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Saturday, July 18, 2015

From Quebec to the whole world - A Moment with Mary


* July 18 – Consecration of Canada to the Holy Family (1666)  * From Quebec to the whole world ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
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July 18 – Consecration of Canada to the Holy Family (1666) 

From Quebec to the whole world


Fran├žois de Laval was born in Montigny-sur-Avre, France. He became the apostolic vicar of New France by order of King Louis XIV, nourishing a great devotion to the Holy Family and promoting that devotion throughout North America.

When he founded the Society of Priests of the Seminary of Quebec on March 26, 1663, under the name of "Seminary for the Foreign Missions," he established it in Quebec City under the patronage of the Holy Family.

On September 15, 1664, Bishop Laval erected the first parish of Quebec and of North America, under the title of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to which he associated the seminary.

On the occasion of one of his trips to France in 1684, Bishop Laval made a request to Pope Innocent XI for the authorization to institute a feast day in honor of the Holy Family, to be celebrated each year in his diocese. When it was granted, he had a special Mass composed for the feast. In 1921, Pope Benedict XV extended the feast to the universal Church.

The Feast of the Holy Family is still a major holy day in Quebec City.

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