P.O. Box 21654, 00505
The Quebec Foreign Mission Society has been present in Kenya since the year 2000. They established in Nairobi their Theological Formation Centre for young men considering missionary priesthood, replacing the Grand Seminary in Laval, Canada, where the pioneers of the Society, its first foreign mission priests (p.m.e.), were formed and sent forth.
Moreover, with the later opening up of the Society to accept lay people, and considering the large number of lay associates currently within the Society, it has recently opened up a second formation centre in Kenya, where lay candidates wishing to join the Society will go through the second stage of their formation process alongside seminary hopefuls.
Kenya was chosen by the SME as an ideal formation site due to the ready availability of resources specially suited to the Society’s needs, particularly the parish in Namanga, which is located in the land of the Maasai people in the south. This environment lends itself perfectly to learning about one’s capacity for the openness and commitment necessary for missionary life according to the charism of the Society.