Mothers of the Holy Cross

Help build a new traditional convent church

The Mothers of the Holy Cross, a traditional Catholic congregation founded in Tanzania, needs your help to build a new convent church of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in the diocese of Passau, Germany. The church will be the heart of a new convent complex which includes a nursing home that provides the sick and elderly not only with professional healthcare but also an authentic Catholic environment, where residents receive the spiritual help and consolation of Catholic doctrine, the sacraments, and especially a worthy Catholic liturgy and opportunity to participate in Eucharistic Adoration."
The Mothers of the Holy Cross have been in Munich, Germany, since 1989. Their convent of 16 sisters and adjoining “Dorothea” nursing home are moving to a more rural setting in Lower Bavaria. Designed in keeping with traditional local architecture, the convent church will seat over 100 faithful and provide space for 24 residents in wheelchairs. Here the sisters will fulfill three essential aspects of their mission in Germany:
  • Preserving and promoting the Catholic Faith in Germany
  • Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
  • Atonement for the sins of the world and for the poor souls in Purgatory.
“It will be a place of Christian charity, Catholic faith, and Eucharistic devotion, and that gives us hope for our time.” +Athanasius Schneider

A church of similar Bavarian architectural style

Young vocations

Christian friendship and togetherness

Good measure, running over

Through their mission in Germany, the Mothers of the Holy Cross also support their life-giving apostolates in Tanzania and Brazil, as well as traditional priestly vocations to the male branch of the congregation, the Missionaries of the Holy Cross.

How it began...

In 1976 Sister Maria Stieren, born in Fürstenfeldbruck (Upper Bavaria) and formed as a Benedictine, founded a new religious community in Puma, Tanzania that became the first mission of the “Mothers and Missionaries of the Holy Cross.” From Puma the congregation grew and flourished to include an orphanage, hospital, and junior seminary in Gehandu and Dareda, Tanzania, the “Dorothea” nursing home in Munich, Germany, and a boarding school for orphaned and homeless children in Anápolis, Brazil.


“I ask you dear brothers and sisters to consider making a donation to the Holy Faith Foundation. Please give from your heart so that we can provide help to these families, especially as we enter the season of Advent and then celebrate the day of Our Lord’s Nativity.
The funds raised will be given directly to the families in need.
Please also pray for them and their families, that they will be consoled by Jesus and Mary, through their Guardian Angels.”
+Athanasius Schneider, Chaplain of Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima

“The project of the Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima endeavors to give financial help to Catholics who bravely stand against the unjust mandates to received the experimental, invasive COVID vaccines and have consequently have lost their jobs. Both those who are vaccinated and unvaccinated should support this project for our fellow Christians deserve and need our help, among other reasons, because the rights of all are violated when the rights of some are violated.”
~Janet Smith, Ph. D., Retired professor of moral theology

Other endorsements:
Scott Hahn, PH.D., The Father Michael Scanlan TOR Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization
Jay Richards, Ph.D., author, The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe
Jose Luis Trasancos, Ph.D., Children of God for Life
Stacy Ann Trasancos, Ph.D., St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization
Note: The endorsers are not responsible in any way for the disbursal of funds.