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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

A New Approach to Vocations

This story first appeared in Comboni Missions magazine Winter 2018/19. Comboni Home-Based Seminary Is an Innovative Solution for an Old Problem By: Fr. Jose Alberto Pimentel, mccj I was assigned to be the parish administrator of Holy Cross in South Central Los Angeles almost six years ago. I had already been a missionary

A Year of Extraordinary Mission

This first appeared in Comboni Missions magazine Spring 2019. A Milestone Anniversary to Inspire the Evangelizing Call of All Christians by: Kathleen M. Carroll For a hundred years the Church has marked October as Mission Month. This year it takes on even greater significance as Pope Francis has named it “The Extraordinary Month