I prefer Paradise!

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St. Philip Neri

This is the title of a wonderful movie on the life of St. Philip Neri. It starts with a beautiful scene of Philip going to Rome to ask permission to go to Africa as a missionary. While having a rest in the middle of the veld, he is awakened by a small child, Jesus, who tells him: your Africa is in Rome. And the film goes on showing Philip arriving in Rome

A Time for Everything

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A time for everything

Time is part of our life. We count the days, months, years and centuries. We run after time. We have time or no time. Sometimes we wish for more time to sleep, to work or to pray. We wish that the day had 48 hours. We want to live many years or sometimes we are tired of living because life is hard. We get lost if we do not have a watch around our wrist. It seems that time is haunting us.

Watch And Pray

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Watch and Pray

As we start a new liturgical year Jesus invites us to be alert to his coming. The time of Advent is characterized by the attitudes of waiting and attention, hope and joy, because God comes again. Advent leads us to the celebration of Christmas, where we celebrate Jesus’ first coming and we prepare ourselves for his second coming. We celebrate the first coming of Jesus,

Priestly ordination of Kgomotso

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Kgomotso

The priestly ordination of Deacon Kgomotso Sebopela Ronnie took place the 22nd November, 2014, in Soshanguve, Pretoria North, at the Tshwane University of Technology campus, in South Africa. The following day, 23rdNovember, the rain, a sign of God’s blessings in this country, welcomed us while performing

Missionary Congress

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Missonary congress

October Month was full of meaningful events in line with our missionary charism. Many of our communities organized their meetings of the Comboni friends. It is an initiative that is taking shape little by little in our communities, as an opportunity to make Comboni known and to create a missionary mentality in the Church and in the people who are close to us.

132 years later

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Comboni

The Comboni missionaries present in Pietermaritzburg celebrated the gift of Saint Daniel Comboni together with the parishioners of Saint Joan of Arc and the Comboni friends of the area around Pietermaritzburg. Comboni died one hundred and thirty two years ago consumed by the many hardships he was going through at that time as well as by the persistent malaria

Vocational Workshop in Pretoria

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The Comboni Missionaries take to heart their commitment to promote vocations to priesthood and consecrated and missionary life, wherever they are. The vocation promoter, Bro. Francis Padovan, is in touch with many young people in the whole country and invites them for different workshops through the year in order to help them to see clearer the plan of God.

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Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus Christ, love him tenderly and seek always better to understand the meaning of a God who died on the Cross for the salvation of souls

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