April 22, 2017 Fr. Jose Manuel Garcia Oviedo celebrated his 25th Anniversary as a Comboni Missionary priest with a Mass and celebration held in his honor at Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Cicero, Illinois. Fr. Sergio De La Torre and the parishioners of Mary Queen of Heaven put together the joyous celebration
A note of thanks from Fr. Louis in South Sudan Edited for clarity and length I recently returned from visiting some communities. It might be difficult to visit these communities later when the rainy season beings, although this year the rain has actually been delayed. The farmers are already complaining for the
You are cordially invited to celebrate the 90th Birthday and 65th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination of Father Xavier Colleoni on Monday, May 8, 2017, beginning with Mass at 6:30 p.m. in the temple. After Mass we will continue the celebration in the Comboni Hall. Fr. Xavier Colleoni Fr. Xavier Colleoni was born
A group of young Comboni Missionaries who evangelize in different missions across South Sudan attended a five day workshop on “personal integration of values and communication dynamics in the mission.” The group of young evangelizers, brothers and priests, meets every other year to share missionary experiences
The Comboni Missionaries in Cincinnati will host a special memorial Mass for Fr. Sergio Contran who passed away on March 25, 2017. The Mass begins at 7 p.m. at the Comboni Mission Center, 1318 Nagel Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45255. Fr. Sergio Contran 1923-2017 Born in Verona, Italy on March 25, Fr. Contran
I remember as if it were yesterday. I was sent for my missionary experience to a small indigenous community in the middle of the State of Michoacán, Mexico, to share the good news of the Gospel with the Purepecha people. It was a beautiful, almost a mystical (mythical) place, with hills covered
My dear friends in the Risen Lord: On the first Easter morning the sorrowing women came to anoint the body of Jesus and are greeted with the astonishing words of the angel: "Why do you search for the Living One among the dead? He is not here. He has been raised up."
The people of South Sudan are hungry. They are thirsty and severely malnourished. The first famine in six years has been declared in South Sudan – a truly horrific situation. Before the United Nations declared a famine in South Sudan, three criteria had to be met: at least 20-percent of households in