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Mission is Fun

As humor and goodness of heart are qualities of Christian and missionary life, the new column “Mission is fun” will be publishing some anecdotes and stories that have happened in a missionary context to lighten up the spirits and trigger a smile in our faces.   

“I Do Not Know Where I Have to Alight”

Professor of Philosophy Fr Archie has been lecturing for years at the city’s Theological University. Esteemed for the vast knowledge in his field of studies, he is also known for his proverbial forgetfulness.

Visitors at Night

Many years ago, the community of missionaries was experiencing repeated small robberies on their property. One night, two blankets were gone; on another occasion, the ladder; next, even a few frozen chicken and some beers were stolen from the pantry.

The Licensee’s Prompter

Fr. Fulvio had been working for more than thirty years in Uganda, in the northern part of the country.

Seven Fun Facts About The Pope

Does the pope have an annual salary? Why does the pope wear white? The papacy is fascinating to many people and mysterious to others. Here is a brief list of seven fun facts about the pope that help explain the papacy and its traditions.

Did Jesus Have A Sense Of Humor?

Laughter is indeed good medicine. It saves us from stubbornness, fear, and the temptation to take ourselves too seriously.

On The Importance Of Knowing Latin

Mexican Comboni Fr. Manuel Casillas, who is now working in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, served for six years in the General Administration of the Comboni Missionaries in Rome some years ago.

A ‘Stormy’ Rainmaking Dance

Father Tarcisio, an Italian Comboni Missionary, had always believed in the use of mass media in catechesis, even before the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Cathechesi Tradendae (on catechesis in our time) by Saint Pope John Paul II in 1979.

A Trickery Meal

Fr. Cervetto got used to living alone in Darfur (which later became a war zone in Sudan), so he would eat little and adapt himself to the food served when eating with others.

Profession of Faith in a Plane

Have you ever had to swear that Jesus Christ is risen? I had to. Returning from vacation on the plane between Rome and Cairo, I got a seat next to a little girl who was travelling alone. The steward sat her down and made sure she had a plastic bag around her neck in which her ticket and passport…

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