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Abbé Louis-Pierre Gravel - CANADA150

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Hidden : 6/5/2017
In Saskatchewan, Canada
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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This is a Canada 150 project that aims to present places and people important for the Francophone community of Saskatchewan. More information : Geocaching CÉCS

Ceci est un projet Canada 150 qui vise à faire découvrir des personnalités et lieux importants pour la communauté francophone de la Saskatchewan. Plus d'information : Géocachette CÉCS


ABBÉ LOUIS-PIERRE GRAVEL – CANADA150

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Born in Arthabaska, Quebec, in 1868, Abbé Louis-Pierre Gravel arrived in Saskatchewan in 1907 as a settlement agent for the Canadian government. His main mission was to repatriate Franco-Americans. He was undoubtedly an ideal candidate for this task, having served in New York from 1892 to 1901 in a parish founded by French Canadians.

He moved to Moose Jaw because the Dominion Lands Office was located there. In doing so, he became the town's first resident priest.

Abbé Gravel had a great impact on Francophone immigration to southern Saskatchewan. He founded many parishes, such as Gravelbourg, and brought more than ten thousand French-speaking settlers to the province.

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Né à Arthabaska au Québec en 1868, l’abbé Louis-Pierre Gravel arrive en Saskatchewan en 1907 en tant qu’agent de colonisation pour le gouvernement canadien. Sa mission principale est de rapatrier au pays les Francos-Américains. Il était sans doute un candidat idéal pour ce mandat, ayant exercé son ministère à New York de 1892 à 1901 dans une paroisse fondée par des Canadiens-Français.

Il s’installe à Moose Jaw car le bureau des terres du Dominion s’y trouve. Il devient par le fait même le premier prêtre résident de la ville.

L’Abbé Gravel aura un grand impact sur l’immigration francophone dans le sud de la Saskatchewan. Il fondera de nombreuses paroisses, telle que Gravelbourg, et entraînera plus de dix mille colons francophones dans la province.

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Abbé Louis-Pierre Gravel (photo credit / crédit photo : Société historique de la Saskatchewan)

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