Spiritans, Congregation of the Holy Spirit, history of the Congregation around the world, in France, their activities in Europe.
The Holy Spirit Congregation was founded in 1703 in Paris, and revitalized in 1848, with its fusion with the Sacred Heart of Mary. The spiritans stand as a missionary congregation especially present in Africa.
However, proclaiming the Gospel implies an important social role today. The spiritans endeavour to raise a great mind-openness, sharing and respect, a fight for justice and against poverty while committing on a local scale to agriculture, education and healthcare. They supplement therefore to certain boundaries of public structures, and mobilise the communities towards a reasonable and sustainable development of the most isolated places in the world.
Missions in Tanzania adhere to these principles of dialogue, meeting the neighbor and carefulness. This is why the project was not meant for exclusively catholic communities or volunteers, but also for persons of any religion or non-religious.