Blessed François de Laval - First Bishop of Quebec and of Canada (1623-1708).
Blessed François de Laval was born in Normandy, France. He wanted to become a priest from his earliest childhood. When he was eight years old, his father placed him with the Jesuits, where he lived for fourteen years far. During Holy Week in 1708 he contracted the illness that was to take him to the grave.
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