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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


Homily at Thanksgiving Mass for Fr Paddy (PJ) Kelly SMA, Wilton, Cork

Fr Joe Egan, SMA, preached at the Mass prior to the burial of Fr Paddy (PJ) Kelly, in St Joseph’s SMA Church, Wilton, Cork....

Fr Patrick J M (PJ) Kelly SMA RIP

Fr P J Kelly SMA 1 March 1954 – 14 January 2020   The members of the Society of African Missions are mourning the unexpected death...

Nigeria and Burkina Faso – Attacks on Christians continue

The BBC was first to report the tragic news that the former Boko Haram insurgency, now known as Islamic State of West Africa Province...

‘My Mission Journey’ – the memoir of Fr. Eddie Deeney SMA is published

My Mission Journey A Memoir of an Irish Missionary Priest by Fr Eddie Deeney SMA During the SMA Apostolic Community meeting and celebration lunch at Dromantine on...

Proposed Nigerian Hate Speech Bill Opposed by Catholic Hierarchy

Vatican News and Vatican Radio have carried an interview with Fr Patrick Alumuku, Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Abuja, (19 December 2019)...

Friends of Africa (FOA) 2019 Christmas Newsletter

  The Christmas Newsletter from the Friends of Africa has been forwarded to us by Chris O'Donoghue. To access the newsletter, please click here.  We encourage...

Victoria Falls – forewarning of things to come if we do not change?

“A stark reminder of what climate change is doing to our environment”. - Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia   Editor's Note: If there is a biblical...

A Most Welcoming Parish by Alan Whelan

  "Back home in Ireland I pray daily that our church continue to be blessed with priests of the welcome, prayerful disposition and missionary zeal...