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Louis Zephirin Moreau
May 24, blessed

May 24, blessed


Source: Catholicsaints.info



Memorial

  • 24 May

Profile

Born to a farm family, he was a sickly youth. Taught philosophy at the seminary at Nicolet, Quebec, Canada. Ordained on 19 December 1846. Secretary to a series of bishops of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. Founded the Union of Saint Joseph in 1874. Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe on 19 November 1875. Founder of the Sisters of Saint-Joseph of Saint-Hyacinthe in 1877, and the Sisters of Sainte-Martha.

Born

  • 1 April 1824 in Bécancour, Quebec, Canada

Died



  • 24 May 1901 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

Venerated

  • 10 May 1973 by Pope Paul VI (decree of heroic virtues)

Beatified

  • 10 May 1987 by Pope John Paul II

Patronage

  • Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, diocese of

 






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