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Welcome to the Comboni Missionaries in the United Kingdom

The Comboni Missionaries are an international Catholic religious and missionary Order founded by Bishop Daniel Comboni in Verona, Italy in 1867, specifically to serve the missionary endeavour of the Catholic Church.

Peru: It is impossible to remain silent.
Peru: It is impossible to remain silent.

On both sides of the border between Ecuador and Peru, there are oil and gas operations. The consequences are disastrous for the environment and for the indigenous peoples who live there. Two Augustinian missionaries living…

India: Celebrating hues of divinity
India: Celebrating hues of divinity

During the Hemis Festival, the Monastery comes alive with dances and colourful celebrations. The religious mask dance remains the centre of attraction. This year Hemis festival is going to be celebrated from 23rd June to…

Colombia: “We are the guardians of our land” | Comboni Missionaries
Colombia: “We are the guardians of our land” | Comboni Missionaries

In the centre of the Colombian Amazonia, we find the Vicariate of Puerto Leguízamo-Solano, created in 2013. A Christian community that wants to take care of the environment and its people. We discuss the peace…

Herbs & People: Aspilia Africana – The Unique Anti-Haemorrhage Plant | Comboni Missionaries
Herbs & People: Aspilia Africana – The Unique Anti-Haemorrhage Plant | Comboni Missionaries

The plant is commonly found distributed in the Sub-Saharan Africa. It is widely gathered from the wild and used locally in traditional medicine. Aspilia Africana C.D. Adams (Family Asteraceae) enjoys a folk reputation in African…

African Myths: A Door To The Mysteries Of Creation | Comboni Missionaries
African Myths: A Door To The Mysteries Of Creation | Comboni Missionaries

In Africa, there are thousands of myths to explain what reason cannot explain. In a lot of them, God made man from clay, as in the Bible. In some, life and death are brought to…

Africa: Puppet Theatre | Comboni Missionaries
Africa: Puppet Theatre | Comboni Missionaries

The roots of puppet shows in Africa are as old as the myths and legends. Today, they are used very much in education but also as a way to condemn political power and corruption. According…

South Sudan: Reconciliation Paths | Comboni Missionaries
South Sudan: Reconciliation Paths | Comboni Missionaries

In a country ravaged by war, forgiveness is the contribution Christians can offer to a society divided along ethnic lines and rivalries. A missionary in South Sudan shares a couple of stories on how his…

Mexico: “I Could Be Killed Anytime” | Comboni Missionaries
Mexico: “I Could Be Killed Anytime” | Comboni Missionaries

Commitment to work side by side with migrants. A Church up and running. The testimony of Fr. Tomás Gonzalez. “I have received many threats. I know I could be killed but I am not afraid….

Africa: Amulets For Luck And Protection | Comboni Missionaries
Africa: Amulets For Luck And Protection | Comboni Missionaries

Amulets are an important part of an African’s life, from birth to death. They are obligatorily worn in some stages of life and are considered sacred objects in African culture. Rebel groups have used amulets…

Missionary Botanist: Camellia Tea | Comboni Missionaries
Missionary Botanist: Camellia Tea | Comboni Missionaries

Pharmacist, botanist and missionary, the Moravian Jesuit Brother Josef Kamel (1661-1706) left the Hapsburg Empire to go to the Philippines where he continued his work and research. He was so successful that Carlo Linneo, the…

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