The vocation to missionary life is first and foremost a response to God’s call and the Gospel challenge, “Go out to all the world and proclaim the Good News…” (Mk 16:15). It’s a sobering thought to think that two thousand years after Jesus walked the face of the earth, the majority of the world’s people still await the proclamation of the Kingdom of God! The missionary vocation calls for the desire to serve and for the Comboni Missionaries. It means to grow in solidarity with the poor. St. Comboni’s passion was for the “poorest and most abandoned.”
This calls for an adventurous spirit but above all, a trusting spirit! We work for the integral liberation of persons disfigured by sin and injustices, forming activities that favor the development of the whole person. The Comboni Missionary vocation is an initiative of the gratuitous love with which the Lord calls to himself those whom he wishes; transforms them, strengthens them with His Spirit and sends them to carry His name to the nations. Candidates to the Comboni Missionaries, with the help of God, conform their lives to that of Christ, the Good Shepherd with the Pierced Heart, according to this charism of St. Comboni that continues to express itself in the Institute of the MCCJ.