Daughters of the Holy Spirit

We are an international Catholic religious congregation, moved by the Spirit of Jesus at work in the world.
As a spiritual family and with others, we seek to respond to the needs of the peoples among whom we live.

Marie Balavenne

Reborn

Reborn

When I arrived in Elven, a French commune in the Morbihan department in the Brittany region, I expressed my desire to do the "Renaitre" course at the Penboc'h Spirituality Centre. What a gift for me, for my life as a religious Daughter of the Holy Spirit! This...

Reborn

When I arrived in Elven, a French commune in the Morbihan department in the Brittany region, I expressed my desire to do the "Renaitre" course at the Penboc'h Spirituality Centre. What a gift for me, for my life as a religious Daughter of the Holy Spirit! This spiritual centre in Brittany is made up of 2 Jesuits, 2 nuns and 1 lay person. The aim of the 3 sessions of the "Rebirth Course" is to...

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In Spiritual Family

News from the Spiritual Family

Reborn

Reborn

When I arrived in Elven, a French commune in the Morbihan department in the Brittany region, I expressed my desire to do the "Renaitre" course at the Penboc'h Spirituality Centre. What a gift for me, for my life as a religious Daughter of the Holy Spirit! This...

Growing old… but staying bold

Growing old… but staying bold

Over the years, the Daughters of the Holy Spirit sisters in the U.S. province have actively collaborated and volunteered in various charitable organizations.I'm privileged to serve with the sisters and other lay volunteers in helping different organizations through...

Costly but also saving…

Costly but also saving…

From 24 to 27 March 2024, we, the young religious sisters of the vice-province of BURKINA FASO, had our second session of the year on Christian and religious obedience, led by Sister Christine DIDJA, head of the postulancy in Diébougou. The session, lived in a climate...

Justice and solidarity

In connection with the charism of the congregation, find our main actions “Justice and solidarity”.

With street children

With street children

Street children are usually left to fend for themselves. With no one to look after them, they often have to do odd jobs to get the meal of the day, beg or steal in order to eat. Sometimes they go for days on end without having anything to eat. At night, these poor...

The “Solidarity Christmas Special” 2023

The “Solidarity Christmas Special” 2023

Listening to "both the clamour of the earth and the clamour of the poor" is the very expression of Pope Francis in his 2015 encyclical letter "Laudato Si'" (no. 49), on safeguarding the common home. It was with this in mind that we once again considered our "Christmas...

First experience of Mission

First experience of Mission

"The first Daughters of the Holy Spirit wanted to live together to serve the poor, the sick and children. They recognised in them the person of Jesus Christ and had great respect for all" Rule of Life, art 1. On 4 September 2023, I began my very first mission in the...

Into the World

The congregation listens to the “cry of the earth and the poor”

Let us quench the hunger and thirst of our people

Let us quench the hunger and thirst of our people

Holy Week is one of the most important religious celebrations in Peru. In Huaura, after the celebrations, the faithful demonstrate their faith through processions, penances and representations of the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The...

An afternoon of “Sport and Faith”

An afternoon of “Sport and Faith”

Everyone knows that in 2024, the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in France, and for the most part in Seine-Saint-Denis, a department bordering Paris.  On Saturday 9 March 2024, the secondary school chaplaincies and the CCFD (Catholic Committee against Hunger...

“Lenten recollection!

“Lenten recollection!

On Saturday 24 February 2024, 7 young people from the vocations group of the parish of Notre Dame de la Présentation de Marza, in Ngaoundéré - a town in the northern part of CAMEROON - met to look together at how to live the Lenten season of 2024. In fact, for several...

Partnerships and projects

DHS Solidarity Projects

What we cannot do alone, we are able to do together. Thank you for being there.

DHS Solidarity Projects

DHS Solidarity Projects

Generosity of the Heart   Your donations have, not only restored the confidence of vulnerable people, but have, also, helped to improve their living conditions: supporting the establishment of “soup kitchens” in Peru, the prevention and treatment of eye diseases...

PERU

PERU

Help with activities at a community center in Huaura - Peru. A Huaura community center regularly welcomes elderly people to spend time together and engage in income-generating activities: making bags or purses, woolen flowers, dolls, shawls and scarves... The Huaura...

NIGERIA

NIGERIA

Purchase of a knitting machine for the Renée BUREL Center in Ilesa The Congregation of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Nigeria is committed to providing training services to the poor in and around Ilesa. After the closure of the Stephen Social Center, Ilaje,...

CAMEROON

CAMEROON

Support for displaced families in Far North Cameroon For some years now, the Koza pastoral zone in Cameroon’s Far North has been plagued by violence of all kinds. With the repeated attacks of Boko Haram, the precariousness of the populations is very visible....

BURKINA FASO

BURKINA FASO

Project for the partial renovation of the Postulate henhouse in Diébougou The Postulate of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Burkina Faso is located in Diébougou, in the southwest of the country. It is a formation center for young girls seeking to give meaning to...

In memory of …

GREAGHTY Margaret Mary

GREAGHTY Margaret Mary

Name of religious:  Sister Mary Assumpta Year of religious profession: 1954 Date and place of Birh: 09 11 34 - West, Co Mayo, Ireland Age: 90 years Date and place of Death: 12 April 2024 - Milton Keynes, Hospital Date and place of Funeral: Date to be arranged - place:...

PICART Anne-Louise

PICART Anne-Louise

Name of religious:  Sister Yves-Olivier Year of religious profession: 1948 Birth place: Plougar (29) Age: 97 years Date of death: 12 April 2024 Date and place of funeral : Tuesday 16 April 2024 at 14h30, in Plestin-les-Grèves, followed by burial in the...

AUDET Léontine

AUDET Léontine

Name in religious life: Sister Angèle de Saint-Yves Year of profession: 1943 Age: 101 years old Born in Landéhen (22) Date of death: Thursday, April 4, 2024 Date and place of funeral: Monday April 8, 2024 at 14h30 in Saint-Brieuc, Maison-Mère, followed by burial in...