Joseph La Rocque

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Joseph La Rocque
Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
Joseph La Rocque.jpg
Diocese Saint-Hyacinthe
Installed June 22, 1860
Term ended February 4, 1866
Predecessor Jean-Charles Prince
Successor Charles La Rocque
Other posts Coadjutor Bishop of Montreal
Ordination March 15, 1835
Personal details
Born (1808-08-28)August 28, 1808
Chambly, Lower Canada
Died November 18, 1887(1887-11-18) (aged 79)
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec

Joseph La Rocque, also spelled Larocque, (28 August 1808 – 18 November 1887) was a Canadian Roman Catholic priest, professor, and bishop.

Born in Chambly, Lower Canada, La Rocque was ordained a priest on 15 March 1835 by Bishop Jean-Jacques Lartigue. In 1852, he was appointed Titular Bishop of Cydonia and Coadjutor Bishop of Montreal. In 1860, he was appointed Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. He resigned in 1866 and was appointed Titular Bishop of Germanicopolis.