To be witnesses to God’s Love, to journey toward Jesus Christ, to become ever more fully the Temple of the Holy Spirit, the Body of Christ and sons and daughters of the Father, serving individuals, families and all of humanity.
To speak about the history of the diocese of Montreal is to speak of heritage, of the transmission of the faith in a new colony. The history of our diocese must be associated with the colony of Nouvelle-France and the foundation of Ville-Marie, because it is in this land and with those colonists that the Church was born in Montreal.
Most Reverend Christian Lépine is the tenth bishop and eighth archbishop of Montreal, since the establishment of the diocese in 1836. To read his biography and his publications, please click here.
What is really important in life? To love, to love yourself, to know and live a fabulous destiny? Isn’t it all these things in one?
Our heart has a thirst for life, for truth and for love. God responds to this thirst by saying that, with Him, we will be satisfied and never thirst again.
The Archdiocese of Montreal is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church of Quebec. Its episcopal see is located at the basilica of Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal. It was canonically erected as a diocese in 1836 and elevated to the rank of archdiocese in 1886. It has 162 parishes, 25 missions and five shrines.