Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Missionaries of Africa in Chipata, Zambia.


Father Dave Cullen wrote an article recently about the celebration at Mphangwe which took place on September 8, 2018. Here below is the testimony of Jacob Maasang, stagiaire in Zambia. By Jacob Maasang, originally from Ghana Ahead of the official beginning of the 150th anniversary of the Missionaries of Africa which will take place on …

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Towards the 150th anniversary of our foundation – Letter 4 – December 01, 2016


Dear Sisters and Brothers, We are all preparing for the 8th December, our family feast. On this day, we can look back on our first year of preparation for the 150th Anniversary of our foundation which started on 30th of April 2016. Let us thank God for the reflections and prayers we were able to …

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Towards the 150th anniversary of our foundation


Rome, 26th November, 2015 Dear Sisters and Brothers, We wish you joy and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ. Today we commemorate the death of our common Founder, Cardinal Lavigerie. We thank God for the gift of his life and of his vision, of his courage and his hope, of his ability to address some …

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We celebrate our 150th Anniversary!


A short history. The Society of the Missionaries of Africa (M.Afr) was founded in Algeria, in 1868 by Cardinal Charles Lavigerie, Archbishop of Algiers; he would later be-come Cardinal Lavigerie (July 1882). From the beginning, this new missionary society took the Arab dress: the “gandoura”, with, as a religious sign, a rosary worn like a …

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