Ignace Bourget

Ignace Bourget

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ignace Bourget (October 30, 1799 - June 8, 1885) was a French-Canadian Roman Catholic priest who held the title of Bishop of Montreal from 1840 to 1876. Born in L vis, Quebec in 1799, Bourget entered the clergy at an early age, undertook several courses of religious study, and in 1837 was named co-adjutor bishop of the newly created bishopric of Montreal. Following the death of Jean-Jacques Lartigue in 1840, Bourget became Bishop of Montreal. During the 1840s, Bourget led the expansion of the Roman Catholic Church in Quebec. He encouraged the immigration of European missionary societies, including the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, the Jesuits, the Society of the Sacred Heart and the Good Shepherd Sisters. He also established entirely new religious communities including the Sisters of Charity of Saint-Hyacinthe, Sisters of Saint Ann, Sisters of Providence, and the Institute of Misericordia Sisters.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134974889
  • 9786134974882