Founded by Comboni in 1972 with the name of Pious Mothers of the Nigritia (i.e. Africa), are an exclusively missionary Institute of women consecrated to God for the mission ad gentes, according to the prophetic intuition of Comboni who felt the need to integrate consecrated women in the evangelising mission of the Church. They are present in Africa, North and South America and Asia. They come from 33 nations, work in 30 countries in four continents and are over 1500. Webpage of the Comboni Missionary Sisters: www.comboniane.org.