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Homily – 163rd anniversary of the death of SMA Founder

On 25 June 1859, the SMA Founder, Bishop Melchior de Marion Brésillac died of Yellow Fever in Freetown, Sierra Leone. On 25 June last,...
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To Prepare His Ways

To Prepare His Ways. Patrick J Harrington SMA. (Cork: SMA Publications, 2021). Pp. 416. Entering St. Patrick’s building in Maynooth and turning right towards the...

The courage, conviction and zeal of de Brésillac

Last May, Pope Francis recognized the 'heroic virtues' of the SMA Founder, Bishop Melchior de Marion Brésillac. Each year, SMAs gather to pray for...

Venerable Melchior de Marion Brésillac SMA – 161st anniversary

On 25 June, 161 years ago, the Founder of the Society of African Missions , Bishop Melchior de Marion Brésillac, recently declared Venerable, died...

Pope Francis advances the Cause of the SMA Founder

Fr Bruno Semplicio SMA was, for many years, the priest responsible for promoting the Cause for the Canonization of our Founder, Bishop Melchior de...

SMA Founder moves closer to Canonisation

A life totally consecrated to the Missions On Tuesday, 26 May 2020, Pope Francis approved the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Melchior Maria...

163rd Anniversary of SMA foundation

As the numbers of SMAs in Europe decline we are blessed with the growth of SMA vocations in Africa, India and Philippines. This year...

Message of Pope Francis for World Mission Sunday

  Message of Pope Francis for World Mission Sunday, encouraging prayers, cooperation and help for missions as well as reminding Christians about the fundamental missionary...