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  • His life
  • His Ministry
  • His foundations
  • His Writings
  • The man



His Life
Nom : Henri-Louis Parent
Name of First Profession  : Louis-Marie Parent
Date and Place of Birth : July, 12 1910, inte the Québec City Region (Canada)


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Entry in religious life :  1931

Religious Community : Oblates of Mary Immaculate

First profession :   21 juillet 1932

Ordination :  May 12, 1937 in the Mont Laurier, Québec Diocese

Death : May 17, 2009 at Richelieu (Quebec, Canada)

fondateur 03Missionary in northern Alberta (Canada) – 1938
Parish Priest at Falher (Alberta) – 1944
Missionary-colonist at Rivière-de-la-Paix (Alberta) – 1945

Principal Ministry from the beginning
    • parish missions
    • to religious communities

    • retreat work


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The Recluse Sisters

A contemplative religious congregation

for women

Founded in 1943   

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The Oblate Missionaries
of Mary Immaculate

A secular institute

For lay women

Founded July 2, 1952 

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L’Institut Voluntas Dei


A secular institute

For Clerics,

       singl laymen

       marrid couples

       persons spiritually affiliated

Founded July 2, 1958





Ses travaux


fondateur 07For 20 years, publication (in French) of Collection Volontaire de Dieu, a monthly brochure

Author distinguished for his concrete and practical writings in a simple, direct and picgturesque style. He published several volumes on spirituality and human relations:


Sur les pas de Jésus (In the Footsteps of Jesus)
Le moment présent (The Present Moment)
En intimité avec Jésus (Intimacy with Jesus)
C’est possible de s’entendre avec les autres (It is Possible to Get Along with Others!)
Je t’accueille

Tu es à moi
En route vers Quelqu’un, volume 1
En route vers Quelqu’un, volume 2
Un cœur sur la main: Mgr J.L. Collignon
Victor Lelièvre, un homme branché sur...

The man


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An amazing capacity for listening; he was inhabited with presence.

A man of the positive, he finds and highlights the good that he finds in the person he sees.

He is a master in the art of welcoming those who seek the help of his ministry. He has a surprising capacity for listening.

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An amazing sense of availability to others.

His prayer life is composed of long hours devoted to mental prayer and spiritual reading, early in the morning.

His zeal for the salvation of souls is seen in his preaching, his ministry of confession, and his spiritual direction.

His is a missionary’s heart.

His marian heart is an expression of a filial, real, and faithful love for the Virgin Mary.

His humility is real, practical, and simple.

Inhabited with an invincible hope, he never surrenders to defeatism or sadness.

A man of peace, he continually searches for what is creative of unity and fraternity within persons and groups.

His being is rooted in a deep and mature faith.

 Souvenir of Father Parent (Video)
Prayer of Father Parent

Let us pray the Rosary with Father Parent...

The Joyful Mysteries

The Luminous Mysteries

The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Glorious Mysteries