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The presence of the Holy Ghost fathers in Kenya has had a number of key moments in their history. December 30th 1889, the first Catholic Mission was founded at Ndera on the Tana River by Fr. Gommenginger and Brother Acheul. From there Fr. Le Roy later Bishop and Superior General founded the first Mission at Mombasa in September 1891. On August 12th 1899 three members of the Holy Ghost Fathers, Bishop Allegayer, Fr. Hemery and Brother Blanchard, arrived in Nairobi on the newly constructed railway. St. Austin’s Parish was established and the mission to the Kikuyu was begun. In September 1912 Fr. Leconte and Fr Blais set up a camp at Kombe / Kabaa and so began the mission

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The Spiritans' charism entails various parameters. These parameters make us who we are. Some of the features that define Spiritans are as follows: Evangelical availability. This entails a two dimensional availability, that is, our availability before God as in our personal holiness which provokes us to say "here am I Lord..." The second dimensional availability is our availability before our fellow men. This translates to our response; "here I am Lord send me" because we are sent to our fellow men and women. This two facets of availability are in actual sense the fulfillment of the commandment that calls us to Love God and our neighbors.

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The Spiritans' main mission was and is still the evangelisation of the poor. this entails reaching out to persons and groups who have not yet heard the Gospel message and those who have scarcely heard it; to those with great needs the oppressed and the the marginalised. We open heartedly take up missions in difficult places especially areas where the church finds difficulty in getting laborers ( see Spiritan rule of life [SRL] No.4.
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1st Founder

Claude was born was born on February 26, 1679 of French parents Francis Claude(Lawyer in the parliament of Britany) and

2nd Founder

Jacob Libermann as he was initially initially known was born in a jewish family at a Saverne in Alsace, France in 1802.