St Daniel Comboni’s Writings
Comboni wrote a lot in his life. A simple example: in a letter dated May 12, 1871, addressed to Bishop Luigi di Canossa, Bishop of Verona, he argues that since the beginning of January he had already written 1347 letters. Of all his business correspondences today we keep 1200 documents found in archives, libraries and private collections.
Comboni certainly did not think of a possible publication, his writings are therefore able to reveal in a direct form 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.