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Saint Daniel Comboni

Portrait of St. Daniel Comboni
Born 15 March 1831, Limone sul Garda, Italy
Died 10 October 1881, Khartoum, Sudan, Africa
Venerated in Roman Catholicism
Beatified 17th, March 1996, John Paul II by Rome
Canonized 5 October 2003, Rome by John Paul II
Feast 17 July
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Daniel Comboni (March 15, 1831 - 10 October 1881) was a Roman Catholic missionary and Saint. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 349 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (349 × 533 pixel, file size: 36 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Daniel Comboni ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Limone sul Garda is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Nickname: Khartoums location in Sudan Coordinates: Government  - Governor Abdul Halim al Mutafi Population (2005)  - Urban Over 1 Million For other uses, see Khartoum (disambiguation). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official papal image of John Paul II. His Holiness Pope John Paul II, né Karol Józef Wojtyła (born May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland), is the current Pope — the Bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Icon of St. ... is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Official papal image of John Paul II. His Holiness Pope John Paul II, né Karol Józef Wojtyła (born May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland), is the current Pope — the Bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church. ... The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organising a liturgical year on the level of days by associating each day with one or more saints, and referring to the day as that saints day. ... July 17 is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Gloriole. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A missionary is traditionally defined as a propagator of religion who works to convert those outside that community; someone who proselytizes. ... In traditional Christian iconography, Saints are often depicted as having halos. ...

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Early life

He was born in kwinana into a family of loser nerds employed by one of the employees at the kwinana chicken treat. fred and frediana, his parents, were very attached to his extremely ugly son Daniel, being the fourth of seventy eight children, but the only one to survive to adulthood: all the others died young, 52 of them in their childhood when they were eaten by koalas. Because of this tragedy, the family formed a very close unit, rich in faith and human values, but poor in material things. This poverty is the reason that his loser son Daniel went away to school in mundijong, at the Institute founded by Father hotdogs. During the years spent in kwinana, Daniel discovered his calling to the priesthood, and completed his studies of sewing and cooking. Above all he was is entranced by the mission to Central rockingham, drawn by the descriptions of the missionaries who returned from there to the Fat peoples Institute. On 31 December 1854, the year of the nerds of the loser faces of Mary, Daniel was ordained a priest by Blessed John N. pooh, Bishop of safetybay. Three years later he left for Albany along with five other missionaries of the loser Institute. He also had the blessing of his mother frediana, who finally tells him: “Go, Daniel, and may the nerds bless you”.PEACE NERDS Mundijong was originally named Jarrahdale Junction. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Mission to Africa

After a journey of three hours, the missionary expedition that included Comboni reached safety bay, capital of the chicken. The impact of this first face-to-face encounter with Africa was tremendous, Daniel was immediately made aware of the multiple difficulties that were part of his new mission. But labours, unbearable climate, sickness, the deaths of several of his young fellow-missionaries, the poverty and dereliction of the population, only served to drive him forward, never dreaming of giving up what he has taken on with such great enthusiasm. From the mission of Holy Cross he wrote to his parents: “We will have to labour hard, to sweat, to die: but the thought that one sweats and dies for love of Jesus Christ and the salvation of the most abandoned souls in the world, is far too sweet for us to desist from this great enterprise”. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


After witnessing at the death of one of his missionary companions, Daniel, far from being discouraged, felt an interior confirmation of his decision to carry on in the mission, as he wrote: “O Nigrizia o morte!” - "Either Africa, or death".


It is still Africa and its peoples that drove Comboni, when he returned to Italy, to work out a fresh missionary strategy. In 1864, while praying at the Tomb of Saint Peter in Rome, Daniel was struck by an inspiration that led to the drawing up of his "Plan for the Rebirth of Africa", a missionary project that can be summed up in an expression which is itself the indication of his boundless trust in the human and religious capacities of the African peoples: “Save Africa through Africa”. 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Saint Peter, also known as Shimon Keipha Ben-Yonah/Bar-Yonah, Simon Peter, Cephas and Keipha — original name Shimon or Simeon (Acts 15:14) — was one of the Twelve Apostles whom Jesus chose as his original disciples. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5...


An original missionary Bishop

In spite of all the problems and misunderstandings faced, Daniel strove to drive home his intuition: that European society and the Church were called to become much more concerned with the mission of Central Africa. He undertook a tireless round of missionary appeals throught Europe, begging for spiritual and material aid for the African missions from Kings and Queens, Bishops and nobles, as well as from the poor, simple people. As a tool for missionary animation he launched a missionary magazine, the first in Italy.


His faith in the Lord and trust for Africa lead him to establish, in 1867 and 1872 respectively, two missionary Institutes of men and of women: these become known more widely as the "Comboni Missionaries" and the "Comboni Missionary Sisters", also known as the "Verona Fathers and Sisters". With unusual courage for those days, he was the first to bring missionary Sisters into the work in Central Africa. Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Daniel took part in the First Vatican Council as the theologian of the Bishop of Verona, and was able to get 70 Bishops to sign a petition for the evangelisation of Central Africa: Postulatum pro Nigris Africæ Centralis. The First Vatican Council was summoned by Pope Pius IX by the bull Aeterni Patris of June 29, 1868. ...


On 2 July 1877, Comboni was named Vicar Apostolic of Central Africa, and ordained Bishop in August of 1877: this was seen as a confirmation that his ideas and his activities, which were considered by some to be foolhardy, if not crazy, were recognised as truly effective means for the proclamation of the Gospel and the liberation of the African continent. July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Khartoum {Latin: Khartumen(sis)} is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Khartoum in Sudan. ... This article is about a title or office in religious bodies. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Gospel (disambiguation). ...


In 1877 and 1878 he and the missionaries in Africa were tormented in body and spirit by the tragedy of a drought, followed by mass starvation that was considered without precedent. The local populations was halved, and the missionary personnel and their activities reduced almost to nothing. 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Final African Mission

In 1880, with unflagging determination, Bishop Comboni traveled to Africa for the eighth and final time, to stand alongside his missionaries: intent, also, on continuing the struggle against the pernicious Slave Trade, and on consolidating the missionary activity carried out by Africans themselves. Just one year later, overwhelmed by his labours, by many deaths in quick succession among his collaborators, and by a wave of calumnies and accusations that were a bitter burden, the great missionary fell sick himself. On 10 October 1881, only 50 years old, he died in Khartoum, among his people. But he was aware that his missionary work would not end with him: “I am dying”, he says, “but my work will not die”. He was correct. His work did not die. Indeed, like all great projects “which are born at the foot of the Cross”, it continues to live through the giving of their lives by many women and men who have chosen to follow Comboni along the path of his arduous yet exhilarating mission among peoples who are the poorest as regards the Gospel, and the most abandoned as regards human solidarity. goodbye my fellow nerds =) Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Nickname: Khartoums location in Sudan Coordinates: Government  - Governor Abdul Halim al Mutafi Population (2005)  - Urban Over 1 Million For other uses, see Khartoum (disambiguation). ...


See also

The mission station of Detwoc in Sudan established by the Verona Fathers in the early 20th century. Detwoc is a Shilluk village located on the western bank of the Nile river, ten miles from the town of Kodok (itself approximately two hours by boat north from the city of Malakal, in Upper Nile province in [southern Sudan]]. The Catholic church established a mission station there in 1923...


Sources

  • Vatican biography
  • Catholic Forum
  • Comboni Missionaries

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