“A mission as arduous as ours cannot survive with superficial holiness… Our candidates must be set alight with love.” - Comboni, 1881
"Becoming a priest or a man or woman Religious is not primarily our own decision... Rather it is a response to a call and to a call of love." - Pope Francis, 6 July 2013
The Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (mccj), faithful to the vocation they received, are committed to the Church’s mission and endeavor to be witnesses of the Gospel with an attitude of collaboration and dialogue with other cultures and religions.
In this way, we are promoters of a world that is more just and fraternal. As an Institute that is exclusively missionary within the Roman Catholic Church, we welcome young men who want to dedicate their lives in service to the Kingdom of Life in the areas of our world where the signs of death abound.
The Comboni Missionary Priest dedicates his energy to evangelization, working for the salvation and integral liberation of people. He learns from, loves, and respects the culture of the country in which he is sent. He helps form local leaders and animates the local churches with a missionary spirit.
The Comboni Missionary Brother realises his vocation by building up and developing individuals and the Christian family. He does this through his profession, or through pastoral service.
We are consecrated Brothers and Priests from many countries: an expression of the pilgrim church, constantly moving and growing, encountering diverse peoples and cultures. Though the missionary does spend some time in his home country, he is open to being sent wherever the Lord leads him, ultimately finding his “home” in the Word of God.
Called to Serve - Radio Veritas Comboni Missionaries