“YES, GOD SO LOVED”

The solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated this Friday, June 23. The General Council of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus sends a message to all members of their congregation: “Let us therefore live this Feast so dear to all of us with our gaze fixed on the Heart of Jesus, allowing ourselves to be […]

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SOUTH SUDAN: PAPAL ENCOURAGEMENT

Yesterday, in Rome, Pope Francis offered direct support to our ministry in South Sudan – more than €100,000 to our Solidarity Teacher Training College in Yambio where there are 124 student from various tribes in South Sudan and Nuba mountains, living in residence and training together to become primary school teachers. It was very pleasing also to see the Pope […]

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VOCATION CANNOT BE TAUGHT BUT INSPIRED

Today’s secularization brought forth many side effects: youth find difficult to walk the right path of their vocation. Youth often prefer to choose the easy way of what they feel to do rather than what they are asked for. Youth are often attracted by what society proposes: great positions, career, easy money and success. But all these things hardly fulfil […]

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FIRST WORLD DAY OF THE POOR MESSAGE RELEASED

Published by Vatican Radio – (www.news.va – 13 June 2017) – The Vatican on Tuesday released Pope Francis’ message for the First World Day of the Poor which will be observed later this year on the 19th of November. Please find the English translation of the message below: Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the First World Day of […]

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COMBONI MISSIONARIES CELEBRATING 150TH ANNIVERSARY: IN FIDELITY TO GOD WHO CALLS US TO SHARE HIS PASSION FOR THE POOR

“The missionary who lacks a strong awareness of God and a lively interest in his glory and the good of souls is without the right attitude for his ministry, and will end by finding himself in a kind of emptiness and intolerable isolation”. – St. Daniel  Comboni Thirty years have gone by since I first encountered Fr. Sina Ottorino Philip, […]

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THE ANNIVERSARY OF A ‘LONG LOVE STORY’: 150 YEARS OF COMBONI MISSIONARY PRESENCE IN SOUTH SUDAN

On Saturday 10 June, Fr Francis Chemello, a Comboni Missionary, presented his new book to an audience of more than 100 invited guests. Some were diocesan clergy, religious and lay faithful. There were also about 30 students of Juba Comboni Secondary School. The book is entitled “The Comboni Missionaries in South Sudan – An Outline History”.  It has two parts. […]

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COMBONI MISSIONARIES IN SOUTH SUDAN CELEBRATE 150 YEARS OF FOUNDATION OF THEIR MISSIONARY INSTITUTE

The Comboni Missionaries in Juba, South Sudan, joined the congregation of St. Theresa Cathedral in the country’s capital city, on the feast of Pentecost, to mark the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Comboni Missionary Institute for Africa, which was founded by St. Daniel Comboni on 1 June 1867. The Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Juba, Santo Loku […]

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