Monday, May 8, 2017
The Comboni Missionaries of the Uganda Province gathered from the 24th to 28th April 2017 for their annual assembly at St. Daniel Comboni Spirituality Centre in Layibi. As a preparation for the celebration of the 150 years of the Institute’s foundation, an input about the theological meaning of the memory was given by Cosimo De Iaco MCCJ. In the same respect some important dates and periods in the history of the Institute and the province were presented. In the picture: Fr. Ramon Alberto Vargas Eguez in Layibi.
The thread that holds all the historical moments together is the devotion to the Sacred Heart as the centre of our missionary spirituality. The participants (51 confreres and 1 Lay Missionary) shared their experiences in groups about some Comboni Missionaries who inspired them for various reasons. The result was a “cloud of witnesses” who really loved the people to whom they were sent. Their example, especially in making common cause with the people, challenges us all to keep the fire burning for mission among the poorest and abandoned of our time. The participants, among other topics, identified the areas of strength which will be reflected in the six-year plan of the province.