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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.

Central America: The Garinagu, The art of drum-making | Comboni Missionaries
Central America: The Garinagu, The art of drum-making | Comboni Missionaries

The Garifuna people, located in Central America, are famous for their use of drums and music, that is especially of great importance in religious ceremonies. Stop at any Garifuna festival, sporting event, festival, church ceremony,…

Mexico: Cactus, the richness of the people | Comboni Missionaries
Mexico: Cactus, the richness of the people | Comboni Missionaries

Mexico has the greatest floristic diversity of cacti of any country in the world. Cacti are particularly plentiful in Mexico’s arid, warm, dry regions. Over the last several decades, important floristic, systematic and ecological studies…

Peru: It is impossible to remain silent | Comboni Missionaries
Peru: It is impossible to remain silent | Comboni Missionaries

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 | Comboni Missionaries
India: Celebrating hues of divinity | Comboni Missionaries

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….

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