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trees_featherLiving in and involved with the communities in which we work, we in the SMA witness on a daily basis the struggle of Africa to achieve its potential in today’s world.
Africa for the SMA is the continent where we have found:
– a welcome
– an openness to receiving God’s  Word
– an attraction that inspires our missionaries to spend and give their lives.  At present, SMA works in 16 countries in Africa. For more information about any of these countries click on the name of country below
Angola Benin Central African Rep D R Congo Egypt
Ghana Ivory Coast Kenya Liberia Morocco
Niger Nigeria South Africasouth_africa_flag Tanzaniatanzania TogoFlag of Togo
Zambia        

 

“The role of women… for the Salvation of Humankind cannot be overemphasised” – Zambian...

Zambia’s Bishop of Mansa, Zambia, Patrick Chisanga, OFM Conv., says the role of women in the accomplishment of the Divine Will for the Salvation...

SMA missionary interviewed by ‘Voice of America’ re Kenyan elections

On July 13, 2017, Voice of America (VoA) English Service to Africa,  which reaches more than 50 million listeners across Africa, broadcast an interview with Fr Padraig...

National Church collection this weekend in aid of the hunger crisis in east-Africa

Special collections will take place at all Masses across Ireland this weekend, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July, in support of people currently affected...

Nelson Mandela Day – 18th July – His vision for a better world

"In the end, I believe it is kindness and generous accommodation that are the catalyst for real change..." - Nelson Mandela Mandela's vision for a...

A Call for Restraint – Nigerian National Peace Committee Statement

The Provincial of the OLA Sisters, Sr Kathleen McGarvey OLA, has forwarded an email received on July 11, 2017, from Arthur-Martins AGINAM, Ph.D, from...

‘Convoy Faith’ and the Battle of the Atlantic – 74th Anniversary

Editor's Note: 74 years ago today, several SMA and OLA missionaries were sailing towards Casablanca, having been evacuated on the late evening of July...

The rocky road to Kenya’s elections

Editor's Note: The following report has been written for the IRIN news agency (10 July 2017) by Anjli Parrin, which highlights growing tensions in Kenya in the run-up to...

Really Big Little Miracles in Liberia

My friend Michael Elliott... used to say that we live in an “age of miracles.” I thought of that while in the village with the...