COMBONI THAT DAY

Summarium

The Comboni Missionaries (Mccj) go back to Comboni’s time. The first name, given by the founder in 1867, was Institute for the Missions of Nigritia. It became a Religious Congregation in 1885 with the name of Sons of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Fscj) and took the present name in 1979. They work in more than thirty countries. Their identity is defined by the Rule of Life: “The Comboni Missionaries are a community of brothers called by God and consecrated to him through the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience for missionary service in the world, according to the charism of Daniel Comboni” (RL n. 10).

The Web site is an instrument of communication and dialogue of the Institute about its mission with friends, faithful and people of good will. It aims at offering them information that may lead to collaboration and personal involvement towards the spread of gospel values in today’s world.

Articles and formation material on the spirituality of Daniel Comboni, Liturgy and prayers for his feast day and in his honour.

The Comboni Missionaries (Mccj) go back to Comboni’s time. The first name, given by the founder in 1867, was Institute for the Missions of Nigritia. It became a Religious Congregation in 1885 with the name of Sons of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Fscj) and took the present name in 1979. They work in more than thirty countries. Their identity is defined by the Rule of Life: “The Comboni Missionaries are a community of brothers called by God and consecrated to him through the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience for missionary service in the world, according to the charism of Daniel Comboni” (RL n. 10).

Having tried in vain to involve different Societies in carrying out his Plan, Daniel Comboni was led on 1st June 1867 to found in Verona the "Istituto per le missioni della Nigrizia". It was an institute of diocesan right, composed of priests and coadjutor brothers of different nationalities, without religious vows but bound by an oath of allegiance and loyalty to the Institute and the mission. Bishop Comboni died at Khartoum on the 10th October 1881, before he was able to consolidate his institution which he hasd envisaged on an international scale. After the destruction of the missions during the Mahdi revolt, his successor, Bishop F. Sogaro, petitioned and received from the Holy See permission to transform the Institute into a religious congregation.

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) are an integral part of the mission of the Church. The General Chapter 1985 has seen them all-in-one and as a priority in our missionary activity. For this reason, these issues are coordinated by the secretary general for evangelisation.

The Comboni Missionaries bear witness to the Gospel and Mission by their life: Servants of God, Martyrs, Outstanding missionaries, Deceased confreres.

In this section are stored the monthly newsletter (Familia Comboniana) of the Comboni Missionaries, starting from the year 2003.

The Sunday liturgies and feast days contain a message and a missionary invitation that the Homilies can and have to highlight.