Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Boniface
Archdiocese of Saint Boniface
Archidioecesis Sancti Bonifacii
|Ecclesiastical province||Saint Boniface|
|Cathedral||Saint Boniface Cathedral|
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Bonifacii) is a Latin archdiocese in part of the civil Province of Manitoba in Canada. Despite having no suffragan dioceses, the archdiocese is nominally metropolitan and considered[by whom?] to constitute as an ecclesiastical province by itself.
- Established on 1844.04.16 as Apostolic Vicariate of North-West (English) alias Nord-Ouest (French), on territory split off from Archdiocese of Québec.
- Promoted on 1847.06.04 as Diocese of Saint-Boniface / Sancti Bonifacii (Latin)
- Lost territory on 1862.04.08 to establish the then Apostolic Vicariate of Athabaska Mackenzie.
- Promoted on 1871.09.22 as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface / Sancti Bonifacii (Latin), having lost territory to establish the then Diocese of Saint Albert (now Metropolitan Archdiocese of Edmonton).
- Lost territory on 1882.07.11 to establish the Apostolic Vicariate of Pontiac, gained territory in 1889 from above Diocese of Saint Albert.
- Lost territories repeatedly : on 1891.06.04 to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Saskatchewan, on 1910.03.04 to establish Diocese of Regina, on 1915.12.04 to establish Archdiocese of Winnipeg and on 1952.04.29 to establish Diocese of Fort William.
- Apostolic Vicar of North-West
- Joseph-Norbert Provencher (1844.04.16 – 1847.06.04 see below), Titular Bishop of Iuliopolis (1820.02.01 – 1847.06.04), earlier as Auxiliary Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1820.02.01 – 1844.04.16)
- Suffragan Bishops of Saint-Boniface
- Joseph-Norbert Provencher (see above 1847.06.04 – death 1853.06.07)
- Alexandre-Antonin Taché Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (O.M.I.) (1853.06.07 – 1871.09.22 see below), succeeding as former Coadjutor Bishop of Saint-Boniface (1850.06.12 – 1853.06.07) and Titular Bishop of Arathia (1850.06.12 – 1853.06.07)
- Archbishops of Saint-Boniface
- Alexandre-Antonin Taché O.M.I. (see above 1871.09.22 – death 1894.06.22)
- Louis Philip Adélard Langevin (1895.01.08 – death 1915.06.15) 
- Arthur Béliveau (1915.11.09 – death 1955.09.14), succeeding as former Auxiliary Bishop of Saint-Boniface (1913.05.24 – 1915.11.09) and Titular Bishop of Domitiopolis (1913.05.24 – 1915.11.09)
- Maurice Baudoux (1955.09.14 – retired 1974.09.07), previously Bishop of Saint-Paul (Alberta, Canada) (1948.08.12 – 1952.03.04), then Titular Archbishop of Preslavus (1952.03.04 – 1955.09.14) as Coadjutor Archbishop of Saint-Boniface (1952.03.04 – succession 1955.09.14); died 1988
- Antoine Hacault (1974.09.07 – death 2000.04.13), previously Titular Bishop of Media (1964.07.30 – 1972.10.28) as Auxiliary Bishop of Saint-Boniface (1964.07.30 – 1972.10.28), then Titular Archbishop of the same Media (1972.10.28 – 1974.09.07) as Coadjutor Archbishop of Saint-Boniface (1972.10.28 – succession 1974.09.07)
- Émilius Goulet, Sulpicians (P.S.S.) (2001.06.23 – retired 3 July 2009)
- Albert LeGatt (3 July 2009 – ...), previously Bishop of Saskatoon (Canada) (2001.07.26 – 2009.07.03).
Statistics and extent
The archdiocese covers much of the province south of Lake Winnipeg and east of the Red River. It is a bilingual French and English archdiocese. Saint Boniface is a city ward of Winnipeg that sits on the east side of the Red River, and the area is a traditional home of Franco-Manitobans.
As of 2016, the archdiocese contains 87 parishes, 69 diocesan priests, 26 religious priests, 8 seminarians and 112,620 Catholics. It also has 150 Women Religious, 7 Religious Brothers, and 23 permanent deacons. The archdiocese and the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg jointly operate a number of parochial schools in Winnipeg.
Sources - Bibliography
- Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. .
- Archdiocese of St. Boniface site
- GCatholic with Google map and - satellite photo - data for all sections
- Catholic Schools Commission
- Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface page at catholichierarchy.org retrieved July 14, 2006