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Léon PROVANCHER

Canadian Léon PROVANCHER

born Léon Abel PROVANCHER

Canadian Catholic parish priest and naturalist

Source :  Jacques HIVERT

Born: on March 10, 1820 in Becancour, Canada
Died: on March 23, 1892 in Cap-Rouge, Quebec, Canada


Biography

He organized two pilgrimages to Jerusalem, one of which he conducted in person. In 1865 he established in his parish at Portneuf a confraternity of the Third Order of St. Francis, probably the first of its kind in Canada.

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