Meet the Missionary
Meet the Missionary:
Fr. Manuel Baeza Gama, mccj
North American Province Headquarters
Title: Provincial Superior
Responsible for: keeping in close contact with all the members of the Province, officially visiting each community annually, facilitating dialogue and enhancing communication, and providing spiritual and administrative counsel, guidance and leadership for the Province.
Native of: Tancitaro, Michoacán, Mexico
Joined the Comboni Missionaries: 1983
Took First Vows: 1989
Priestly Ordination: 1996
Notable assignment: served in South Africa for eight years, where he learned one of the local languages, Tsonga, in order to better serve the Shangan, Sotho and Zulu peoples.
Favorite Bible passage: 1 Cor. 13: 1-13
Mission Inspiration: “I felt a call to go beyond the boundaries of my own culture and local diocesan parish life.”
Little known fact: He is the third of four brothers.
Quote: “We like to take a direction that seems more certain, but the Lord challenges us to take one that is more uncertain, less secured. In all humility, all we need is to trust.”