It is with immense joy and thanksgiving to our Lord Jesus that we announce the safe release of our confrère Fr. Luigi Maccalli, SMA. Fr. Macalli was abducted in September 17th 2018 while serving in Niger. He was released October 8th 2020 along with 3 other people who were also in captivity. Thank you for […]


My dear friends of the SMA, Blessings and every good wish to you! Our SMA Mission in the work of primary evangelization is to bring others to Jesus in a “hands on” manner. It involves direct interaction with people. It is widely known that we thrive on this interaction – it is also known that […]

The Founders Mass

Dear friends of the SMA, It is with great joy that we share this historical moment in the life of the SMA Family with you. The Founders Day Mass celebrated here at St. Anthony’s Chapel marked the Church’s official recognition of our founder Bishop Melchior de Marion Brésillac as “Venerable” on the road to canonization. […]


at the Funeral Mass of Fr. Daniel Lynch, S.M.A. By Stephen Price It is an honor to say a few words about Fr. Dan, my friend, coworker and mentor.  He and I worked together as part of an S.M.A. team in Maryland for 26 years. We also lived in community together all that time. I […]

Fr. Daniel J. Lynch, S.M.A., ‘enter into the joy of your master.’

Reverend Daniel James Lynch, S.M.A. was born on November 18, 1948 in Bridgeport, CT., the son of the late Daniel Robert and Ann Evanick Lynch. He became a member of the Society of African Missions in May 11, 1973 and was ordained to the priesthood in September 1, 1973, in the SMA Provincial Headquarters, in […]

160th Anniversary of the death of Bishop Melchior de Marion Bresillac

We celebrated last Tuesday, June 25, the 160 years of the death of the Founder. Good news: Next October 10th, the Theological Commission will examine the ‘Positio’ of bishop de Marion Brésillac. If everything goes well, our Founder will be proclaimed “Venerable”. Then, a miracle will be needed for this beatification. Hence, we invite you […]