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Download Chapter 2: From the Death of the Founder to the French Revolution, 1709-1802 (679 KB)

Download Chapter 3: A Glance at the Missionary Labors of the Holy Ghost Fathers in the Eighteenth Century (749 KB)

Download Chapter 4: From the Restoration to the Entrance of the Venerable Francis Libermann, 1802-1848 (741 KB)

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Download Chapter 8: The Generalate of Father Ignatius Scwindenhammer, 1852-1881 (1.3 MB)

Download Chapter 9: The Generalate of Father Ambrose Emonet, 1882-1895 (635 KB)

Download Chapter 10: The Generalate of Archbishop Alexander Le Roy (2.2 MB)

Download Chapter 11: The Generalate of Archbishop Louis Le Hunsec, 1926-1950 (843 KB)

Download Chapter 12: The Present Superior General: Father Francis Griffin (184 KB)

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Gumberg Library, Duquesne University


Duquesne Studies Spiritan Series 1

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Duquesne University Press


Pittsburgh, PA


Spiritan, Congregation of the Holy Ghost


Catholic Studies

The Spiritans: A History of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost