Satisfying a Thirst for God

United States Catholic Mission Association

“Faces of Mission” is a bi-weekly blog series produced by the United States Catholic Mission Association highlighting our membership and all their work in and for mission. This week we feature Rev. Joseph Bragotti, MCCJ. Fr. Bragotti is a Comboni Missionary who has spent his life in communications and mission work.   

Satisfying a Thirst for God

An Attraction Becomes a Calling
At ten years old, Joseph Bragotti had his first encounter with mission and missionaries. He met a Comboni Missionary with a friend and the two of them immediately decided they wanted to go to Africa. At the time, the desire to go to Africa was mainly to see lions, Fr. Bragotti says, but after that initial meeting, “[t]here was always this attraction” to Africa.

Fr. Bragotti celebrates mass while on mission.  Photo courtesy of Fr. Joseph Bragotti.Fr. Bragotti celebrates mass while on mission.
Photo courtesy of Fr. Joseph Bragotti.

Even though Fr. Bragotti had come in contact with Comboni Missionaries…

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