François-Saturnin Lascaris d'Urfé

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François-Saturnin Lascaris d'Urfé, S.S. (1641 – June 30, 1701), was a French Sulpician priest known as the first resident pastor of the Parish of Saint-Louis du Haut de l'Île in what became the town of Baie-D'Urfé on the Island of Montreal in New France.[1][2]

Born in Paris, Lascaris d'Urfé was a brother of Louis Lascaris d'Urfé, Count of Sommaviva, whose son was Louis Lascaris d'Urfé, Bishop of Limoges, and he himself held the title of Marquis of Beauzé and was also Abbé of Ardèche. He was sent as a missionary to New France in 1668. After serving there for 19 years, he returned to Paris in 1687. He was later appointed as the Dean of Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Puy-en-Velay, France.

Lascaris d'Urfé died in Paris on June 30, 1701.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "François-Saturnin Lascaris d’Urfé". Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  2. ^ Lee, Thomas Roche ([n.d.]). The story of abbé François-Saturnin Lascaris d'Urfé; Sulpician missionary (1641-1701) after whom the town of Baie d'Urfé is named. [n.p.] p. 4. 
  • Répertoire général du clergé canadien, par ordre chronologique depuis la fondation de la colonie jusqu'à nos jours, par Mgr Cyprien Tanguay, Montréal: Eusèbe Senécal & fils, imprimeurs-éditeurs, 1893.