How is SPIRITUS different from other ministries?
Where is SPIRITUS Ministries based?
SPIRITUS is based out of Mount Tabor Center located in Menasha, WI.
I have never led a retreat before, can I still apply?
What is the time commitment?
Missionaries serve six days a week from mid-August through mid-May. Exact dates vary from year-to-year.
Do I have to be active in my parish or college ministry?
No, but you will need to be a practicing Catholic and provide a letter from your pastor that you are in good standing with the Church.
Do I have to fundraise?
Unlike many other missions, we do not ask you to fundraise before coming to SPIRITUS. Missionaries do assist by sharing the impact of their ministry with benefactors and at some parish Mass appeals.
What happens during training?
Your first week with SPIRITUS would entail going on retreat to center your love for the Trinity, strengthen foundations of faith, begin the life of a missionary, enter into the SPIRITUS prayer routine and build community with your fellow missionaries.
What happens on a SPIRITUS-led retreat?
The retreats consist of ice breakers, praise music, witness talks, small groups, dramas, challenge activities and a wide variety of prayer opportunities.
Where will I live?
There are three housing facilities for the missionaries: one for men and two for women. All households are close proximity to Mount Tabor Center with all missionaries having their own room. The men live with two parish priests at a rectory nearby.
Is there transportation available to us?
SPIRITUS has a fleet of vehicles that are available for ministry needs. Those with SPIRITUS Internships must provide their own vehicle for transportation to their parish. Vehicles are occasionally available for personal use.
What does a SPIRITUS missionary's prayer life look like?
Do you offer health insurance?
Can I get a loan deferment?
Can I date while serving as a SPIRITUS Missionary?
SPIRITUS asks missionaries to make a commitment to refrain from romantic relationships during their time as a SPIRITUS Missionary. This dating fast is in place in order to help missionaries to fully invest in the mission and to be free to serve Christ with their whole heart. While a sacrifice, this commitment brings freedom and many other blessings.
Can I be a SPIRITUS Missionary and take college classes at the same time?
"The Church needs you, your enthusiasm, your creativity
and the joy that is so characteristic of you."
~ Pope Francis
“ My experience with SPIRITUS has boosted my own spiritual life along with increasing a desire for other people to know God.”
— Mark, Teams 2, 3 & 4