Ongoing formation


Concerning the ‘internal’ structures of the Province different Secretariats offer to the Provincial Council their collaboration in the implementation of the policies laid out in its Plan of Action. The secretariats operating today are the following:

Secretariat of Evangelization. (At present in charge also of On-going Formation).

Secretariat of Mission Animation and Vocation Promotion.

Secretariat of Formation.

Secretariat of Finance.

The Secretariats of the task of implementing policies of the Provincial Council in the different fields of activity. They meet regularly and offer concrete suggestions and proposals to the Provincial Council.

Initiatives of formation are being organized in collaboration with Comboni Sisters and other pastoral agents (zonal recollection days, Spiritual Exercises, workshops, General Assemblies, etc.).

-  Provincial Assembly possibly every year.

- Two “Comboni Days” every year on major topics in the fields of Ongoing Formation and Evangelization.

- Yearly meeting of Community Superiors.

- Seminar for Newcomers every two years (organized with the Comboni Sisters).

- Age group seminars.

- Regular visits of communities by the Provincial Superior.

- Four zonal retreats and yearly Spiritual Exercises (with the Comboni Sisters).

- Annual retreats both in English and Italian

The Country

Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation from 1936-41. In 1974, a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (who had ruled since 1930) and established a socialist state.



The Ethiopian Catholic Church, formerly known as the Uniat Abyssinian Church, is a Metropolitan sui iuris Eastern particular Church within the Catholic Church. .




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