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...

Second week
John the Baptist said: “Every valley shall be filled” (Lk 3:5) but it was not John who filled every valley, it was our Lord and Savior... “And the winding roads shall be made straight.” Every one of us was going astray..., and it was Christ's coming, fulfilled within our very souls, that straightened all that was crooked... Nothing was so resistant as you were. Consider your former unruly desires, your fits of anger and other evil tendencies, as to whether they have disappeared. You will realize that nothing was so resistant as you were or, in an even more expressive phrase, that nothing was brought so low as you were. Your behavior was low, your words and deeds were low....


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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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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...
Marc Michaud, pmé 1944-2019

Father Marc Michaud, priest of the Foreign Mission Society passed away at "La Cité de la Santé" in Laval on October 28, 2019, at the age of 75 years and 6 months. Born in Cacouna on March 31, 1944, he was the son of Adélard Michaud and Aline Lebel. He did his secondary studies at the Rimouski and Bathurst NB Seminaries, then his theological studies at the Pont-Viau, Laval, Foreign Mission Seminary and the University of Montréal. ... 


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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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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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Pope Visit to Thailand

Pope Visit to Japan

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