German – Austria
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German – Austria

PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR: Fr. Karl Peinhopf The first Comboni House of what would become the Comboni German-Speaking Province was opened in Brixen (in Austria) in 1895 for candidates of German language. Just before I World War, half of the members of the Comboni Congregation came from Italy, hail spoke either German or a Slovene language. During...

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Save Africa by Africa

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the institute of the Comboni Missionaries, the missionary methodology of our founder St. Daniel Comboni still speaks eloquently and it is being lived concretely. The fact that the Plan for the Regeneration of Africa was conceived in a spirit of prayer and grounded on the familiarity and experience Comboni had...

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Mission promoters

As we celebrate our Missionary Institute’s 150th anniversary, we should go down memory lane so that we resist deviating from the basic principles that have brought us this far. in one of his off the cuff talks, St John Paul ll once said that “if you have anything difficult to be done in the Catholic...

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Letter on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Comboni Institute

Dearest Confreres. With joy and gratitude we greet you at the start of this New Year! On the 1st June, 1867, Msgr. Daniel Comboni founded in Verona the ‘Institute for African Missions‘ which was transformed into a religious Congregation on 28th October, 1885 and acquired pontifical right on 7th June. l895. Remembering the first steps...

DR Congo
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DR Congo

PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR: Fr. Joseph Musanga Mumbere The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country located in Central Africa. it is the second largest country in Africa by area and eleventh largest in the world and has a population of over 80 million. Officially, it is the most populated Francophone country, the fourth most-populated nation in Africa and...

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Experiencing God’s Love through helping people

My missionary experience I have lived in these almost 20 years sharing my faith and my life has helped me to experience the love, kindness and tenderness of God manifested through the many people He has put before me. Irrespective of the fact that missionary life is not all roses, there are also spies, I...

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Mission work in Brazil

Before I begin writing about my missionary experience, allow me to share with you the scene that changed my life. On 13th March 2013, while I was in the prisons of Vila Independencia São Paulo, Brazil, doing my usual prison apostolate, the world was anxiously waiting for the new shepherd of the people of God....

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Following the footsteps of Jesus and Comboni

Jesus said to them again “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I send you.” Jn. 20:21 “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8b. With these powerful words, Jesus commissioned his disciples and through them all the believers baptized...

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My Missionary Journey

Fr. Achilles, the new Provincial Superior of the Comboni Missionaries, Uganda Province, took over office on January 1st 2017. He is bracing himself for the challenges that come with the office of the Provincial Superior. He says, the greatest tools he will use while in office are: listening and learning. “It’s a challenging responsibility, I...