Spiritans, the Congregation of the Spirit Missionains, history of the Congregation in the world, in France, its activities in Europe.
The congregation of the Holy Ghost was founded in 1703 in Paris and revitalized in 1848, by the merger with the society of the Holy Heart of Mary. The Spiritans formed a missionary congregation particularly present in Africa.
Today, however, the proclamation of the gospel incorporates a real social role. Spiritans strive to foster great openness, sharing and respect, the fight for justice and poverty by engaging at the local level in agriculture, education and health. They thus supplement certain limits of public structures and mobilize communities for the reasonable and sustainable development of the most isolated places in the world.
The missions in Tanzania are thus part of these bases of exchange, meeting and listening. The project is therefore aimed not only at volunteers or exclusively Catholic communities but also at people of all faiths or non-believers.