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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...

Our Founder Today, June 2018 – Courage for the Missions

As we are reflecting upon appreciative discernment, let us recognize the missionary courage found in our confreres and help each other to fan the...

38th Annual SMA Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

"Let us pray that the gathering of families, from the five continents, will bring us renewed courage and many blessings; and that Pope Francis...