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The Spiritans: Home

A CRRA subject guide

Welcome to this CRRA subject guide on the Spiritans, more formally known as the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. They are also known as the "Holy Ghost Fathers." This guide will help you to research its founder, Claude Poullart des Places, and the congregation's history, charism, and mission. It will also guide you to resources on Francis Liebermann, known as the "second founder" of the congregation, as well as other well-known Spiritans of the past.

Center for Spiritan Studies

Click the image on the left to visit the Center for Spiritan Studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Spiritan Resources at CRRA Institutions

Below are direct links to rare and important digitized collections from CRRA Libraries.

Find Books in the Catholic Portal

Click a link below to find all items under that subject heading in the Catholic Portal.

Find Well-Known Spiritans in the Portal

Click a link below to find all materials by and about these famous Spiritans.