Many SMA’s have, down through the years, worked in Northern Nigeria and learned Hausa, the lingua franca spoken among the different linguistic and ethnic groups who live in this part of the world. In the Hausa language, apart from the everyday word for food, there is a specific word meaning food for the journey, i.e. “Gurasa,”  – that which nourishes and sustains the traveller.  Each week over the coming few months we will publish a new article, like this one, under the heading of Food for our Faith Journey and we hope it will provide some sustenance as we travel with God on our own life journey.  

Each article will contain three items:

  • To inform us –  a video reflection on living the Catholic Faith, written and recorded by SMA Missionaries. These give a brief look at what the Church teaches about a particular topic.  
  • To raise our minds to God – A video Prayer, reminding us that He is with us, walking alongside us, as we travel through life. 
  • To inspire us – a quotation to motivate and strengthen the efforts we make to live our Faith.   

Reflection on Hope 

A Prayer to the Creator – from Fratelli Tutti


I plead with you!
Never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.

Saint Pope John Paul II



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