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Memorable Manitobans: Pierre Aubert (1814-1890)

Cleric.

Born at Digné, France, Aubert entered the Oblate Order in 1830 and came to Canada in 1844. A year later he was appointed superior and founder of the first Oblate mission at Red River, based in St. Boniface. Upon his arrival at St. Boniface, he also became priest of the cathedral and vicar general. But his French origins made it impossible for him to advance to a bishopric in Red River, and he moved east to Bytown [Ottawa] in 1850 and then to Montreal until his return to France in 1865.

More information:

Pierre Aubert, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 25 January 2008

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