Who we are

We are a family of priests and brothers, present in 36 countries on the four continents of Africa, America, Asia and Europe, who consecrate their lives to the proclamation of the Gospel to all peoples: by living close to the neediest, the rejected and the marginalized; by promoting the dignity of every human being; by defending human rights, and promoting social and environmental justice, peace and reconciliation.

We belong to the larger Comboni Family made up of 3000 missionaries. It includes our Institute, the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ), founded in 1867 by St. Daniel Comboni for the evangelization of Central Africa; The Comboni Missionary Sisters, founded by Comboni in 1872 to join in our same apostolate; The Comboni Secular Missionaries, added in the second half of the 20th century, and other lay groups, including the Comboni Lay Missionaries, who draw inspiration from the same charism and are spread in many countries.

We are moved by the urgency to propose to all the personal encounter with Jesus Christ as friend and savior, as the only One who can give meaning even to the lives of the poorest and most victimized people in this world.