François de Laval, a missionary bishop, a visionary, a bold man, a founder… and a Saint!

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François-De Laval

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Update every month: 26 octobre 2021


From April 30 to September 30, 2023, we mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of François de Laval. Visit our site dedicated to the celebrations (in French only): 

Newsletter 46, May 2023

Featured: On the Shoulders of Giants: An Invitation from the Superior General of the Quebec Seminary – A taste of the celebrations: presentation of a traveling exhibition and a temporary exhibition – François the Younger: an overview of the youthful life of François and his contemporaries – Video Divine influence: have you seen this series and the episode on François? – Of light and shadow: to know everything about the visual signature of the 400th – Iconography and quotation: let’s revisit works and words. Download here

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Giclée Saint François de Québec in limited edition, numbered and signed with artist Daniel Abel’s monochrome, in large or small format


Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 pm: Mass for the solemn feast of François de Laval – Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral

Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec, 24th successor to François de Laval, invites all the faithful to come and celebrate with him the liturgical feast of Saint François de Laval, first bishop of Quebec and designated by Pope Francis as an apostle of America.

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