On December 8, 1856. The Society of African Missions was founded by Msgr. Melchior de Marion Bresillac in Lyon, FRANCE. De Brésillac along with six companions, made the pilgrimage to the Shrine of Notre Dame de Fourviere, near Lyons in France and there entrusted the new Society (Society of African Missions) to the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Each in turn took an oath: “… here and now I offer mylife to God, Here and now I offer my life to God, accepting in advance and with joy, for His greater glory … the pains and privations, the hardship… the suffering of persecution, and even martyrdom, should God deem me worthy to bear witness to the faith by my death…”

In November 1984 Rev. Fr. Patrick Harrington SMA, Superior General visited Manila and in an interview with Cardinal Sin, took special note of his request for priests. He toured a number of proposed sites for a parish. Las Piñas appeared to be the area most suitable to our needs, and this was recommended to the General Council when Fr. Harrington returned to Rome. In May 1985 the Plenary Council approved this plan and the first two SMA priests, Frs. John McCormack and Pat Kelly arrived in September. After an initial two-week stay with the Columban Fathers they rented a house in the highly populated subdivision of Manuela near the centre of the proposed new parish. Such were the beginnings of the SMA in the Philippines.


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The Vocation Team
Society of African Missions (SMA FATHERS)

Bresillac House, 97 Yale Street,
Brgy. E. Rodriguez Sr., 1109 Cubao
Quezon City, Philippines

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(02) 355-6418, 994-3947, 401-9100
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