Welcome to the Comboni Lay Missionary Program

We're a Catholic community of lay men and women who live out our faith by walking with the poor of other lands, helping to build a more just and compassionate world. Read More »

  • From the Field

    We hear remarkable stories from our lay missionaries on the ground. While these provide but only a small glimpse of their long journeys, here we share some of their experiences in their own words. Please feel free to leave a comment.

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    Young boys playing soccer at dusk in Zambia.
  • Is This For Me?

    To assist you in discovering whether your path leads to lay mission service,  we have some resources, including eligibility criteria, some Frequently Asked Questions, and a list of books that may help you think through your vocation.

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    Mike Florino teaching math in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Where We Work

    Following in the footsteps of our founder Saint Daniel Comboni, our lay missionaries go to places where the needs are greatest. Over the years, we have worked in 11 countries, and currently serve in South America and Africa. In 2014, we are organizing new mission opportunities in Vietnam.

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    Homes of the nomadic Borana people of Dadim in Ethiopia.
  • What We Do

    We are a Catholic community of lay people who live out our faith and ideals by walking with the poor of other countries, sharing our talents, learning from one another, and joining the struggle for a more just and compassionate world.

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    Andrea McSorley teaching at the Comboni Technical Centre in Malawi.
  • Support Us

    Maybe you can’t head out to mission overseas right now, but you can still be a part of our work. Through your prayers and financial support, you can reach out to our brothers and sisters around the world. We can’t do it without your help.

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    The parish community at Senor de los Milagros church in Peru.