"MaZ is the beginning, the look into my new life!"
Pia, Bolivia 11/12

The Team

The MaZ- Team based in Knechtsteden close to Collogne is in charge of the mentoring and the organization of the program of MaZ.


Anne and Gasto

The Team is supported by two sisters staying outside of Knechtsteden.

P. Thomas Winzenhörlein of the Missionary Order of Mariannhill in Maria Veen
Sr. Veronika Leingruber des Spiritain Sisters in Paris

Anne Arenhövel is as contact person at your disposal.

The Cooperating Congregations

The presented MaZ- program is offered and led by three Catholic Congregations that cooperate together. The project is provided by the Spiritan foundation.

tl_files/maz_spiritaner/spiritaner-klein.png Spiritans

The Spiritans are a Catholic Congregation that is committed in worldwide missionary work. It was founded in France in the 18th century. Today around 3000 Spiritans are active in over 60 countries on all continents. The Spiritans as a missionary Congregation differs considerably from contemplative communities. The Spiritans are a charitable working Congregation that is present where help is needed.


tl_files/maz_spiritaner/logo-spiritaner-stiftung.png Spiritan Foundation

The Spiritan foundation pursues consciously the tradition of the congregation of the Holy Ghost under the protection of the immaculate heart of Mary (Spiritans). The Spiritan foundation is committed to marginalized people and to those who are not cared by anyone. They work by offering concrete and practical help to people in great need as well as by focused awareness raising so that people work towards changes of unfair social structures. The projects of the foundation are the MaZ- program, NOTEL (emergency overnight accommodation for homeless people who are addicted to drugs) and HGG (Holy Ghost Secondary School).


tl_files/maz_spiritaner/logo-cps-klein2.png Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood

The Missionary Sisters of the Precious Bloos were founded in Marian Hill/ South Africa nearby the port Durban in the year 1885. Beginning from there, their mission spread all over the world. The meanwhile 900 sisters aim to make the experienced love of God visible.

tl_files/maz_spiritaner/Spiritanerinnen3-klein.png Spiritan Sisters

The Spiritan Sisters were founded in France in 1921. Their mission is now spread all over the world. The nearly 400 sisters are nowadays in 18 countries on three continents. Their aim is to face the challenges of church and world especially for the poor and to announce Christ where apostolic co- workers are missing.