15/3/1831: Daniel Comboni  born in Limone sul Garda (Italia).

20/2/1843: Enters the Institute founded by Don Nicola Mazza to “bring together and educate poor youth”.

6/1/1849: Vows in the presence of Don Mazza to consecrate himself to the mission of Central Africa for the whole of his life.

31/12/1854: Ordained a priest.

10/9/1857: Daniel Comboni’s first journey to Central Africa.

15/1/1859: The missionaries of Don Mazza decide to abandon the mission of the Holy Cross.
Comboni, racked by fever, returns to Italy.

12/1/1861:

Journey to Aden to ransom young African slaves whom he then takes to Verona to be educated.

15/9/1864
He conceives his Plan for the Regeneration of Africa while praying at the tomb of St. Peter in Rome.

18/9/1864  
Beatification of Margaret Mary Alacoque.
He presents his Plan to the Prefect of Propaganda Fide. The following day he presents it to Pope Pious IX.
December 1864
Journeys for missionary animation to Turin, Lyons, Paris, Cologne and London to make his Plan known

13/4/1866
The Mazza Institute renounces its missionary commitment to Africa. Comboni decides to found his own missionary society.

1/6/1867
He founds in Verona the Missionary Institute for Africa as apart of the Organisation of the Good Shepherd, an international missionary association. 

29/11/1867
He leaves from Marseilles to Cairo with three Camillians, three Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition and 16 young African women. In Cairo he founds two institutes – one for men and one for women according to the outline drawn up in the Plan.

7/7/1868
He begins a missionary animation tour through France, Germany, Austria and Italy.

23/5/1869
He opens a third house in Cairo which is to be a school with African teachers.

24/6/1870
He prepares a document to present to the Council Fathers: “Postulatum pro Nigris Africae Centralis”. He sends it together with a circular letter signed by numerous Bishops and approved by Pope Pius IX.

14/9/1871
He speaks on the theme of “Africa or death” at the congress of German Catholics in Magonza.

1/1/1872
Comboni founds the Institute of the Pie Madri della Nigrizia in Verona.
The same month he begins his missionary magazine, “The annals of the Good Shepherd”.

26/5/1872
He is nominated Pro-Vicar of Central Africa.

1/6/1872
Pope Pius IX entrusts the mission of Central Africa to Comboni.

26/1/1873
He leaves Cairo and reaches Khartoum and Kordofan. For the first time European Religious form part of the expedition. 

11/5/1873
Comboni’s programmatic homily in Khartoum.

15/10/1876
He goes to Verona to receive the vows at the professions of the first Pie Madri della Nigrizia.

12/8/1877
Episcopal Consecration of Mgr. Comboni as Vicar of Central Africa.

15/12/1877
He leaves for Africa with a new missionary expedition: five priests, six brothers and five Pie Madri della Nigrizia.

April 1878
He founds a Christian village in Malbes, where Christian families who were educated in the mission are settled.

30/7/1881
He leaves for Khartoum with the intention of presenting a plan to Rauf Pascià for the final defeat of slavery in the Nuban region.

5/10/1881
He is attacked by a violent fever and in a few days the life of the Apostle of Africa nears its end.

10/10/1881
He dies at 10 in the evening in Khartoum, surrounded by his missionaries.
In 1885 the tomb of Comboni would be desecrated by the Mahdists.

1927
The diocesan cause for his beatification and canonisation is begun in Verona.

6/1/1969
Canonical recognition for a third Institute inspired by the spirituality of Comboni: The Secular Comboni Missionaries.

17/3/1996
Solemn Beatification of Daniel Comboni in the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome.

5/10/2003
Blessed Daniel Comboni is canonised by Pope John Paul II in the Basilica of St Peter in Rome

Bibliography, Short biography, chronological tables, writings and topical dossiers, Slide-show on the life of Daniel Comboni: the man, the saint and the founder.

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