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Happy Mother’s Day

Mothers are special, there's no doubt about it. Mothers come in all varieties - our Blessed Mother, sisters, aunts, friends - and every one of them is a blessing. That's why this Mother's Day we asked our missionaries to share memories of their mothers. We hope you enjoy this very special Mother's

No Greater Love

This story first appeared in Comboni Missions Magazine Spring 2019 An Extraordinary Story of Mission By: Kathleen M. Carroll June 3 is always remembered in central Africa as the Feast of the Ugandan Martyrs, when 22 young converts were executed by order of a particularly cruel king. The stories of the faith of

Light on, Doors Open

This story first appeared in Comboni Missions magazine Spring  2019. Honoring a Renowned Surgeon’s Tireless Service By: Kathleen M. Carroll Dr. Andrew Vuni was head surgeon at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Maracha, Uganda. The first bishop of Arua asked him to help the German doc­tors there in 1986. The institution is famous

Learning to Love Learning

This story first appeared in Comboni Missions magazine Winter 2018/19 This Comboni school in Chama, Zambia, is breathing new life into its community By: Fr. Jesto Bwalya, mccj At the end of a worn-down dirt road near the border with Malawi lies Chama, a small town in Zambia. Like much of Africa, Zambia’s

Blessings in Disguise

This article first appeared in Comboni Missions magazine winter 2018/19 Blessings in Disguise Mission Hardships Are Transformed with the Right Vision By: Kathleen M. Carroll Father Gregor Schmidt knows the rigors of mission as well as anyone. In Fangak County, South Sudan, it’s not unusual for him to wade through waist-deep waters for

A Tragedy Not a Surprise

This article first appeared in Comboni Missions magazine spring 2018/19 by: Kathleen M. Carroll Mining giant Vale just unleashed the largest environmental disaster ever in Brazil. Again. On January 25, 2019, a massive mining dam collapsed in south central Brazil, devastating the nearby community of Brumadinho. The dam was 280 feet tall—just slightly