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Saint Mary's Church was founded in 1964, at Mont Saint Aignan near Rouen (Seine Maritime, France), by thousands of Christian families attached to the Catholic faith receveid from the apostles, and to the preconcilliary liturgy and Mass, and the Gregorian chant.

Saint Mary's Church is independent of any political or fundamentalist movement and, by it's legal constitution of any other ecclesiastical juridiction. It opens its pastoral ministry to al who, being aware of their weaknesses, seek God and want to participate in the liturgical and sacramental life of the church, confident in our Lord's mercy.

Saint Mary's Church is a member of the International Council of Community Churches that is linked to the World Council of the Churches in Geneva. Saint Mary's Church welcomes divorced Christians and gives them the consolation of the sacraments of the Christian life. "The sabbath is made for man ; not man for the sabbath". The church received from Christ a mission of mercy, not of condemnation. Divorce is a short coming that we can only regret. But to forbid the sacraments of spiritual life to divorced Christians who ask for them is contrary to the gospel's message and in scandalous.

Saint Mary's Church calls upon the priestly ministry, not only of those who have a vocation to celebacy, but also of fathers of families, according to the apostoloc usage and practice maintained in every Christian churches including the Uniat churches, i.e those united with the Roman see. Celibacy is a particular vocation which is not given to everyone. To make it mandatory for priestly ordination is a constraint that Christ never imposed upon his disciples who were in fact married. Priests must be free to choose the state which best suits them, according to the gift they received, to fully live their faith and announce the gospel to everyone.

Saint Mary's Church received its Holy Orders from the Right Reverens Cornejo Radavero. He was consecrated a Roman Catholic bishop on April 16,1961, by Cardinal Landazuri Ricketts, Archbishop-Primate of Peru. Bishop Cornejo conferred the episcopal ordination to Bishop Maurice Cantor, founder of Saint Mary's Church. He also confered Holy Orders to the priests who form the church clergy community. The Roman Catholic universities of Toulouse, Ottawa and Louvain certified the validity of Bishop Cantor's episcopate. The sacraments of Saint Mary's Church are therefore validly administered.


(2)  See Certificate of the Catholic University of Louvain.

(3) See Certificate of the validity of the Sacraments of The Holy Church Marie.

(4) Voir Attestation des Maires des communes...

Saint Mary's Church is cultual center of a vast pastoral region that is made of many neighboring departments. Its staff consists of 13 paid members (9 clergy and 4 auxiliaries to the clergy), working full time for the church, including Bishop Maurice Cantor and Bishop Cornejo. Here are some statistics.

From the time St. Mary's Church was founded in 1965

1965 to 2007

24.092 children received the sacrament of baptism.

11.536 children made solemn communion .

15.218 young men and women received the sacrament of marriage.



Procession des communiantes et des communiants

  • At 9:15 a.m. : Song Mass.
  • At 11:00 a.m. : Pontifical High Mass.
  • At 3:45 p.m. : End of afternoon Mass.

During the week, mass is at 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m..

Clergy are on attendance every day, except Tuesday and Friday.

  • Numerous pilgrimages take place at Saint Mary's Church. Among them:

·         the pilgrimage to the Miraculous Virgin Mary and Saint Rita, held on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

·         Saint Benedict, on Easter Monday.

·         Saint Catherine Labouré, the 2nd Sunday of November.

·         Saint Rita, the 1st Sunday of October.

·         Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, the 3rd Sunday of October.

For any further information please write to the Superior of the Church clergy community: the Right Reverend Claude Ducroq.

EGLISE SAINTE MARIE - B.P.5 - 35 rue de la Vatine - 76131 Mont Saint Aignan Cedex - France. Telephone : - Fax :