Society of African Missions (SMA)
Fr. Andrea Mandonico, SMA Archivist, Postulator, Legal Representative and Procurator to the Holy See, is also the President of the Committee for the 100th anniversary of the death of Charles de Foucauld, through which he has organized a seminar in Rome for September 10 – 11, 2016, entitled: “Charles de Foucauld: shout the Gospel with our lives”.
“They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, he began to ask them, "What were you arguing about on the way?" But they remained silent. They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest. Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, "If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all” (Mc 9, 33-35).
Family, Heart of the Mission of the Church in Africa The 17th Plenary Assembly of SECAM (Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar) was held from 18 to 25 July 2016 in Luanda, Angola under the theme "The African Family Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow in the Light of the Gospel".
The Rev. Fr. Richard Yapo Anou has expressed his gratitude to God for having served him 50 years of his life. It was during a thanksgiving Mass celebrated on August 28, 2016, in St. Louis church, Ebimpé, his native village in the town of Anyama.
The 159th anniversary of the foundation of the SMA was marked by the opening of the extraordinary jubilee of mercy. This event did not take place by coincidence but remains providential for our missionary society.