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Miles for Mission – October – Mission Month

Miles for Mission is a wonderful initiative aimed at creating missionary togetherness! October is Mission Month and World Missions Ireland (the Pope’s official charity for...
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Rights of workers and the unemployed – The Pope’s Video

October is the month when the Nobel Committee announce the recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. This year Pope Francis was a strong...

Mass in Honour of Count Llewellyn Blake – Homily by Fr Michael McCabe SMA

"... he was a big hearted man whose life reflected God’s generous giving, a man who wanted to ensure that his considerable wealth would...

The SMA Summer Camp 2017 on video with breathtaking views of Dromantine

We are delighted to present a wonderful video of the 2017 SMA Summer Camp at Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre. There are breath taking...

African Link Newsletter

Dear SMA Members and Friends, I hope you have had a restful and relaxing summer. Below you will find a link to the latest edition of...

Cardinal’s plan for laypeople to lead parishes

Cardinal Reinhard Marx has announced plans to allow laypeople in his Archdiocese of Munich to lead parishes where there are no priests. In doing...

Climate Volunteers and the Thumbprint Campaign

During 2015, the SMA introduced the Thumbprint Campaign for Climate Justice and with the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on ecology, Laudato Si, it...

LAITY AND THE SMA

When he founded the SMA in 1856, Bishop de Brésillac wanted to establish a "Society of clergy and lay people”, which would bring the...