Lenten Reflections.

Below are links to a series of Reflections recorded by SMA’s and lay people.  We hope you find them useful them and that they help us to turn again to our God by loving and caring for each other and for the world that he has entrusted to our care.  


Fr Hugh Lagan SMA
Emerging with Hope in a Time of Pandemic.

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Fr Hugh Lagan SMA is from County Derry. He has worked in Tanzania, United States, Kenya and South Africa and is now living at Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre, Newry, Northern Ireland.


Fr Noel O’Leary SMA
Be thankful & appreciate all that is around us.

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Fr Noel is from Bantry and was ordained in 1986. He was appointed to Nigeria and worked mainly in parishes in Lagos until 2013, apart from formation work in Ibadan for over six years. His present appointment is in Wilton, Cork.


Fr Alphonse Sekongo SMA
Read the Gospel of St John.

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Fr Alphonse Sekongo SMA is  from Cote D’ivoire. He was ordained in 2011 in Nigeria, spent five years of his missionary life in Accra, Ghana and currently the parish priest of St Joseph, SMA Blackrock Road parish in Cork, Ireland.


Fr Anthony Kelly SMA
Lent – a time to do something positive for yourself and to count your blessings.

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Fr Anthony is from Co Galway and was ordained for S.M.A. in 1977, He has worked in Ghana, Zambia, Dromantine and Kenya and is now a member of the SMA leadership team in Blackrock Road in Cork since 2019


Máire Mulcahy

Reflect and Act to Care for Creation

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Máire Mulcahy is a zoologist with a strong interest in ecology, environment and climate justice.  She is a member of the Faith in Action Group, Ballineaspaig Parish, Cork.


Fr Colum O’Shea SMA

Feasting not Fasting.

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Fr Colum hails from Cork city. After ordination in 1970 he was assigned to Nigeria where he was mainly involved in the SMA formation programme. In recent times he has been in leadership roles at the SMA Blackrock Road and Wilton communities.


Mr Antóin O’Callaghan

A Time for Giving.

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A native of Cork city retired from a career in broadcast engineering with an interest in history, particularly church history and that of my native Cork.


Fr John O’Brien SMA

Lent is not a burden: it’s an opportunity.  Count your blessings.

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Ber Mulcahy

Lent in Lockdown – find your inner world

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Ber Mulcahy works as a nurse and she has a keen interest in helping colleagues prevent compassion fatigue and burnout through mindfulness. Currently completing her degree in theology she uses her mindful practice to enhance her spiritual life and help others experience the value of spiritual well-being.


Fr Gus 
O’Driscoll SMA

You’ll never walk alone.

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Fr. Gus O’Driscoll SMA, ordained in 1977, spent the first six years of his missionary life in Ghana. He was then assigned to Formation Ministry in the SMA Spiritual Year House in Wilton. He took up a new assignment in the Philippines in 1992, and remained there till the autumn of 2015.


Mr Victor O’Flynn

Time for a Spring Cleaning

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Victor O’Flynn was a past-pupil of and Secondary Teacher at, St.Francis, Capuchin College, Rochestown. He formerly lived at Westgate Estate, Bishopstown, with his late wife Katrina. 


Fr Des Corrigan SMA


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Des Corrigan is from Fermanagh and worked in Nigeria.   He has been involved in spiritual direction / conducting retreats, in SMA formation in Ireland and Nigeria, in administration and is now on the team of Dromantine Retreat Centre.


Fr Michael O’Leary SMA
Repent and believe the Good News

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Michael O’Leary is currently PP of Wilton Parish.  He previously worked in Liberia, Nigeria and South Africa and hails from Ballinlough, Cork.

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