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Brief history of MEPs

The Paris Foreign Missions (MEP) :
360 years of adventure, faith and service

In 360 years, the Paris Foreign Missions have contributed to the evangelization of many Asian countries: Thailand, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, India, Laos, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma... In the twentieth century, they sent missionaries, 23 of whom are saints and canonized. Even today, they continue to take part in the announcement of the Good News, sending missionary priests to life in Asia and the Indian Ocean. Fifteen seminarians are currently preparing for missionary life.

Foreign missions today

More than 180 priests.
- 15 seminarists.
- 150 young people sent each year to Asia and the Indian Ocean for a period of volunteering from two months to two years.
- Year of propaedeutic: 5 young people are welcomed during the year at Vocational Foyer Saint Theophane Venard, a place that allows them to discern their vocation while continuing their studies or their professional activity.

But the Paris Foreign Missions are also :

The Chapel of the Epiphany

Built between 1683 and 1697, the Chapel of the Epiphany has been welcoming for more than three hundred years the departing celebrations on mission of the Fathers MEP. It is open every day from 6.45 am to 6 pm. To know more about the history of the chapel and the schedules of the Masses:

A sanctuary : the Martyrs Room

Located in Paris, at 128 rue du Bac in the seventh arrondissement, the Martyrs' Hall is a sanctuary dedicated to Catholic Martyrs in Asia. The Martyrs' Hall is open to pilgrims and visitors from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 12pm and from 1pm to 7pm. Closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Free entry. For groups, a reservation is necessary.

For any information, please contact the Animation Department.
Foreign Missions of Paris

128 rue du Bac - 75007 Paris
Tel: 01 44 39 92 01 - Fax: 01 45 49 09 98
Mail: 128ruedubac@gmail.com



Asian Martyrs