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August 2023

Homily for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year A

Readings: Jeremiah 20:7-9; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27 Theme:   The Cost of Discipleship Poor Peter! In last Sunday’s gospel reading, we saw Jesus declaring him blessed and...

PASSION of John the Baptist 29/08/23

Yesterday we celebrated Saint Augustine. One of the lines associated with him ‘Late have I loved you’ might be changed for today’s saint –...

Homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings: Isaiah 22:19-23; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-20 Theme: ‘But who do you say I am?’  (Mt 16:15) At the foot of Mount Hermon, on the border...

AFRICA – The rush for lithium: an opportunity for the continent?

Rome (Fides News Agency) - Africa holds 30-75% of the world's reserves of lithium, phosphate, copper, chromium, manganese, gold, platinum, diamonds and aluminum Some...

SMA SUMMER CAMPS 2023

          The SMA Summer Camp in Dromantine began over fifty years ago – This year, during August, over 600 participants attended, with two weeks for...

Homily for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings:  Isaiah 56:1,6-7; Romans 11:13-15,29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 Theme: ‘Woman, great is your Faith’ (Mt 15:28) There is no more powerful force in this world than the...

Homily for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A

Readings: 1 Kings 19:9, 11-13; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33 Theme:    Faith in Stormy Times It’s never easy, at any time, to keep faith but to hold...

SMA International News – August 2023

Welcome to the August edition of the SMA International News.  This month’s bulletin features stories from:  ROME: We hear about a visit of OLA Sisters to...

SMA Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Opening its Doors to African and Asian Students...

In 1952 a decision was made by the SMA to admit African candidates to the Society. However, due to the fact that there were...

Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration

Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration (6th August 2023) Readings: Daniel 7:9-10; Peter 1:16-19; Matthew 17:1-9 Theme:  ‘I looked at Christ transfigured without fear’ (Patrick...