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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A Word from our Superior General

As I write these few lines, I am looking out the window and I am marveling at the brilliantly vivid green of all the trees that adorn the compound of our Mother House in Laval.  Nature’s lush outburst of colour marks the end of a particularly harsh winter, and heralds a late spring in Quebec with a return to more pleasant days...


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Feast of the Jubilarians 

Homily by Raymond Desrochers, p.m.é.
Laval, Friday June 21, 2019

                                                                                                                           2nd Co 11, 18.21b-30
Matthew  6, 19-23

What richness present in what we have lived, we the jubilarians and also in yours, even though your name is not in the list of this year jubilarians.
As an illustration, I am painting a picture with the strokes of a brush, here and there, with some of the various colours gathered among the jubilarians to whom I have asked for suggestions for this homily, the testimonies received being put together as such around the theme of gratitude, of what sustained us, the difficulties and about the continuity.


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INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF MISSIONARY ANIMATION SERVICE 

The digital era we live challenges us continuously. The Church, although still timid in responding to current defies, wants to go out to meet the marginalized. The Service of the Missionary Animation of the SME has wanted to reflect and update itself trying to read these signs and challenges. That is why all those responsible for MA have met in Nairobi these past days, to strengthen our mission of giving visibility to our missionary charism, to update and form ourselves in relation to new ways of doing animation, to reinvent ourselves as a service, and to elaborate together strategies for the next four years...  


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Our missionaries...

GILLES POIRIER:
AN EXPERT IN HUMAN RELATIONS

Native of Alfred, Ontario, Gilles Poirier has been a priest with the SMÉ for 50 years.  He worked in Argentina for 16 years, in Sudan for 9 years, in Kenya for 13 years, and in Quebec for 9 years in the formation department, as well as being a member of the Central Council of the SME...


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WYD 2019... 

"Here I am, the servant of the Lord, speak your word in me and let your will be done!"

It was the World Youth Day´s motto that recently happened in Panama, from the 22nd to the 27th of January 2019.
It is true that the event was attended by hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims from 156 countries, and in addition, hundreds of thousands of Panamanians who came to participate in the different activities. The SME team that attended the WYD had a different perspective from the one of the majority of pilgrims...


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Our history...

A SEMINAR FOR THE MISSION

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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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...

Homily by Jean-Yves Isabel, p.m.é.
Laval, Saturday July 20, 2019

«You know him well». Yes, I know him. We have worked often together and since a few years, our rooms were face to face. At any moment, Jean-Denis would knock at my door and would say to me: «there is a message on my answering machine, but I do not understand a thing»... 


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Missionary Camp

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of July, we had in Costa Rica, and particularly in the parish of San Marcos in Tarrazú, the first missionary camp organized by the Vocational Promotion Service in Central America... 


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MISSIONARY NEWS

"Recently, with the help of my companions of the local Group of Japan, I had the occasion to visit and live during one week in one of the bases of Caritas Mínamisanriku, prefecture of Miyagi, in the Tôhoku. That was one of the most affected sectors during the tsunami of 2011...


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TOWARDS AN ECOLOGICAL AWAKENING…

Eloy Roy, pmé
Just as a fish cannot survive out of water and starts experiencing very serious problems in such a critical situation, in the same way we humans cannot survive outside of our environment…

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