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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


‘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...

During ‘Week of Witness’ we remember two OLA Beatified Martyrs

"It was the people themselves who asked for Sisters. Now they're asking us to stay...  I have great confidence in Our Lady of Africa... I...

‘Week of Witness’ – Remembering Frs John Hannon and Tommy Hassett SMA

The special ‘Week of Witness’ allows us to remember all who have suffered and died for their faith and who continue to suffer and...


Red Wednesday is an annual day to draw attention to the plight of those who are persecuted and oppressed for their religious beliefs. Cathedrals,...