Sr. Patricia Snider, SSpS
Holy Spirit Missionary Association
It is an Association of Christians who want:
The members of the Holy Spirit Missionary Association take on the efforts of the Holy Spirit, who so loves the world and is committed to the well being of the world.
By simply caring for the world the members become associates with the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters and grow into a closer relationship with the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit's love for the world is an attitude of the Trinitarian God through which members are steeped in the experience of the community of the Blessed Trinity.
First evidence of the Holy Spirit Missionary Association was in 1921, when the Holy Spirit Hillswerk was founded by the General Administration of the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters in Steyl, Holland for the purpose of financially supporting their missionary work.
Thirty six years later in 1957 the General Administration of the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters founded the Holy Spirit Association. The purpose of this association was to honor the Holy Spirit through prayer in a similar manner to the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters and to provide spiritual support for the Sisters working in missions.
In 1979 the two initial associations merged and established the Holy Spirit Missionary Association. This association incorporates the financial dimension of the Holy Spirit Hillswerk and the prayerful dimension of the Holy Spirit Association adding the missionary dimension of the Congregation from which it originated.
Today there are over 70,000 members in the Holy Spirit Missionary Association in many countries throughout the world where our Sisters minister. Frequently members of the association work hand in hand with the Sisters and like them they consecrate themselves to the Holy Spirit making the world a better place for all.
Caring and loving the world as does the Holy Spirit means to do so as Jesus did. This involves coming to know Jesus' ways of seeing things and taking on Jesus' values.
The Holy Spirit Missionary Association is not only strengthened in its baptismal commitment to the world through its bond with the 3,800 Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters,
but through all the members of the Association.
As is the Trinity, the association is internationally bonded to men and women, married and single, young and elderly, and of various faiths from Asia, Africa, Argentina, Austria, Philippines, Germany, Holland, India, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, USA… a membership of more than 70,000 throughout the world.
The Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters from around the world include the Holy Spirit Missionary associates in their prayer, especially on third Mondays and during the Novena before Pentecost.
The sisters remember all deceased associates in a special manner.
SSpS Mission, published by the sisters, is sent as an aid to strengthen the missionary vocation of each HSMA member. Through stories of the sisters' ministry in home and overseas countries,
members are encouraged in their evangelization in their own circumstance and situation.
Join the more than 200 United States members and 70,000 members around the world in a spiritual bond with the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters.
There are no required meetings to attend, but optional days of recollection, retreats, or prayer days are occasionally held throughout the year.
For further information, or to become a member, see below: