When he was growing up in Massachusetts, Tom Wright heard two calls. One, he felt, was from God, calling him to become a Protestant clergyman. The other came from somewhere within himself and was propelling him toward Africa.
The call to become a missionary priest comes from a desire to give a wholehearted and generous response to God’s work in our lives. This can mean leaving family, friends, and homeland behind.
In 1979 the American Province decided that it should have at least one member of S.M.A. working full time on justice and peace issues as they relate to Africa.
The American Province of the SMA was formally established in 1941, at a time when the Second World War was in progress. Nevertheless, the Society pursued its goal, taking all the steps necessary to make the Province a viable reality.
Long before Regis Philbin and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” Father Clark Yates, of SMA, offered the people he served a “lifeline.”
In this book Father Brennan helps us to see Christ precisely as the One sent by the Father, and in discovering Christ’s sentness and mission we discover our own.
The purpose of this book is to highlight some representatives of the literally countless thousands of saints of Africa. In today’s global village, it is good for all world citizens to know and appreciate with pride the heritage of sanctity provided by our sisters and brothers in the world’s second largest and second most populous continent.