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CLIMATE AND BIODIVERSITY – THINKING ECOLOGICALLY – The 2023 Intergenerational Climate Justice Conference –...

  About Cork Conference on Intergenerational Climate Justice The Cork Conference on Intergenerational Climate Justice is an annual event dedicated to fostering awareness, understanding, and action...

SMA Parish Wilton supports the Field of Dreams

The Parishioners of St Joseph’s Parish Wilton have a long established a tradition of generously supporting charities down through the years. These have ranged...

Gold and Silver Jubilees of SMA’s Celebrated in Tanzania

At the end of April 2023, one Golden and three Silver Jubilees were celebrated at the SMA District House in Mwanza, Tanzania,  The event...
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Dromantine Sunday – SMA Open Day – Family Fun Day 2023

The Dromantine Sunday - Open Day and Family Fun Day takes place in  Dromantine this Sunday, from 1pm to 5.30pm. There are all sorts of...

Novena of Prayer and Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Knock Fri 19th – Sat...

This year we celebrate the 43rd National SMA Pilgrimage and Novena of Prayer to Our Lady of Knock.   We are especially happy this year as...

National Novena in honour of St Thérèse of the Child Jesus 2022

Friday, 23rd September to Saturday 1st October 2022 at 7.30pm each evening (7.00pm on Saturday) Once again we are preparing to host our annual SMA...

Sufficiency, Not Growth: Towards a Safe and Sustainable Future – SUMMER SCHOOL 2022 –...

SPEAKERS John Barry is Professor of Green Political Economy and the Director of the Centre for Sustainability and Just Transitions, a Queen’s University Belfast.  Anne B....

SMA Novena – Address from Provincial and Homily from Knock Basilica

The Lamb of God - Jesus - is the focal point of the Apparition at Knock. It is as if Mary is saying in...

NOVENA MASS – from Knock Basilica, Saturday 28th of May

The 2022 SMA annual Novena to Our Lady of Knock comes to its conclusion today at Knock Basilica.  It can be viewed live, beginning with...

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF KNOCK BEGINS

The annual SMA National Novena of Prayer in honour of Our Lady of Knock begins this evening,  Friday 20th of May.    The theme of...

SMA National Novena of Prayer 2022

The annual SMA National Novena of Prayer in honour of Our Lady of Knock takes place from Friday 20th to Saturday 28th of May...

SMA SUMMER SCHOOL 2022

You are cordially invited to attend the SMA Summer School 2022.  The event will take place online on Saturday 18th and the morning of Sunday...

Labour Trafficking and Supply Chains – part two

The $43.4 billion per annum that accrues from forced labour is the root cause motivating Traffickers to enslave human beings.  Stopping these profits is...

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING – Labour Trafficking and Supply Chains

Today, 8 February, the international anti-human trafficking network, Thalita Kum, invite you to participate in an eight-hour online Marathon of Prayer and Awareness against...

FAMILY VOCATIONS COMMUNITY (FVC) Thanksgiving Mass 2021

To view this event, giving thanks for the SMA Missionaries Ordained this year and which took place on Sunday 5th of September click on...

SMA IRISH PROVINCE FOUNDER – MEMORIAL

The Centenary of the death of Fr Joseph Zimmerman took place on 19 July, 2021 and this occasion was marked by a memorial event...

MIGRATIONS IN OUR COMMON HOME Causes, Effects & Responses – VIDEO RECORDINGS Summer School...

SPEAKERS John Barry is Professor of Green Political Economy and Director of the Centre for Sustainability and Just Transitions, at Queen’s University Belfast Dug Cubie is...

SMA Dromantine: Retreat & Conference Centre Reopening August 2021

A SAFE AND WARM WELCOME The SMA Community in Dromantine along with our Hospitality Team are ready to safely and warmly welcome you back. We are...

SMA SUMMER SCHOOL 2021

            Migrations in Our Common Home: Causes, Effects, and Responses Since 1984 the SMA has hosted an annual Summer School in Dromantine, Newry, Co Down.  It began...

SMA Novena of Prayer 2021

Our annual SMA National Novena of Prayer in honour of Our Lady takes place from this Friday, 14th May to Saturday, 22nd May. The Novena...

WEBINAR: Global Economics and Local Impacts – the effect on Women and Girls in...

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Human Trafficking: Ireland’s Reality – WEBINAR

The Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) and the Society of African Missions (SMA) will be hosting a Webinar:  Human Trafficking: Ireland’s Reality Date: Tuesday...

SMA NOVEMBER MEMORIAL EVENTS PLAYBACK

This year due to Coronavirus restrictions the SMA was unable to observe its traditional November remembrance of the dead in our Parishes and Houses. ...

The Season of Creation – a time for Prayer and Action

The season starts 1 September, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron...

WEBINAR: Laudato Si and Community Activism Against Environmental Destruction.

  The OLA / SMA Justice Committee is hosting a webinar on 28th July and we invite you all to join us. Date: Tuesday 28th July...

SMA NOVENA IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY

The annual Novena to Our Lady begins at St. Joseph's SMA Church, Blackrock Road, Cork, on Friday 19th May, and culminates with our annual pilgrimage...
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Knock Pilgrimage 2014 photos – 2

Saturday, 24 May 2014 With this Nigerian proverb Bishop Tim Carroll, SMA, emeritus of Kontagora (Nigeria), reminded the pilgrims that their pilgrimage to Our Lady's...
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Knock Pilgrimage 2013 photos

We are happy to publish more photos from the 2013 Annual SMA / OLA Pilgrimage to Knock which took place on Saturday, 25 May...
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Lively multicultural liturgy closes SMA Pilgrimage to Knock

The annual SMA Novena in honour of Our Lady closed with SMA and OLA members along with supporters, family and friends gathering at Our...
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Bishop Kieran O’Reilly – Knock 2013 homily

Bishop Kieran O'Reilly SMA, Bishop of Killaloe and former SMA Superior General, preached at the Closing Mass of the SMA National Novena in honour...

Knock Novena 2012 Day 6 homily

Fr Pat O'Mahony SMA led the Mass and Reconciliation Service on the 6th evening of the Novena in honour of Our Lady. During the...
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Knock Novena 2012 Day 4 homily

Fr Tomás Walsh led the Mass and preached at the 4th evening of the SMA Novena in honour of Our Lady. He was assisted...

Knock Novena 2012 Day 2 homily

Our Lady of the Mission Fr Fachtna O'Driscoll preached at the 2nd night of the 2012 Novena in honour of Our Lady. Here are...
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Knock Novena Preachers & Themes 2012

2012 Knock Novena Preachers & Themes   Friday, 18 May - Fr John Dunne - Mary, Mother of God Saturday, 19 May -...
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Knock Pilgrimage Message 2012

Knock Pilgrimage Message 2012 Friday 18 May - Saturday 26 May When we look at any aspect of our world today we recognize a...
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FVC Day in Claregalway 2011

FVC Day in Claregalway Fr Kevin Conway SMA was one of ten SMA priests ordained in 2011. During the course of his studies -...
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FVC North celebrates 8 Year Sponsors Day

FVC North celebrates with recently-ordained Fr Kevin Conway SMA Sunday, 11 September, saw many members of the Family Vocations Crusade (FVC) gather with newly-ordained...
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Open Day 2011

Dromantine Open Day 2011   Maria McDonald and Mona Magennis, both from Lisburn, helped out at Bettie McGrane's Plant stall. At least there was...
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Knock Pilgrimage 2011

Knock Pilgrimage 2011 The 31st SMA Pilgrimage to Our Lady's Shrine at Knock took place, as usual, on the fourth Saturday of May. Though the...

Open Day 2010

Dromantine Open Day - 13 June 2010 Even with the heavy rain forecast for the Co Down area the crowds still turned out...
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Knock Pilgrimage 2011

SMA National Pilgrimage to Knock  The annual SMA Pilgrimage to Our Lady's Shrine at Knock takes place on Saturday, 28 May, the ninth and...

SMA Retreats 2010

SMA Retreats / Summer School 2010 The annual Retreats for SMA members are taking place in the SMA Dromantine Conference & Retreat Centre as follows:...

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SMA Mission | SMA News SMA Pilgrimage to Knock - 24th Annual Pilgrimage     On SATURDAY, 22nd MAY,...