Denver, Colorado

At the dawn of the Third Millenium, Archbishop Charles Chaput recognized the beauty of the Lanterian charism and invited the Oblates to come to Denver. In the summer of 2001, the Oblates accepted the care of Holy Ghost Church, an exceptionally beautiful parish with a rich tradition of Eucharistic adoration, daily confessions, exceptional music, and service to the poor.  Located in the center of the downtown business district, many people come from work to pray at Holy Ghost and receive the sacraments.

The parish provides a home for all the Oblates in Denver, including the staff of the Lanteri Center for Ignatian Spirituality. The center, founded by the Oblates in 2004, exists to make the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, spiritual direction, and training/supervision in the ministry of spiritual direction, more available to those who seek holiness in their state in life.  The Lanteri Center has already graduated several classes of new spiritual directors and directors of the Spiritual Exercises.  Hundreds of people come there for spiritual direction each month.