Saint Francois de Laval: A Man for Canada

Posted May 6, 2019 6:49 pm by John Paul Meenan, Editor

Saint Francois de Laval: A Man for Canada

Saint Francois-Xavier de Montmorency-Laval (+1708), the first bishop of Quebec, two centuries before ‘Canada’ even existed, began life in France, a descendant from nobility on both sides. Destined for the priesthood, he showed a high degree not only of intelligence, holiness, piety and devotion, but also a shrewd practical sense, with the capacity to administrate, to organize funds and to deal with men amicably in all their foibles and fractiousness. He was, in the truly Pauline sense, all things to all men. He lived a life of deep prayer, discipline and recollection, the source of his immense apostolic activity and

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