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Fr. Paul Dumais

Fraternity of St. Philip Neri
Founding Member
There is a place in Maine called "the County" and at the northern border of Aroostook County there is a place called "the Valley" forming the part of the international border with Canada along the St. John River. Fr. Paul Dumais was born and raised in the small town of Madawaska which was founded by settlers in 1785 after being forcefully dispersed by the English from the region of Acadia (Nova Scotia). The Acadians were people of heroic faith, hard work and simple fare in particular a sub regional food known as "ployes" (rhymes with "boys"). Fr. Paul has frequently been found introducing people to "ployes" using a family recipe from the Dumais Farms in Frenchville, Maine, where his cousins still grow, mill and sell buckwheat flour and ready-to-use "ployes" mix. Having been ordained as a Catholic priest in 2004 he presently resides in Lewiston and serves as the Catholic chaplain to Central Maine Medical Center as well as Bates College. As a founding member of the Fraternity of St. Philip Neri he is eager to promote a sincere conversation about all that is true, good and beautiful and can be reached at spnmaine.org.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, July 25

9:45am PDT