Welcome to the October SMA International News. In this edition we cover stories from the UK, Poland and Rome.
This month we begin in Poland with a report on the Ordination of a new SMA Missionary. Then we go the UK an hear about recent development there from the Provincial Leader. Finally, from Rome, we hear about Fr Andrea Mandonico who won the literary prize of Ambassadors to the Holy See for a book he wrote. The short biography of Blessed Charles de Foucauld highlights the strengths of his spirituality and his pastoral care. The jury – chaired by Ambassador Alexandra Valkenburg, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the Holy See; and Pietro Sebastiani, Vice-President and Ambassador of Italy to the Holy See – proclaimed Father Andrea’s book, winner after a close examination of 57 books published in 2020. Congratulations to Fr Andrea.