Comboni Missionaries Ireland

Brazil: the new report denounces the advance of miners in the indigenous territory

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed 318,000 people across the country, illegal activity never stopped – on the contrary, suggests a new survey on the expansion of mining in the indigenous territory. Produced by Hutukara Yanomami Association (HAY) and Wanasseduume Ye’kwana Association (Seduume), the report “Scars in the Forest – the growth of …

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Reflection: in the silence of our loneliness

Many of us may feel lonely and abandoned in these challenging times. Gatherings in church, at home, or in Christian communities are discouraged or considered risky. Praying with the family is possible if the rules of how to protect ourselves against the Coronavirus are observed. Nevertheless, we can continue to experience God’s presence in prayer. …

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Oral Literature: Why Warthog has Small Tusks

Amongst the Baila people, a story has been passed on through the oral tradition to explain why Warthog has small tusks. There was a time, long, long ago, when Elephant’s nephew, Warthog, had handsome long, curved tusks and Warthog’s uncle, Elephant, had shorter tusks that curved upwards. Both Elephant and Warthog lived harmoniously together in …

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Vocation Story: Sister Angelina Nyakuru, “to serve God and the poor”

She grew up in Uganda. Her father died when she was just eight years old. “Life was difficult, but my mother always encouraged us,” she says. “I prepared for my First Communion with the nuns and priests at the mission station of the Comboni Missionaries from Italy. There I met Sister Paola, who was a …

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