St. Daniel Comboni wrote a lot in his life. In a letter dated May 12, 1871 addressed to Bishop Luigi di Canossa, Bishop of Verona, St. Comboni argues that since the beginning of January he had already written 1,347 letters. Of all his business correspondences today, we keep 1,200 documents found in archives, libraries, and private collections.
Since St. Comboni never intended for his writings to be published, his work reveals in a direct and spontaneous way his true personality of human being, his total involvement in the African problem, his emotional charge and attention to everything that could have some relationship with the reality of the mission.
Although his vision of human being was optimistic, he did not fail to respond to heated debates, especially when it came to defending his missionaries and their activities.
Saint Daniel Comboni - Champion of Civilization: Promotional book on some essential facts of Comboni’s life
A Man for Africa - A short biography of Comboni in a comic book