reflections, updates and homilies from Deacon Mike Talbot inspired by the following words from my ordination: Receive the Gospel of Christ whose herald you have become. Believe what you read, teach what you believe and practice what you teach...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
The 1st Bishop of Quebec; beatified by Saint Pope JPII
Bl. Francis de Laval
Feastday: May 6
Beatified By: June 22, 1980, Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City by Pope John Paul II
Blessed François-Xavier de Montmorency-Laval (30 April 1623 - 6 May 1708) was the first Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec and was one of the most influential men of his day. He was appointed when he was 36 years old by Pope Alexander VII. He was a member of the Montmorency family. He was beatified in 1980 by Pope John Paul II and was able to speak to the king of France Louis XIV.