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Testimony

Workshop of the young Comboni missionaries in South Sudan

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workshopTESTIMONY - A group of young Comboni missionaries who evangelize in different missions across South Sudan has attended a five days workshop on “personal integration of values and communication dynamics in the mission”. The group of young evangelisers, brothers and priests, meets every other year to share missionary experiences and reflect...

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Sisters listen to help heal as Rwanda marks 23 years since the genocide

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sistersTESTIMONY - Like nuns everywhere, the Benebikira Sisters, the oldest indigenous congregation in Rwanda, have sisters who are teachers, nurses, pharmacists, formators and administrators. But they also have religious with a unique title: Sister Listeners. "The genocide created many problems...

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Dialogue into the future. Jewish and Catholic approaches: preparing the next generation

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sup genTESTIMONY - Fr. Philipp Renczes SJ, Director of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. Father Philipp Renczes is professor in systematic theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Since 2011, Father Philipp has been the director of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies...

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Irish sister in the Philippines is the latest activist to suffer

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Sr. Kathleen Melia-3 cropNEWS 2017 - Sr. Kathleen Melia is recovering in a Manila hospital after she was attacked outside her convent in a remote island in the southern Philippines on March 1. She underwent surgery to repair a broken leg, suffered in the attack in Midsalip on the island of Mindanao. She is already starting physical therapy...

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Myanmar – Sister Marta: The “Mother Teresa of Burma”. | Comboni Missionaries

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sister martaTESTIMONY - They all call her the “Mother Teresa of Burma”: Sister Marta Mya Thwe, a religious of the Congregation of St. Joseph of the Apparition (SJA), is committed to taking care of people with AIDS or HIV, who lack proper care, are marginalised by society and thrown out by families, and of whom the Burmese health institutions...

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NEPAL JESUIT SOCIAL INSTITUTE - “Reaching the Unreached” January – February 2017

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nepalTESTIMONY - Pramila Surel is the first woman to pass class 10 from the Surel community in Suri VDC. She is a teacher in the local School named, Bhuneshwor in which all the children of Surel community do their primary education. She has been teaching in the school for about two and half year. Meeting Pramila during the earthquake...

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Paraguay: Women Religious Work Where Priests Can Rarely Visit

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missionaryTESTIMONY - When the Missionary Sisters of the Teaching and Atoning Savior from Peru arrived toward the end of the 20th century, it caused a veritable sensation in the rural enclaves of Virgen del Carmelo de Villa Ygatimy, a sprawling community northeast of Paraguay’s capital of Asunción. Today, the sisters serve some 20,000 faithful through about 100 “chapels,”...

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Mission is a journey into gratitude

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glendayTESTIMONY - On June 2 this year, the Comboni Missionaries celebrate 150 years of their foundation. Not long before, on April 16, Comboni Missionary Fr David Kinnear Glenday celebrates forty years of priesthood. Here, drawing out the missionary meaning of gratitude, he shares something of what these two significant milestones mean...

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Why women are crucial in making 2017 the year of nonviolence and peace and why we need to listen to their voices

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women nonviolenceTESTIMONY - We need to act now to ensure the inclusion of women at all levels of the peacemaking process to transform the reality of our world and the Church. 2017 began with Pope Francis urging that we “make nonviolence the new style of politics for peace.” In the secular world, the new UN Secretary General António Guterres likewise called on renewed...

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Pope Francis: «There is corruption in the Vatican. But I’m at peace»

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civiltà cattolicaTESTIMONY - “The Pope is late” they tell me at the entrance to Aula Paolo VI on 25 November 2016. Inside the chamber where the Synods are held, 140 Superiors General of male religious orders and congregations (USG), were waiting at the conclusion of their 88th General Assembly. Outside, a light rain was falling. “Go and bring forth fruit...

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Democratic Republic of Congo – Salesian Missionaries Provide Education and Workforce Development to Youth Denied Education

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congoTESTIMONY - Salesian missionaries in Uvira, within South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, are providing young children and older youth an opportunity to go to school. Many of these young students are former child soldiers, street children, children accused of witchcraft, abused women and single mothers...

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