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MEP’s brief history

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

In 360 years, 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 proclaiming the Good News, sending missionary priests for life in Asia and 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 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 Paris Foreign Missions is also :

Chapel Epiphany

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

A sanctuary : Martyrs Hall

Located in Paris, at 128 rue du Bac in the seventh district, the Martyrs' Hall is a sanctuary dedicated to Catholic Martyrs in Asia. 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.
Paris Foreign Missions

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



Asian Martyrs