Assemblée générale sma 2019
messe d'action de grâce
Assemblée générale sma 2019
passation de la flamme
Assemblée générale sma 2019
Le nouveau Supérieur Général
Assemblée générale sma 2019


Atonio PORCELLATO, Supérieur Général - François de Paul HOUNGUE, Vicaire Général - Rozario FRANCIS, Conseiller Général - Krzysztof PACHUT, Conseiller Général

Visite to the pope / visite au pape

homelie antonioHomélie du 24 mai 2019, (Act 15, 22-31,  Jn 15,12-17) - “Barnabas and Paul, who have dedicated their lives to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
 It was around  the year 50 of Christian era and the letter was written in Jerusalem for the Christians in Antioch and other cities of Syria and Cilicia. In that letter Barnabas and Paul, are described as persons “who have dedicated their lives to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Have dedicated, have offered their lives as a gift to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

soleil"They brought back all that God had done with them and how He had opened to the nations the door of faith."

I find this expression very beautiful: what God had done with them and they open the door of faith ... the disciples testify of the living Christ by their new way of living, dynamic and joyful, announcing the Gospel.


Finally! They are four: an Italian Superior General, a Beninese Vicar General, an Indian and a Polish General Councilors. It is the new Leadership team that will ensure the unity of missionary activity of the Society of African Missions for the next six years.

visite pape

Pope encourages Society of African Missions in zeal, prays for abducted priest (link to vatican news) (link to video vatican news)
Pope Francis urges SMA missionaries to persevere in serving victims of war and human trafficking, and assures his prayers for Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli, who was abducted last year in Niger...

assembleeFor the assembly we have come together with great hope because we are using new methodology for the first time, which is exciting and this process began well before the assembly. It was with the methodology and discernment.

Michel NigerMichel Cartatéguy sends a message of solidarity to the churches of Burkina Faso and Niger.

benedictionAt the end of thanks-giving mass, the two superiors generals had the following  interview with us.

le trioLink to the video
Afrter the election of the new superior, the assembly celebrated the thanks-giving mass. Fr. Fachtna began the celebration. He carried the light of Mgr. Bresillac accompagned by the dance.

messe assembleeSaturday, May 10, 2019: end of the second week of work of the 21st session of the SMA General Assembly. It has been held in Rome since April 30 and continues until May 24, 2019, at the Casa per Ferie, 134 Via di Val Cannuta, at the Convent of the Sisters of the Compagnia di Santa Teresa di Jesu.

discernAt the second plenary session, the Assembly entered into discernment for the election of the new General Superior.