The CLM-Uganda started in the year 1999 with a small group of three young Men and two Ladies who were inspired by the love, meekness and charity, which the Comboni Missionaries were showing to the people in the nearby slum area of Kataza in the capital Kampala. Moved by such acts of charity and love, these young ladies and gentlemen opted to work with the missionaries thus availing themselves for this new venture (Comboni Lay Missionaries). They started their formation period on January 10th, 2000. The group has now grown to 24 members and we pray that may the good Lord continue to multiply the group.
Comboni Lay Missionaries in Uganda are people, male and/or female, single or married, who have felt a particular vocation offering a period of their life to the evangelizing mission of the church following the charism of St. Daniel Comboni. In so doing they give witness to Christ through their personal human and Christian maturity, their professions and /or activities of direct evangelization.
After formation, they are sent to the missions where their services are needed and live in community sharing everything in common. They offer a percent of their salary to the group to cater for formation and administration. Throughout the mission, they maintain the elements of formation such as; Morning and Evening prayers (Louds and Vespers), Daily Eucharist, Regular sacramental life, missionary/pastoral commitment and at least 30 minutes of personal prayer on the word of God daily.