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Archbishop Paul-Eugène Roy

Archbishop Paul-Eugène Roy

Birth
Berthier-sur-Mer, Chaudiere-Appalaches Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 20 Feb 1926 (aged 66)
Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
Memorial ID 8051218 · View Source
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Canadian religious leader. Eighteenth bishop and eighth archbishop of Québec.A native of Berthier-sur-Mer (Québec), he studied at the Minor Seminary in the city of Québec and at the end of these studies, he was admitted immediately to the Great seminary. Because he was such a brilliant student, his superiors of the Seminar of Québec sent him to Paris to study at the Catholic Institute and at the Sorbonne. He came back to Québec in 1885. He was ordained priest on June 13, 1886 and he lived five years at the Minor Seminary of Québec where he taught rhetoric and was prefect of studies. In 1890, he left Québec and became the pastor of Sainte-Anne parish, in Hartford, (Connecticut). In 1899, Archbishop Bégin of Québec recalled him in his diocese and asked to take charge of the fundraising for the Hôtel-Dieu, whose financial standing was seriously compromised at the time. In 1907, answering again the call of the archbishop, he left his parish of Our-Lady-of-Jacques-Cartier to campaign on behalf of the the new movement “Action Sociale Catholique”. On May 10, 1908, he was made bishop of Eleuthéropolis and was named auxiliary of Bishop Bégin in Québec. In 1909, he participated in the plenary council of Québec. In 1910, he organized and directed in the city of Québec a congress of temperance which had much glare. The same year, he took a very significant part in the eucharistic congress of Montréal. Two years after, in 1912, again in the city of Québec, he was instrumental in the success of the French language convention in Canada. Having become cardinal in May 1914, Bishop Bégin required and obtained from Rome that his auxiliary was elevated to the title of archbishop.He was indeed named archbishop of Séleucie on September 8 of the same year 1914. Six years later, on June 1, 1920, he became coadjutor of the cardinal with the right of future succession. Struck with a cancer of the intestine, on April 17, 1923, he was hospitalized, It is in his hospital room that he was encharged, on July 18, 1925, with the succession of Bishop Bégin and that, next 10 January, he accepted the pallium of the archbishops, from the hands of Bishop Langlois, auxiliary of Québec. It is there also that he died, one month after.

Bio by: Guy Gagnon


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Archbishop Paul-Eugène Roy (9 Nov 1859–20 Feb 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8051218, citing Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec, Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .