Louis Nazaire Begin

(1840-1925) Archbishop of Quebec and cardinal, born Sarosta, Canada; died Quebec. Ordained in Rome, 1865, he continued his studies in Innsbruck and the Holy Land, and returned to Canada in 1867. Teaching for a time at Laval and at the Lower Seminary in Quebec, he was made principal of the Laval Normal School in 1884. He was consecrated in 1888 and named Bishop of Chicoutimi, becoming coadjutor to Cardinal Taschereau, Archbishop of Quebec, in 1891. Named archbishop in 1898, he was made a cardinal by Pius X in 1914. In addition to the zealous administration of his archdiocese he wrote on doctrinal subjects and took an active part as an arbitrator in labor disputes.

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