Taschereau, Elzear Alexandre


Taschereau, Elzear Alexandre
(1820-1898)
   Born at Ste. Marie de la Beauce, Quebec. Educated at the Seminary of Quebec; subsequently travelled throughout Europe; and in 1837 entered the Grand Seminary at Quebec. In 1842 ordained to the priesthood in his native parish. In 1847, while attending the sick and dying immigrants at Grosse Island, stricken with fever. In 1854 went to Rome, and in 1856 received the degree of D.D. In 1860 elected superior of the Quebec Seminary, the appointment including the rectorship of Laval University. In 1871 consecrated archbishop of Quebec, in succession to Archbishop Baillargeon. In 1872 founded the Hôtel Dieu du Sacré-Coeur at Quebec, and also instrumental in restoring the church at St. Anne de Beaupré. In 1886 created cardinal. Towards the end of 1894 retired from the administration of his diocese.
   Index: C Disapproves of appeal of Le Parti Catholique, 82-83. L Attributes establishment of first brotherhood of Holy Family to Father Pijard, 86.
   Bib.: Morgan, Can. Men; Dent, Can. Por.; Têtu, Le Cardinal Taschereau; Hamel, Taschereau.

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