IN CATHOLIC HISTORY
Fr. Jacques Monet, S.J.
Permission graciously granted by Father Monet for this to be published here 2003
Father Monet has written numerous scholarly articles in both English and French, and has contributed entries in the dictionary of Canadian Biography and the Encyclopedia Britannica. His books include The Last Cannon Shot, A Study of French Canadian Nationalism, The Canadian Crown, and La Premiere Revolution Tranquille.
He has also been on-camera narrator on CBC TV on several programs, and authored sixteen lectures on the lives of Canada’s prime ministers which were aired in French on Radio-Canada in 1982.
Father Monet has taught at Saint Mary’s University High School in Halifax. Loyola College in Montreal, the University of Toronto, and from 1969 to 1982 at the University of Ottawa. In 1982 he was installed as President of Regis College.
A native of Saint-Jean, Quebec, Father Monet entered the Society of Jesus in 1949 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1966. He received the Ph.D. in history from the University of Toronto in 1964.
Father Monet’s many honors include Her Majesty’s Jubilee Gold Medal (1977), the Governor General’s Gold Medal (1978), and the Centenary Medal of the Royal Society of Canada (1982). He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1978.