Ecountering the Lord in my Work with the Sick

My Name is Bro. Paolo Rizzetto. I am currently working in Mary Immaculate Hospital in Mapuordit. The hospital belongs the Diocese of Rumbek but managed by the Comboni Missionaries. It is located in Lakes State (South Sudan). I have been a Comboni Missionary since 2007 and I have been given the chance to live, study and work in three different […]

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Comboni Celebrations in Juba

This year the communities of provincial house and pre-postulancy have organized a public lecture at the Catholic University of South Sudan under the theme: St Daniel Comboni encountering the youth. It was held on Saturday 5 October. The context of the lecture was the extraordinary missionary month with the invitation: Baptised and sent. Fr. Louis Okot was the main speaker […]

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54th Anniversary of Fr Barnaba Deng

On Saturday 24th of August, about one thousand youth and children gathered at our Comboni community of Moroyok to celebrate the 54thanniversary of the martyrdom of Fr Barnaba Deng. Fr Louis Okot, provincial superior, celebrated the Holy Eucharist and stressed the theme of discipleship underlining the word given by Jesus to the two young men that wished to be his disciples: “Come […]

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Consecration of New Bishop in Malakal

On Sunday 28 July 2019, nearly thirty thousand people filled the playground of Christ the King Parish (Malakal) to attend the consecration of Fr Stephen Nyodho Ador as the new Bishop of Malakal diocese. His appointment follows a ten-year apostolic administration lead by Msrg. Roko Taban marked also by the conflict that started on December 2013 and the consequent terrible destruction. The city […]

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Easter Celebration in Leer Parrish

We experienced a great joy in St. Joseph the Worker parish, in Leer, Unity State. After more than 5 years the missionaries had the possibility to visit Mayandit and Koch counties, which had been unreachable for long time because of the situation of war and violence in the territory of the parish. For more than 4 years the missionaries were […]

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Free in Christ

The two years in the noviciate of Lusaka had good contents in the formative encounters, conferences, apostolates, timetable. There was also a positive experience of internationality among the members of the community: Novices were coming from six different countries of Africa. This experience helped me to become free from by working on my thorn in the flesh, developing docility in […]

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Missionary Identity: standing up by the Risen Lord

From April 29th to May 5th 2019, the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ) and the Comboni Missionary Sisters (CMS) working in South Sudan held their annual retreat at the Good Shepherd Peace Centre, in Kit, some kilometres away from the South Sudanese capital Juba. The retreat was masterfully led by his Lordship, Mons. Giuseppe Filippi, bishop of […]

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