Provincial Directory - Religious Communities
OHP - Order of the Holy Paraclete
Registered Charity : No. 271117
Founded as an educational Order, the Sisters have diversified their work in the UK to include hospitality, retreats and spiritual direction, hospital chaplaincy, inner city involvement, preaching and mission, and development work overseas. The Mother House is at St Hilda's Priory, Whitby. Some Sisters work in the adjacent Sneaton Castle Centre, which caters for a wide variety of day and residential groups. Other UK houses are in York, Rievaulx, and Hull.
Overseas, the Order's long-standing commitment to Africa has been extended in exciting new developments: raising awareness of Aids and providing a home for abused girls in Swaziland, and fostering vocations to Religious life in Ghana and South Africa. In response to perceived local interest and support, two new convents have been built, one in Jachie, Ashanti, where there is also an Eye Clinic run by a Ghanian member, the other in Johannesburg alongside St Benedict's House, the retreat and conference centre run by the Sisters.
Central to the Order's life in all its houses are the Divine Office and Eucharist, and a strong emphasis on corporate activity.
Address: Convent of the Holy Spirit, PO Box AH 9375, Ahinsan, Kumasi Ashanti, Ghana
Tel: +278 604440