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New
"My experience with Father Frank Bélec, brother and friend of the Mapuche People" 
Testimony of Irma Porma

Irma Porma lives in Temuco, the capital of the Araucanía Region in southern Chile. From the very first contact, she was very excited to share her experience with Father Frank, whom she refers to as a great friend of hers and of the Mapuche People... 



New
Welcome to the SMÉ House 
in Sendai!  

Passing by a white house in Sendai, Japan, an image of the Virgin Mary that offers the baby Jesus catches the eye. It's not just for its aesthetic beauty or how it harmonizes with the lightness and attention to detail typical of Japanese culture, but for other reasons as well... 



From the Mind to the Heart: 
Fatherhood and the Sacred Heart

This June we celebrate the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This month we also celebrate Father's Day. Although both holidays are not directly related, they share a significant connection... 



Jubilate Domino Omnes Terra! 

The word "Jubilate," the first word of Psalm 99(100) verse 2, has given us the French term “Jubilaire,” signifying one celebrated with joy... 



Return to Ordinary Time
Like Returning to Nazareth 
and its Inner Silence

After going through several important feasts of the liturgical calendar, such as Pentecost, Trinity, Corpus Christi, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we return to Ordinary Time... 



Sacred Heart of Jesus

On June 7, we celebrate the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This is a special occasion to reflect on a foundational element of our Christian faith: the love of God.
In the Holy Scriptures, we find multiple mentions of God's love for humanity... 



Corpus Christi:
the Underlying Unity of the 
Human Family

The apostle Paul uses the analogy of the body of Christ extensively in his Epistles to teach that the church is not confined to walls or borders. It is universal, encompassing all of humanity...



Laudato Si' Week 2024:
Seeds of Hope

Laudato Si' Week is celebrated from May 19 to 26. We recall Pope Francis's urgent call to action in his encyclical Laudato Si'. This year, the focus is on inspiring “personal and cultural transformation amid ecological and climatic crises.”... 



Pentecost:
The Manifestation of the Holy Spirit

All the disciples were together on the day of Pentecost. Suddenly, a sound from heaven like a mighty wind filled the entire house where they were sitting. They saw what appeared to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. (Acts 2:1-11)... 



Sharing Faith, Connecting Hearts:
Pentecost & Communications Day

For the Foreign Missions Society, Pentecost and World Communications Day hold deep significance, capturing the essence of spreading the Gospel and the role of modern communication in this mission...



Motherhood of God
A Reflection for  Mothers` Month

In this month of motherhood, we would like to reflect on a figure that is often overlooked in our theological discussions: the "Motherhood of God". Although God transcends gender, we use images and metaphors to speak of Him... 



Who is Your Mother?

The month of May will be filled with well-deserved and sweet words of affection about and for mothers. What if we step out of this norm and allow ourselves to be provoked by some ancestral words that still resonate as a polytonal composition in some ears of our days and reflect on the question "who is my mother" (Mt 12, 48)?... 



A world without mothers would be inhumane (P. Francis)

The words of the Holy Father about mothers remain as valid today as they were when he first spoke them a few years ago. This month, dedicated to Our Mother Mary and in which many countries celebrate Mother's Day, is the perfect time to share some of the Pope's reflections... 



Here I am!
Do you remember what was your state of mind when you woke up this morning? Were you happy, sad, maybe not very motivated or full of energy?... 



All Connected...


Pope Francis reaffirmed this idea in his encyclical "Laudato Si" in 2015, highlighting the pressing need for integrated human growth and ecological conversion...

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Prayer for Vocations
Lord Jesus, Good Shepherd of souls,
You who know your sheep and know how to reach the heart of man,
Open the minds and hearts of those young people
Who seek and await a word of truth for their lives...



Nicole and Claude show a photo of Réal Blain, PME, at the centennial exhibition of the SME in Pont-Viau
New
A red thread

In the heart of the Limoilou neighborhood in Quebec, Juan Ramon Moncada, pmé, joins as a volunteer at the Popote Roulante. There, he meets Nicole and Claude, who share emotional memories of Réal Blain, a former missionary priest of the SME in Japan who was crucial in their lives...



The Maison Bon Air
A place of hospitality and fraternity

The Maison Bon Air of the Foreign Missions Society of Quebec currently offers a living environment that combines the hospitality of the House of Bethany with the caring of the Inn of the Good Samaritan.... 




Called to Sow Hope and Build Peace...
Missionary Conversation 
with Monsignor Vittorino Girardi


Monsignor Vittorino Girardi, bishop emeritus of the diocese of Tilarán-Liberia, Costa Rica, was the special guest of our missionary conversation, as part of the activities held during the Week of Prayer for Vocations 2024"...

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With You, I Learned
the Value of Solidarity

Every community kitchen or communal pot – as we call it in Peru – is a sacred space. When opening the door, we enter a place where vegetables and spices mix with what each woman brings from home: her struggles, joys, discouragement, hope.... 

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Jesus, the Good Shepherd

This fourth Sunday of Easter (2024), we remember Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and celebrate the world day of prayer for vocations...

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"I have a dream!"

"I have a dream!" This famous quote expressing the societal project from the North American pastor and activist Martin Luther King Jr is well known worldwide!

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Reflection: Saint Kateri


This Gospel text can help us find a place in Jesus' family, in his large community...

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Road to Emmaus...
Journey of a Missionary Community Church
"Fervent Hearts, Feet on the Path" (cf. Lk 24,13-35) is the title chosen by Pope Francis for the World Mission Sunday (DOMUND) 2023. This phrase, inspired by the story of the disciples at Emmaus, is familiar to us...

Who is asleep? Jesus or us?
A very dark night. A raging storm. A monstrous tsunami heading our way. Unstoppable. Jesus asleep, even as the boat is sinking. A guttural cry sprang from the disciples: “Jesus, wake up! We’re going to drown!”
But who is actually sleeping? Is it the flesh-and-bones Jesus who, in the last three years of his life, fought relentlessly against the dinosaurs among his people?...


What are you looking for?

Christ's calls to live a life of fullness are very diverse in the Gospels. In Matthew and Mark, Jesus addresses Peter and Andrew first, and his first words are: "Come after me... (Mt 4:19 and Mk 1:17)." In the Gospel of John, seeing that some were following him, Jesus' first words are: "What are you looking for?" (John 1:38). And you, what are you seeking? ...


News from Honduras...


As part of their missionary formation immersion in Honduras, four youths continued their initial formation with Quebec Foreign Mission Society (QFMS or SMÉ in French) with a visit to Choluteca...

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations...
Prayer Meeting

On the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the Missionary Animation Service of the SME organized two virtual prayer meetings for vocations. The central theme of both meetings was the message of Pope Francis for the 61st World Day of Prayer for Vocations, with the motto: "Called to sow hope and build peace"...

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Holy Week 2024...
Testimony of Holy Week Mission

Holy Week was an experience where we encountered many challenges, insecurities, difficulties... Impossible to say: no more!...

Photography as Ministry
Telling Truth and Beauty through Images

Photography is a powerful art that has the potential to communicate profound messages and tell stories with great impact...

Seeds of Hope

Since its publication, Laudato Si has caused a worldwide growth of initiatives and movements to advance social justice and sustainable development. Following Laudato Si's principles, many communities, schools, and religious institutions have made efforts to lessen their carbon footprint, protect natural resources, and encourage laws that support environmental sustainability.

The theme of Laudato Si' Week this year is "Seeds of Hope," which encourages each of us to be a seed of hope rooted in love and faith in both our personal lives and our communities at large... 



Assuming a New Paradigm
Berta Cáceres 
(1971-2016)

Berta Cáceres was an indigenous Lenca leader, feminist, and co-founder of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). Recognized locally and internationally as a brave defender of human rights and indigenous peoples... 

Heroes for the environment
“Irmã” Dorothy Stang 
(1931-2005)

This missionary defended the poor, illiterate peasants of the Amazon rainforest the greed and profit-seeking of landowners in the state of Pará... 

Heroine of Peace, Social Justice, and Ecology
Wangari Maathai

During Laudato Si' Week 2024 “Seeds of Hope,” dedicated to promoting peace, social justice, and sustainable ecology, we honor Wangari Maathai, brave activist and founder of the Green Belt Movement. 

A planet without plastic is possible...

Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, was an opportunity to reflect on our commitment to the environment. At the SME headquarters in Laval, Canada, our colleagues carried out a series of activities aimed at raising awareness about the global ecological emergency...

Finding dignity in struggle: Ana's journey!

Ana breaks down in tears when she talks about her challenges because she lost her cleaning job, which she thought would be the beginning of a new chapter for her...

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Seeing christ in contemporary's suffering

Have you ever seen, at this time of year, people in procession following a cross on a Friday and wondered: what are they doing? Or have you ever left the house on a Friday during Lent to pray the Way of the Cross? Millions of Catholics around ....




Our Magazine:

The Foreign Missions Review aims to be an open window both on the commitment of the missionaries of the Society of Foreign Missions and on the spirituality that animates them...


Our dear Jubilarians 2024!

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