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Bourget, Ignace
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(Oct 30, 1799, Saint-Joseph, Canada – Jun 8, 1885, Sault-au-Récollet, Quebec), second Roman Catholic bishop of Montreal. When Bourget became bishop of Montreal in 1840, he had already established himself as an active diocesan administrator, tireless recruiter of nuns, brothers, and priests from Europe. As bishop he founded institutes of charity, many schools, dozens of new parishes, and several centers for contemplation. He was a convinced Ultramontanist (Ultramontanism) who opposed attempts to alter traditional Catholic devotional practices. In …

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Noll, Mark A., “Bourget, Ignace”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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