Founded in 1972, the Worker Sisters and Brothers of the Holy Spirit was officially recognized in the Episcopal Church under Title III Canon 27 on 3 October 1984. It is currently Title III Canon 30, Section 2.

Our Community welcomes members of all denominations.

Our Name

We draw inspiration from the dedication of the Worker Priests of France who sought to be workers-among-workers on docks and in factories. We are a contemporary Community comprised of lay and clergy members, not living together. We invite the Holy Spirit to impart the Fruit as described in Galatians 5:22-23, and we seek to nurture the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives. Thus we are The Worker Sisters and Brothers of the Holy Spirit.

Our Commitment

We, the Worker Sisters and Brothers of the Holy Spirit, hold as essential to our rule, mission, and life together a fourfold commitment.

Our Commitment to Jesus


Abide in me and I in you. 

(John 15:4)

Our Commitment to The Fruit of the Spirit


As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 

( John 15:4)

Our Commitment to Mission


You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit. 

(John 15:16)

Our Commitment to Ministry


You who believe in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will you do. 

(John 14:12)