Join us for an evening of celebration and worship. Comboni Fest starts with a beautiful outdoor Mass held on the grounds of the Mission Center. This year Fr. David Bohnsack will celebrate his 25th anniversary with us, and share stories from his missions in Africa. After Mass, browse the silent auction basket table & Comboni
We will welcome several Comboni Missionaries who serve in missions around the world. They will tell stories of their work and educate the audience on how St. Daniel Comboni’s mission to save Africa (and now the world) is being fulfilled. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions. Stay after for refreshments and a chance to speak to our missionaries one-on-one.
Pope Francis endeavored to make great gestures at the peace meeting for South Sudan in the Vatican. But the two counterparts Salva Kiir and Riek Machar have little control of the struggles in the country, knows Comboni missionary Gregor Schmidt. Question: Fr. Schmidt, Pope Francis has invited the two arch rivals, South Sudan's
In 2011, South Sudan seceded from Sudan following a landmark referendum on self-determination. Yet fewer than three years after the historic vote for independence, the world’s newest country descended into a civil war that, since December 2013, has brought killing and bloodshed. In attempts to resolve the conflict and bring the civil war
"We are tired," "This is too much," "I am angry": These were some of the comments sisters in Uganda made, after study and reflection on how the social teachings of the Catholic Church parallel to social issues affecting Uganda. The Catholic sisters — under the umbrella of the 6,000-member organization of the Association
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
Make plans now to attend the 16th annual Music for the Missions Saturday, May 4, 2019 at St. Louise de Marillac Church, Covina, California. Proceeds from "Music Around the World" variety show will benefit various Comboni Missionary Mission projects. The reception starts at 6 p.m. For more information call (626) 339-1914.
The leaders of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) sector of the Comboni circumscriptions of English-speaking Africa (APDESAM) and French-speaking Africa (ASCAF) met in an assembly from April 1 to 7, 2019, at the Good Shepherd Centre for Peace, southeast of Juba, South Sudan, to reflect on the “Catholic response to
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