Missionaries of the Holy Spirit (M.Sp.S.)

Also known as: Misioneros del Espíritu Santo (español) / Missionnaires du Saint-Esprit (français) / Missionari dello Spirito Santo (Italiano) / Missionários do Espírito Santo (Português) / Missionarii a Spiritu Sancto (latine)

Type: Clerical Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life



Contact Info

Address: Universidad, 1702, C.P. 21.984, 04010 Mexico, D.F., Mexico

Phone: (52)


Superior General:MexicoFr. José Luis Loyola Abogado, M.Sp.S.Fr. José Luis Loyola Abogado, M.Sp.S. (2021.05.07 – ...)

Past Superiors

Superior General:MexicoFr. Francisco Daniel Rivera Sánchez, M.Sp.S. (later Bishop) (2016 – 2020.01.25)
Superior General:MexicoFr. Fernando Torre Medina Mora, M.Sp.S. (2010.02 – 2016)
Superior General:MexicoFr. Domenico Di Raimondo Romo, M.Sp.S. (2004 – 2010.02)
Superior General:MexicoFr. Jorge Ortiz González, M.Sp.S. (1992 – 2004)
Superior General:MexicoFr. Melecio Picazo, M.Sp.S. (1986 – 1992)
Superior General:MexicoFr. Manuel Castillo, M.Sp.S. (1974 – 1986)
Superior General:MexicoFr. José Guzmán, M.Sp.S. (1968 – 1974)
Superior General:MexicoFr. Jesús María Padilla, M.Sp.S. (1962 – 1968)
Superior General:MexicoFr. Ángel María Oñate, M.Sp.S. (1950 – 1962)
Superior General:MexicoFr. Edmundo Iturbide Reygondaud, M.Sp.S. (1938 – 1950)
Superior General:FranceVenerable Fr. Félix de Jesús Rougier, M.Sp.S. (1914.12.25 – 1938.01.10)


Founder:FranceVenerable Fr. Félix de Jesús Rougier, M.Sp.S. (1914.12.25)

Other Former Members (1)

>1965: MexicoFr. Francisco Javier Asencio Dávalos, M.Sp.S., Founder of School of the Cross

Living Bishops (1 Archbishop, 1 Bishop)

USAArchbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. (67)Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. (67), Metropolitan Archbishop of San Antonio (USA)

USABishop Eusebio de la Luz Elizondo Almaguer, M.Sp.S. (69)Bishop Eusebio de la Luz Elizondo Almaguer, M.Sp.S. (69), Titular Bishop of Acholla and Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle (USA)

Deceased Bishops (5 Bishops)

2021: MexicoBishop Francisco Daniel Rivera Sánchez, M.Sp.S., Auxiliary Bishop of México (Mexico)

2018: MexicoBishop Felipe Tejeda García, M.Sp.S., Auxiliary Bishop of México (Mexico)

2017: USABishop José de Jesús Madera Uribe, M.Sp.S., Bishop of Fresno (USA) and Auxiliary Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of United States of America (USA)

2011: MexicoBishop Ricardo Watty Urquidi, M.Sp.S., Bishop of Tepic (Mexico)

1984: MexicoBishop Alfredo Galindo Mendoza, M.Sp.S., Bishop of Tijuana (Mexico)

Brazil Brazil

Colombia Colombia

Italy Italy

Mexico Mexico

Panama Panama

Spain Spain


Statistics (2021.12.31)

Houses: 51

Members: 271 (209 priests)



Last updated on 2024.04.06

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