We are a world-wide group of more than 4,000 priests, brothers, sisters, and laity from diverse cultures who have dedicated our lives to following Christ's example and St. Daniel Comboni's missionary ideal of evangelization. Today the Comboni Missionaries serve on five continents. We first worked in Europe and Africa, moving to North and South America in the 1930s, and expanding into Asia in the 1980s.
In all the places we serve we share our deep faith in God through service to the "poorest and most abandoned people" throughout the world by:
- ministering to them with sacraments and pastoral care,
- helping to improve their quality of life,
- and preparing local Christian leaders to do the Church's work among the people.
The Comboni Missionaries came to the United States in 1939. We are involved in:
- encouraging mission awareness in the church,
- reaching out to young people who have a missionary vocation to the priesthood or religious life,
- and ministering to parishes that serve various minorities such as African-Americans and Hispanics.
Our international membership provides us with unique perspectives of the global community in which we work. It gives us opportunity to empower people to work together and live the Gospel message that clearly calls for understanding and cooperation among the world's people.
“The harvest is plenty, laborers are few; pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers…”(Matt. 9:37-38). We are workers for peace and justice and especially workers who witness and share God’s compassion and love.