Peru: Weaving By The Sea | Comboni Missionaries
Peru: Weaving By The Sea | Comboni Missionaries
Peru: Weaving By The Sea | Comboni Missionaries

The arts of crocheting and fishing narrate the stories of the beaches of northern Peru. Peru has always been a land of weavers since pre-Inca times. The finest varieties of cotton such as tanguis, pima…

“Take Courage, Build my House” | Comboni Missionaries
“Take Courage, Build my House” | Comboni Missionaries

Christian Carlassare, a Comboni Father tell us how he became missionary. While visiting the small hermitage of St Damiano, in Assis (Italy) I heard that the Crucifix spoke to St Francis there and told him…

Brazil: Agroecology Is The Future | Comboni Missionaries
Brazil: Agroecology Is The Future | Comboni Missionaries

The Comboni Missionaries have established the Centre for Rural Innovation and Agroecological Development of Açailandia (CIRANDA) which promotes family farming in order to guarantee a dignified life to people and respect for the environment. We,…

Uganda/Kakwa: Marriage – Writing A Letter | Comboni Missionaries
Uganda/Kakwa: Marriage – Writing A Letter | Comboni Missionaries

The Kakwa people are a small minority group living in north-western Uganda. The bride-price for a blessing to the newly married. Among the Kakwa tribe in Uganda, many girls dream of a rich man who…

Oral Literature: The Lion And Jabu | Comboni Missionaries
Oral Literature: The Lion And Jabu | Comboni Missionaries

There was a young herd boy named Jabu. He took great pride in the way in which he cared for his father’s cattle. And his father had many cows. It was quite a task to…

Jumia: E-commerce Africa Style | Comboni Missionaries
Jumia: E-commerce Africa Style | Comboni Missionaries

It manages 48% of commerce in electronics, has spread to 23 countries and is now aiming to conquer Egypt with its vendors. Africa, too, has a website for electronics sales like Amazon, which sells all…

Philippines: Feeding Street People | Comboni Missionaries
Philippines: Feeding Street People | Comboni Missionaries

For the last five years, a retired engineer and his wife have been feeding poor people on the streets almost every week, Kamias Road in Quezon City. Nobody knows about it – neighbours, family members,…

Mozambique: Benfica – Urban Mission | Comboni Missionaries
Mozambique: Benfica – Urban Mission | Comboni Missionaries

The parish of St. Francis Xavier in the outskirts of Maputo: a centre of Christian and social commitment. Two Comboni Missionaries lead the parochial community. The parish of St. Francis Xavier is located in the…

Oral Literature: Elephant, Hippopotamus and Spider | Comboni Missionaries
Oral Literature: Elephant, Hippopotamus and Spider | Comboni Missionaries

Once upon a time, long ago, there was a terrible famine. The crops had failed and there was no food to be had on either land or water. Spider and his family had finished their…

People & Plants: Ekebergia Capensis – Highly Valued Plants | Comboni Missionaries
People & Plants: Ekebergia Capensis – Highly Valued Plants | Comboni Missionaries

This plant plays an important role in various communities for the treatment of numerous diseases and disorders including heartburn, coughs and respiratory complaints. Ekebergia capensis (Meliaceae Family) is widespread in the sub-Saharan countries in Africa,…

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