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SMA House 150 Cours Gambetta, Lyon is a patrimony of the whole Society. It is a family house founded many years ago by Father Planque. Today, it is a house of reference for the SMA. Hence, at the request of the Generalate, the Provincial Council of Lyon embarked on a major reflection in 2016 to transform 150 Cours Gambetta Lyon to « Maison International Missionnaire (MIM); in English, International Missionary House. 

Those involved in the reflection include : the Provincial Council, SMA confreres resident in 150 Lyon and Chaponost  communities; members of Fraternité Laïques Missionnais (FLM) a lay missionary group linked to the SMA Lyon Province ; Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles and Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. (Menton sisters). The reflection was facilitated by an Institute specialized in Socio-Economic transformation of Enterprises called ISEOR.

At the end of the long reflection, it was decided that new International Missionary House would be

The house is organized into four sectors of community living and activities. Each sector will have its own working leader and team. The sectors are:

1) The Mission: Leader, Fr. Daniel Mellier


To ensure that the Mission in areas where the Gospel is announced for the first time, and among peoples and groups in difficult or marginalized situations (A.G.2013) continues to be priority in the life of SMA members 

To encourage, unify, evaluate new parish experiences, missionary and vocational animations in Lyon, in Chaponost and in Nantes. To also ensure that personal and community commitments to liturgical services of confreres are in conformity with SMA charism and with the orientations of the local churches were the province is working.

To train and support young confreres in their ministry "with the most abandoned".

To collaborate with the Communication team so as to ensure that "the Gospel and the SMA mission" are known (AG 2013)

Mission remains our priority wherever we are. The dioceses of Nantes and Lyons have entrusted us with two multicultural and multireligious parishes where we can freely live out our charism as SMAs. Some of our confreres, especially those who come to study will, in fidelity to our vocation, be able to engage in mission to the poor, to the migrants, to the most abandoned ..."

2) Communities of Life: Leader, Fr. Pierre Richaud


The SMA House 150 (MIM) will be inhabited by a community of SMA Fathers; the Provincial Council of Lyon ; the General Council of the Sisters of Menton; members of the Media Center; a couple in retirement; African students; migrants ... and visitors ....

3) Carrefour des Cultures Africaines (CCA) translated as Meeting Point of African Cultures. Fr. Basil Soyoye, director


4) The Provincial Services of the: Fr. Vincent Fuchs, leader

These are services that are Mission Appeals, provincial communication, bursary, secretariat, health care, retirements and publications offices; the archives, management personnel (employees and volunteers) all the services that directly under the responsibility of the Provincial Council  



The leaders of these four areas of activities and life constitute the Coordinating Committee of the International Missionary House under the leadership of Michel Carteteguy, Provincial Councilor.

The Provincial Council, Lyon.