He was ordained 12 January 1813, and spent the remaining forty-two years of his life evangelizing the Iroquois, first at St. Regis and later at Kahnawake (Sault-St-Louis). He died of typhoid fever, at that time epidemic among the Iroquois.
He wrote Iroquois grammar and a French–Iroquois dictionary. For his church and schools, he translated into Iroquois François de Ligny's Histoire de la vie de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ, and published in their language a collection of prayers, hymns, and canticles (1852), a catechism (1854), a calendar of Catholic ritual, and a number of sermons.
- Appleton, Cyclopaedia of American Biography, s. v.;
- Tanguay, Rep. general du clergé Canadien
- Devine, E.J., Historic Caughnawaga. Montreal: Messenger Press