"MaZ means to learn what love is!"
Eva-Maria, Paraguay 11/12


The preparation time for the MaZ- service takes place during four week-end courses and two weeklong courses. Furthermore the volunteers stay three weeks in a Congregation.

The topics of the preparation seminars are:

  • development processes and development policy and its critical examination
  • cultural topics (e.g. how to encounter a foreign culture respectfully)
  • religious topics (own religious belief)

The aim is to get to know yourself, experience community and to grow in the encounters.

The three weeks spend in a Congregation by Sisters or Fathers in Germany (or an European country) serve to get to know the daily life and the spirituality of the Congregation and to get prepared for the living, praying and working together. The preparation time strengthens the volunteers before they go abroad.