Melanie Rigney is the author of Brotherhood of Saints and Radical Saints (Franciscan Media). Melanie is also a regular contributor to Living Faith, the Catholic devotional, and writes weekly for Your Daily Tripod, a Catholic blog. She is a member of the Catholic Writers' Guild, Capital Christian Writers, and several other writing groups. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, where she is a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and is active in the Cursillo movement.
Daniel Comboni’s first missionary trip to Africa ended in failure. He returned home to Italy and came up with the idea to directly involve African Christians in evangelizing their sisters and brothers. This inclusive effort bore much fruit.
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