CONGREGATION OF THE

Missionaries of the Holy Spirit

The Missionaries of the Holy Spirit are a Religious Congregation of men consecrated to God for the service of the Church. Living in community, called to serve as brothers, deacons, and priests. Their mission is to extend the Reign of the Holy Spirit to all people. Their life is geared toward a call to holiness in the motto they live by, “Above all, contemplatives, then men of action.”

Their spirituality and mission asks the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit to be men of an intense life of prayer. This demands of them an intense living out of the liturgy that finds its fulfillment in the celebration of the Mass. Since Christ continues his priestly oblation in the Eucharist, fidelity to Eucharistic Adoration is a number one priority in their religious way of prayer. They live and work in community being faithful to their motto and ideal that constitutes their life and service for their local places of ministry and the Church at large. They strive to enable the people of God to develop a solid faith formation, especially in favor of priests and consecrated religious men and women thus contributing to the betterment of society.

One of the vital sources of their spirituality and mission that enables them to serve is the Spirituality of the Cross, which they embrace and live. Such spirituality consists in following Jesus, Priest and Victim, with the same characteristics that outline the virtues of the priesthood of Jesus: love, purity and sacrifice.

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39085 NW Harrington Road

Banks, Oregon 97106

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Origin:


Fr. Felix de Jesus Rougier MSpS established our religious congregation under the protection of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 25th 1914 in Mexico City, Mexico.


Pope Pius X approved our charism and gave us the name of Missionaries of the Holy Spirit.


The Church approved our Congregation and Constitution on December 12th 1939. 


We are a clerical religious institute of pontifical right.  The members of our Congregation can become priests, permanent deacons, or coadjutor brothers.


(Cf. Constitutions, Art. 1)



SPIRITUALITY:



We are called to radically follow Jesus Christ Priest and Victim with the purpose of transforming ourselves in him and share his priestly sentiments animated by his same qualities and virtues: love, purity, and sacrifice.


We are called to imitate Christ in his obedient love to the Father, his humble love for humanity, and his purity and holiness of life, in order to exercise our common priesthood, offering him and and ourselves in union with him as pleasing hosts to God.


(Cf. Constitutions, Art. 2)




MISSION:


As apostles of the Holy Spirt and of the Cross, we are sent to promote holiness in God’s People according to our spirituality: in this way, we will spread the Reign of the Holy Spirit.


(Cf. Constitutions, Art. 3)




LIFE-STYLE:


We are vowed religious men and our priority is contemplation.  Our apostolic work is ordered and subordinated to contemplation. We are called to be men of prayer, lovingly attentive to God, until contemplation becomes in us a state in which prayer dominates our whole life and our soul is continually under its influence. 



(Cf. Constitutions, Art. 4-5)