Comboni Missionaries Celebrate a Historic First
by Lindsay Braud For the first time in its 80-year history, the North American Province (NAP) of the Comboni Missionaries has elected an African as its leader. Father Ruffino Ezama, originally from Arua, Uganda, began his three-year term as provincial superior in January 2020. On a bright, cool January afternoon, …
Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for October
Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for 2019 Entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) OCTOBER A Missionary “Spring” in the Church That the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary “spring” in the Church.
Franciscan focuses on education, community building in Jamaica
As a child, Franciscan Father Jim Bok said he “never” considered become a missionary. “Like many little boys back then, I used to ‘play priest’ with Necco Wafers. We had mission carnivals at school to raise money, but being a missionary was never in my hopes and dreams. I thought …