|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1862|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 1933|
The Servant Of God, Monsignor Ovide Charlebois OMI., was born in Oka, Québec, Canada, on February 12, 1862, to Hyacinthe Charlebois and Emergence Chartierand. To this day, he remains of the best known and best loved clergyman of his country.
Joining the Congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, he was ordained to the Priesthood at the age of 25, on July 17, 1887. Successively, Charlebois moved to West Canada, where he dedicated his entire remaining years to the Apostolate within the Natives present in those parts. He lived in Cumberland alone for sixteen years, next to a tribe, until he was named as the First Apostolic Vicar of Keewatin, Manitoba, receiving his Episcopal Consecration with the Titular See of Berenice on November 30, 1910, from Archbishop Louis Philip Adélard Langevin OMI., at the age of 48. He was installed as Head of the named Apostolic Vicariate on the following March 7, 1911.
Bishop Ovidio took care of his vast Vicariate, until his saintly death, which occurred at Le Pas, on November 20, 1933, aged 71. During his lifetime, he managed to organize the First Missions of the Roman Catholic Church to Hudson Bay.
When Bishop Charlebois was being buried in the Cathedral of Le Pas, Manitoba, the elders say that numerous white doves were seen flying in the sky. Originally interred inside the Cemetery of Le Pas, his remains were transferred to the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in 1955.
The Cause for his beatification was introduced on September 16, 1979.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral
Flin Flon-Northwest Census Division
Plot: Crypte de la Cathédrale.
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Aug 09, 2008
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