Theodat Gabriel Sagard
Seventeenth century Recollect lay brother, missionary, and historian; born in France.
He was sent on the Huron mission in Canada in 1623, soon won the affection of his neophytes, and when sent back to France persuaded his superiors that a more powerful order should be introduced.
They requested the Jesuits to take the mission.
He presented a memoir concerning the state of religion to the Viceroy of New France.
His history of Canada gives a clear account of the Recollect missions.
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