St. Daniel Comboni, from whom our name comes, was one of the great evangelizers of the 19th century. He founded the religious congregation of the Comboni Missionary Sisters in January 1872. Today, the Comboni family is made up of sisters, priests, brothers, seculars and laity. Comboni was born in Limone sul Garda, Italy on March 15, 1831. Of humble origin and the only survivor of eight children, he was ordained a priest in 1854, and in 1877 he was consecrated bishop of Central Africa.