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.

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As the Olympic Games get underway…

As the Olympic Games get underway…

As the Olympic Games get underway in Paris on 26 July 2024, the community of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit - 14 sisters - has been living the spirit of the Games since 12 July in Elven, a French commune in Brittany, highlighting ‘their spirit of cooperation and...

As the Olympic Games get underway…

As the Olympic Games get underway in Paris on 26 July 2024, the community of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit - 14 sisters - has been living the spirit of the Games since 12 July in Elven, a French commune in Brittany, highlighting ‘their spirit of cooperation and their joie de vivre’. --- Saturday, 6 July, 2.30pm. The day's event is ‘intellectual and cerebral’: it's the scrabble competition, in...

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In Spiritual Family

News from the Spiritual Family

Cameroon: Jubilee retreat

Cameroon: Jubilee retreat

From 23 to 30 June, almost all the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in the Vice-Province of Cameroon came together for their annual spiritual retreat at the Procure des missions in Garoua, under the theme "Being at peace with God, with oneself and with others".  As part...

Jubilee celebrations in the USA

Jubilee celebrations in the USA

On Sunday 2 June, the American Province of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit was invited to gather at St Joseph's Church in Willimantic, Connecticut, to honour the Sisters and Associates who together celebrated a total of 380 years of service to the congregation and to...

Chile.In the “Spiritual Family

Chile.In the “Spiritual Family

On Sunday 26 May, the feast of the Holy Trinity, the spiritual family of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit gathered in the chapel of Saint John XXIII: Sisters, Secular Branch and Associates from La Pintana and Conchalí. We began our day of retreat...

Justice and solidarity

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

To each his own… My share has come!

To each his own… My share has come!

Closing the end of the year full of hope and expectation: that was both the feeling and the conviction we felt when we received the sewing machines on 3 July 2024!  These gifts from Codas-Caritas of the Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in Cameroon are a concrete expression of...

Promotion of young women

Promotion of young women

Friday 31 May 2024 was a day of celebration at the Centre de Promotion de la Jeune Fille (CPJF) in Touloum, a town in Cameroon's Far North region: we were delighted to celebrate the completion of several girls' training by holding a ceremony to award them their...

Recognition and gratitude

Recognition and gratitude

As part of the jubilee year marking 70 years of the presence of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Cameroon, a pilgrimage and a Mass of thanksgiving were organised on Thursday 30 May in honour of Sister Anne-Marie VOLANT and of all the missionary Daughters of the...

Into the World

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

As the Olympic Games get underway…

As the Olympic Games get underway…

As the Olympic Games get underway in Paris on 26 July 2024, the community of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit - 14 sisters - has been living the spirit of the Games since 12 July in Elven, a French commune in Brittany, highlighting ‘their spirit of cooperation and...

Young, lively, active church

Young, lively, active church

‘Young Church, Living Church, Active Church’ was the slogan of the young people of the ecclesiastical province of Garoua.  Cameroon. Indeed, it was in the dynamism of a living and active Church that the first Provincial Youth Days (JPJ) of the ecclesiastical province...

All responsible for the vitality of the Charism

All responsible for the vitality of the Charism

In Burkina Faso, from 12 to 14 July 2024, we held our vice-provincial assembly in the community of Koudougou.Our assembly consisted of two essential parts: the annual review of community life and economic training. The opening prayer by the Vice-Provincial Council...

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 …

FILY Anne

FILY Anne

Name in religious life: Sister Marie-Etienne du Christ Year of profession: 1951 Age: 93 years old Born in Trégarantec (29) Date of death: Thursday 11 July 2024 Date and place of funeral: T uesday 16 July 2024 at 14h30, in Plestin-les-Grèves followed by burial in the...

BURKE Ellen

BURKE Ellen

Mary Martin Year of profession: 1952 Age: 92 years old Date and place of Birth: 03 06 1932 Claregalway, Co. Galway IRELAND Nationality: IRISH - Place and date of Death: Burlington Hall Care Home, Wobum Sands. Ist July 2024: - Place and date of funeral: Church Our Lady...

PERRIER Marie-Thérèse

PERRIER Marie-Thérèse

Year of profession: 1960 Age: 88 years old Born in Champgenéteux (53) Date of death: Sunday 23 June 2024 Date and place of funeral: Wednesday 26 June at 2.30 pm in Saint-Brieuc, Maison-Mère, followed by burial in the cemetery. His main obediences were: - Sées - La...