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April 2023

Thank you for a job well done

In Parishes all around the world Easter, and the weeks leading up to it were busy preparing and organizing for Holy Thursday, Good Friday...

Fr John Dunleavy SMA – Funeral homily

Fr John Dunleavy, SMA, died on Friday, 14 April 2023 in the St Theresa’s Nursing Unit, African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork. He was 86...

Late Fr John Dunleavy SMA

Fr John Dunleavy, SMA, died peacefully on Friday, 14 April 2023, in the African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork. Fr John was 86 years old...

April 2023| For a non-violent culture

No to violence, no to war, no to arms: Pope Francis calls for a culture of peace Sixty years after St. John XXIII published the encyclical Pacem in...

Jesus is Risen!

The famous Christian author (Narnia etc.), C. S. Lewis, said that Jesus could only be one of three things: 1) a habitual liar (meaning...

Holy Saturday – the Easter Candle

The Easter Candle which is lit during the Easter Vigil brings out the message of Easter better than many words. In the candle, which...

Ecce Homo – ‘Behold the Human Being’

In his description of the trial of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel, St John narrates how Pilate had Jesus brutally flogged: And the soldiers wove...

Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Holy Thursday 2023

Below is an edited version of a Reflection written by Fr Jim Kirstein first published in 2018.  Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper In a television...

Fr Fintan Daly, SMA – Obituary

Fr Fintan Daly, SMA - Obituary When the Venerable Bishop Melchior de Marion Brésillac founded his Society of African Missions on the 8th of...

SMA International News – April 2023

Welcome to the April edition of the SMA International News. In this Bulletin we have reports from: Liberia: Where we join an annual pilgrimage in...

A Lenten Journey of Faith

Our thanks to Fr Patrickson Francis, an Indian SMA, who sent us this story and photographs from Sierra Leone.  The SMA Buedu Mission Lenten Pilgrimage...