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Jean Dolbeau

Recollect friar, b. in the Province of Anjou, France, March 12, 1586; d. at Orleans, June 9, 1652

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Dolbeau, JEAN, Recollect friar, b. in the Province of Anjou, France, March 12, 1586; d. at Orleans, June 9, 1652. He entered the order at the age of nineteen at Balmette, near Angers, and was one of the four Recollects who were the first missionaries of Canada. He landed at Quebec in May, 1615, and celebrated the first Mass ever said there. He became commissionary provincial of the mission in 1618 and preached the first jubilee accorded to Canada. This zealous missionary built the first monastery of the Recollects at Quebec in 1620. He returned to France in 1625, taking with him a young Indian boy who was later baptized at Angers. Endowed with many striking qualities, Father Dolbeau was remarkable for extraordinary seized spiritual insight and profound humility. He was successively master of novices, guardian, definitor, and provincial delegate at the general chapter of the order held in Spain in 1633. He died in the forty-seventh year of his religious life.

ODORIC M. JOUVE


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