continue to be present to countless peoples living in situations of violence and conflict. The town of Chevilly Larue, just outside Paris, is the location of the "Séminaire des Missions" of the French Spiritan Province. On its memorial to its war dead the town lists the 54, mainly young Spiritan students studying in the seminary who never returned from the war.... ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to the United States Province website of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, a Catholic religious Congregation whose mission for over 300 years has been to evangelize to the poor and marginalized, globally.
Congregation of the Holy Spirit Province of the United States
6230 Brush Run Rd.
Bethel Park, PA 15102-2214