Société des Missions-Étrangères du Québec

For namesake see Paris Foreign Missions Society

The Société des Missions-Étrangères du Québec (Societas pro missionibus exteris Provinciae Quebecensis, shortened P.M.E.), founded in 1921 in Quebec, Canada, is a missionary Roman Catholic Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right, for Men, as the name suggests devoted to missions, mainly in Latin America and the Far East.

HistoryEdit

The society was established on 2 February 1921 in Quebec, Canada, where it still has its headquarters: 180 place Juge-Desnoyers, Pont-Viau, Ville de Laval, QC H7G IA4, Canada.

StatisticsEdit

As per 2013, it has 11 houses and 125 members, including 118 priests.

Superiors generalEdit

  • Fr. Jean-Avila Roch (1932.08.16 – 1938.07.11)
  • Fr. Edgar Larochelle (藍德) (1938.07.11 – 1958.02.19)
  • Fr. Gilles Joseph Napoléon Ouellet (1958.02.19 – 1967.09.19) (later Archbishop, see below)
  • Fr. Viateur Allary (1967.09.19 – 1973.07.05)
  • Fr. André Vallée (1973.07.05 – 1979.06.05) (later Bishop, see below)
  • Fr. Jean-Louis Martin (1979.06.05 – 1985.05.28)
  • Fr. Pierre Samson (1985.05.28 – 1991.05.28)
  • Fr. François Lapierre (1991.05.28 – 1998.04.07) (later Bishop, see below)
  • Fr. Roland Laneuville(1998 – 2008.04.28)
  • Fr. Guy Charbonneau (2008.04.28 – 2013.01.26) (later Bishop, see below)
  • Fr. Martin Laliberté, P.M.E. (2013.05.08 – ...)

Prelates from their ranksEdit

Alive
Deceased, by year of demise
  • 1943: Fr. Joseph-Albany-Emilien Massé (馬), Apostolic Prefect of Lindong 林東 (PR China)
  • 1952: Bishop Joseph-Louis-Adhémar Lapierre (石俊聲), Bishop of Siping 四平 (PR China)
  • 1962: Fr. Adam Grossi, Apostolic Prefect of Malda (India) (March 28, 1952 – 1962)
  • 1975: Archbishop Clovis Thibauld, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Davao (Philippines)
  • 1995: Bishop Pierre Fisette, Bishop of Hearst (Canada)
  • 1997: Bishop Marcel Gérin y Boulay, Bishop emeritus of Choluteca (Honduras)
  • 2005: Bishop Joseph-Rolland-Gustave Prévost-Godard (趙玉明), Apostolic Vicar emeritus of Pucallpa (Peru)
  • 2007: Bishop Generoso C. Camiña, Bishop emeritus of Digos (Philippines)
  • 2009: Archbishop Gilles Ouellet, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Rimouski (Canada)
  • 2014: Bishop Jean-Louis Giasson, Bishop emeritus of Yoro (Honduras)
  • 2015: Bishop André Vallée, Bishop emeritus of Hearst (Canada)
  • 2015: Bishop Guido Plante, Bishop emeritus of Choluteca (Honduras)

See alsoEdit

  • At the Crossroads (À la croisée des chemins), a 1942 film produced by the Société

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