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Fr Maurice Henry, SMA Provincial Councillor, preached at the 3rd evening of the SMA Novena in honour of Our Lady at St Joseph’s SMA Church, Blackrock Road, Cork. From childhood, many of us grew up with a sense of great tragedy and injustice as we heard every Christmas time, of the death of the “Holy Innocents”, when…
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Speaking to the Irish Times in advance of the UN Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (21 May 2016), President Michael D. Higgins expressed concern at the absence of any discussion on reform of the ‘Direct Provision’ (DP) system in the formation of Government talks, for the 5000 asylum-seekers in Ireland.   The President took the opportunity to…
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Fr Tim Cullinane, who after 52 years as a missionary in Africa, has returned finally to Ireland called on the more than 2,000 pilgrims at the SMA / OLA 36th Annual Knock pilgrimage  to ‘welcome the stranger, the refugee, the migrant. Though it may seem incredible to those who are suffering because of financial problems…
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Our Mission

The Society of African Missions is a missionary society of priests and brothers dedicated to the proclamation of the Good News in Africa and to peoples of African origin.

Announcing the Good News of Jesus Christ takes many forms: direct preaching to people on the street, in church and other places where people gather. But with the dawn of the digital age the SMA has harnessed modern media methods to address religious and social issues from a Catholic perspective. Fr Tom Casey, from Emly, Co Tipperary, has spent many years in the ‘media world’ of Radio and TV, producing many programmes on social and other issues affecting African people, particularly in Zambia.

This 4 minute video is part 1 of the story of Chipulukusu Community School, founded by the SMA.

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