On July 31 here in the mission of Piquiá, in Maranhão, we received the visit of the superior general of the Comboni Missionaries, Fr. Tesfaye Tadesse, accompanied by the provincial superior of Brazil, Fr. Dario Bossi. For the occasion we were joined by the community of Balsas, also located in Maranhão.
I feel that for the general it was an important moment to see first hand the reality of this mission, especially of the people of Piquiá de Baixo, who are asking for the resettlement of the neighborhood.
It was also an important moment of togetherness and sharing as a Comboni family! We had the opportunity to share our activities and perspectives.
The visit ended the evening of August 2 with a solemn Mass, well attended by the communities, not only from the parish of Santa Lucía, but also from St. John the Baptist, an old Comboni parish. The Mass was followed by a reception.
It was beautiful to see the affection of the people for the presence and the history of the Comboni Missionaries in this mission.
Let us pray always for vocations, both for the Comboni family and for the entire Church!