An ULTRAMONTANE, he tried to bring about a Christian society which would revolve around the church. In pursuit of this objective, he had to face the revolt of a lay minority which opposed Church control, especially over education. Named the first bishop of Montréal on 13 May 1836, he drew upon himself the wrath of the radical PATRIOTES whom he condemned energetically in his pastoral letter of 24 October 1837.
Author GILLES CHAUSSÉ
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The Society of Saint Sulpice in Canada
A brief history of the Society’s activities in the province of Québec. From The Canadian Province Sulpicians.