Who are we?

The Quebec Foreign Mission Society of is an international missionary society comprised of priests (permanent members) and lay associates. It was founded in 1921 by the Roman Catholic Bishops of French Canada as their response to Jesus’ call to preach the Gospel to all nations... 
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Letter from the Central Council
Feast of Saint Francis Xavier

De camino al Centenario

This year, on the occasion of the feast of our patron saint, we invite all our large missionary family to join in a period of spiritual preparation that will bring us to the great celebration of the centennial of our Society that will take place between February 2 and December 3, 2021. To do so, we are proposing to you in the following outline a reflection to help ourselves to grasp and to appropriate the chosen theme: To run the risk of the encounter at the service of the Gospel 1921-2021.... 

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Advent Reflections...

Fourth week
Christmas is arriving, the sweet waiting time is coming to the end, and our Savior is ready to be born into our hearts. This Sunday's Gospel tells us about the birth of Jesus, a birth in which God's initiative and human response come together. God keeps his promises and count on each one of us, so that salvation may reach all ends of the earth.
This reading shows us the figure of Joseph, who teaches us to trust in the Word of the Lord. A man who is able to change his own plans to be available to the paths that the Lord indicates to him. The risk could be great, but Joseph is a man of Faith, of listening, of openness and availability toward the will of God...

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Our history...

A SEMINARY FOR THE MISSIONS

On February 2nd, 1921, the bishops of French-speaking Canada gathered at the Archdiocese of Quebec. Near the monument of Bishop Laval, the first bishop of Quebec, they decided to found a seminary for missions. A committee of four bishops is formed to undertake the legal steps required to complete this project. This committee will also find some priests available to act as pioneers of this work. This decision is at the origin of the Quebec Foreign Missions Society.

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Communiqué 

November 25th, the Vatican announced that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appointed Martin Laliberté, p.m.é., General Superior of the Quebec Foreign Mission Society as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Quebec, Canada. 

Extraordinary Missionary Month 

“Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World” is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the Extraordinary Missionary Month. Awakening the awareness of the missio ad gentes, and reinvigorating the sense of responsibility for proclaiming the Gospel with new enthusiasm...

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Ordination épiscopale Mgr Martin Laliberté, p.m.é.
(LIVE 29-12-2019  15:00 Heure du Québec)

Ordinations - Kenya 

On the 31th of August 2019, the SMÉ gladly celebrated the ordinations of Fr. Benard Mukeku Mutisya from Kenya and Deacon Juan Ramón Moncada Paz from Honduras who were ordained by Bishop Norman King’oo, Bishop of Machakos...

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Ordination - Digos

This past September 24, our brother Juvanne Regidor was ordained a priest in the Cathedral of Digos, "Mary Mediatrix of All Graces". The ceremony was presided over by Bishop Guillermo Afable, Bishop of Digos, Philippines...  

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MESSAGE OF THE
XIVth GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The four weeks of our Assembly were the result of a long process of prayer, reflection, sharing and discernment that was lived out in all our Local Groups, Regions and our PGM through the recollections which invited us to review our experience of the Mission in communion. 

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Our departed
loved ones...
André Dumas, pmé 1935-2019

Father André Dumas, priest of the Foreign Missions, passed away in Laval on November 7th, 2019, at the age of 84 years and 9 months. Born in St-Norbert d'Arthabaska on February 5th, 1935, he was the son of Désiré Dumas and Céa Gauvreau. He attended secondary school at the Nicolet Seminary and fulfilled his theological studies at the Grand Seminary of the Foreign Missions of Pont-Viau.... 

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Our departed
loved ones...
Robert Vinet, pmé 1928-2019

Father Robert Vinet, priest of Foreign Mission, died in Laval, on December 11, 2019, at the age of 91 years and 2 months. Born in Valleyfield on September 9, 1928, he was the son of Aldéric Vinet and Blanche Poirier. He did his secondary studies at the Séminaire de Valleyfield and his theological studies at the Major Seminary of Foreign Mission of Pont-Viau... 

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Our departed
loved ones...
Raymond Desroches, pmé 1927-2019

Father Raymond Desroches, priest of the Missions-Étrangères, died in Laval on Thursday December 26, 2019, at the age of 92 years and 9 months. Born in Montreal on March 19th, 1927, he was the son of Joseph Desroches and Georgianna St-Amour. He did his secondary studies at the Collège Marie-Médiatrice and the Séminary of Philosophy of Montréal, then his theological studies at the Major Seminary of Foreign Missions in Pont-Viau... 

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Visit of Pope Francis to Asia

Thailand
Betty (Beatriz Millena) and me went to Thailand with a group of Cambodians as part of a pilgrimage to meet pope Francis. It was a great moment. I would like to share with you some of our experience over there..... 

Japan
A pope came and… I saw – Francis smiled and greeted… I was touched! 50,000 voices acclaiming and singing… I quivered – All life to be protected and dignity of the human being… I prayed – Earth, sea, sun, cross and resurrection…
I celebrated…

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