Rouleau, Felix Raymond Marie

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Cardinal archbishop of Québec, Canada; b. L'Île-Verte, Québec, April 6, 1866; d. Québec, May 31, 1931. His baptismal name was Felix; he studied at the minor seminary of Rimouski, at the Dominican novitiate of SaintHyacinthe, and then at their monastery in Corsica, where he was ordained Aug. 31, 1892. He served the order as professor at the Dominican Scholastic College in Ottawa, Canada, and became a master of theology (1909) and provincial (1919). He was consecrated as the second bishop of Valleyfield, Québec, in May 1923; transferred to the Archdiocese of Québec in 1926; and made a cardinal in 1927. The cardinal, a mystic and a great theologian, presided at the founding of the Canadian Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas at Laval University. He died suddenly in his palace on his way to celebrate a pontifical mass in the cathedral.

Bibliography: j. b. a. allaire, Dictionnaire biographique du clergé canadien-français, v. 5 (Montréal 1928) 190191. l. a. paquet, Annuaire de l'Université Laval (193132) 261267, éloge.

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