François de Laval

A bishop, a visionary, a bold man, a founder… and a Saint!

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Follow the Man


Discover the space, time and society of New France with François de Laval, first bishop of New France, within the Social Universe program, 2nd cycle.


Immerse yourself in 7th Century Old Québec and walk the very grounds used by other founders like Champlain, Frontenac, Talon, Marie de l'Incarnation and Catherine de Saint-Augustin.



Duration: 2-3 hours

Walking tour for active pupils.

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You Must Discover this Founder


Discover the times and challenges imposed upon the burgeoning Catholic Church in the American land, through the eyes of the founding bishop François de Laval. With him, learn more about the details of the Atlantic crossing, the education system, the economy, and more.  Meet a few of his contemporaries, such as the Native Americans, Louis XIV, Frontenac, Marie de l'Incarnation and Catherine de Saint-Augustin.


PowerPoint presentations and costumes.


Option A : in your parish

Option B : at the Centre

 

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The Saint and Blessed Founders


Within the Social Universe program, meet the three founders of Catholic Church of Canada: Marie de l'Incarnation, founder of the Québec Ursulines, Catherine de Saint-Augustin, spiritual founder of the Hôtel-Dieu Nurses, and François de Laval, first bishop of Québec. Discover the lifeworks of these founders who have marked the social and religious society of Québec.


Duration: 2-3 hours

Walking tour for active pupils.

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Many parishes now offer processes in Christian formation and preparatory classes for the sacrament of Confirmation.


François de Laval should be an unavoidable model for youngsters, their parents and adults in formation because of his determination, his ingenuity and his daring.  His works, that mark civil and religious history still today, show the great love he had for this American land, its settlers and God.


The Centre offers different activities in its premises or in parishes: PowerPoint presentation, New France costumes, coat of arms, and more.


Groups that visit the Centre can discover the Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral, François de Laval's funeral chapel, his tomb, and the underground cemetery where were buried past bishops for no extra charge.

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