Project Highlights

Spiritan Formation in the Congo


The Spiritan province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a young circumscription. It was only in October 2014 that the circumscription obtained the status of province. The province lacks financial resources to cover all the needs of community life in the theology formation house. As an example, the province struggles to pay the attendant fees for the students. The annual fees at the St. John Paul XXIII Institute are $660 per student. each year the province spends about $7920 for the 12  scholastics presently going through the first year formation process.

An American couple has generously committed to provide an annual grant of $2,800  for funding of formation of four theology students in The Democratic Republic of the Congo for a four year period. Other donors are being sought.
The 12 present Scholastics

The DRC is rapidly growing in the Catholic faith. As of 2015, 33% of the country’s population or 1,220,066 are considered Catholic, thus, a demand to form priests to address this expanding need.

For more information on this project, or to make a donation please contact us at: Spiritan Office for Mission Advancement 17700 West Alabama St. Houston, TX 77096 713-522-2882.