Serving God's People in Africa
since 1868

The Missionaries of Africa are an international Roman Catholic Missionary Society of priests and brothers devoted to witnessing to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Africa and among Africans, wherever they may be.

Working with local churches, we offer Christ’s message of peace, hope and reconciliation that ends division, and love that brings an end to hatred. Once these seeds of faith are planted, we move on to other fields where the Gospel message has not yet been heard.


How We Help: Education

Education is the biggest factor in changing the economic realities for a developing country. Without educated people, no country or community can achieve or sustain economic development. Education develops people’s understanding of themselves and the world around them. It improves the quality of their lives and provides wide-ranging social benefits to individuals, families, and society.


Where We Serve

The Missionaries of Africa were founded 150 years ago for the Evangelization of Africa. They continue today to remain faithful to their call to share the life and mission of Jesus, and to give witness to the Gospel in Africa and among Africans wherever they may be.

Water for St. Andrew’s Nursery and Primary School

St. Andrew’s Nursery and Primary School, in the Nyarushanje Catholic Parish in the Rukungiri District in western Uganda, is running a school without a reliable water source on campus.

The pastor, Father Garasiano Maniragada, says that students currently need to leave school premises to fetch water, but they have a plan to improve this situation.

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2022 Newsletter #2

Missionaries of Africa meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Highlighted projects in include rainwater harvesting and a computer lab.


Stories of Mission

Father Francis Barnes, MAfr

As a kid, I had heard stories about Damien and the lepers. Those stories didn’t prepare me for meeting my first leper on my second day as a missionary in Burkina Faso. It was a shock and it was a startling introduction to the missions. When I was young I thought being a missionary was about converting people, but soon I learned it was about witnessing the Gospel.

To preach… to teach… to heal… to build.

That is what we have been doing since 1868, and with your help today, we are able to keep doing this; spreading the message of hope to our brothers and sisters in Africa who are the poorest of the poor. The Missionaries of Africa in the U.S. has been blest to have many regular contributors. For all those who have been supporters and for new supporters, we were wondering – actually praying, that you will join in our Friends of Hope Monthly Giving Plan.