The Beginning

old2The first French Missionaries (MEP [Stands for Société des Missions étrangères de Paris]) who set foot in Seremban came from Malacca. In 1845, Bishop John Baptist Boucho, the Vicar Apostolic of Malacca-Singapore sent a French priest, Fr. Pierre Favre, MEP to start the parish of St Francis Xavier in Malacca. Thus those who laid the foundation of the Christian community in Seremban were visiting priests from Malacca. It would seem that Bishop Boucho was paying special attention to the material and religious formation of a group of people, the indigenous people living in the Malayan forests, so the bishop appointed a young missionary Fr. Pierre Henri Borie to work among these people.