We are a world-wide group of more than 3,500 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.

Comboni Missionary priests and brothers believe God’s call to mission is as strong today as it was 2000 years ago when Jesus told His apostles, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” (Mark 16:15). We live a vowed life and dedicate ourselves to taking the Gospel to the poorest and most abandoned wherever they are, no matter how dire their circumstances. Jesus advocated for the poor, blessed them, listened to them, and loved them “even unto death.” We, as Comboni Missionaries strive to do the same.

In all the places we serve we share our deep faith in God through service:

  • Ministering through the Sacraments

  • Helping improve quality of life

  • Preparing local Christian leaders to serve their people

  • Providing resources such as food, clean water, churches, medicine, schools, and community centers

Fr Angel in Uganda

Mission Focus

With our founder, St. Daniel Comboni, as an inspiration since our beginning 150 years ago, we work for the full development of the human person. We do this through evangelization, education, and advocacy until those we minister to can take over those roles – not just for themselves but for others in need.

Mission Projects

Comboni Missionary Family

Together with our Comboni sisters, lay missionaries, supporters and collaborators, we form the Comboni Family. Our gifts and talents – and limitations – vary greatly, but we remain united in the common goal to bring compassion and love to God’s people. Our motto – The World is Our Parish – gives the clear message that we take Jesus’ words (Mark 16:15) at full value.

Become a Missionary

Ministry in North America

We have been carrying out ministries in North America for more than 75 years. Our focus has been on working in parishes among Hispanics, African Americans, Appalachians, and Native Americans, adapting our ministries to the needs of the times.

Communities in North America

All things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1: 16b-17