Saturday, March 25, 2006

Father JULIEN VIAU (1936-2002)

A couple of years before his death, Father JULIEN VIAU gave me his Curriculum Vitae so that I could share it as part of his genealogical info. For this reason, I am including it here. Pictures of Father VIAU, with his family & in Sudan, may be viewed in albums 36-37-38 on our Webshots site at:


Born in Cochrane, Ontario 1936.08.18, the 1st child of 9 of ERNEST VIAU (carpenter from Norembega, Ont.)+IRENE PAPINEAU (9th child of 16 of JULIEN+ALICE DESJARDINS) of Saint-Janvier, Québec.

Primary education in Norembega and Ansonville, Ontario and in Waterville, Québec.

1950-1958: Classical studies at the Minor Seminary in Sainte-Thérèse, Québec.

1954-1957: Diocesan president of the Jeunesse étudiante catholique (JÉC) of Saint-Jérome, Québec.

1958-1959: Probation within the Society of the Missions-étrangères in Sainte-Foy, Québec.

1959-1963: Theological studies at Pont Viau, Québec at the Society of Foreign Missions.

1962.12.21: Ordained as a RC priest by Msgr. Paul-Émile Charbonneau, auxiliary bishop of Ottawa, Ontario, at Saint-Charles church of Eastview, Ontario.

1963-1965: Studies in Canon Law at the Gregorian University of Rome. Diploma conferred in June of 1965.

1965-1967: Studies in Liturgy and Canon Law at the Catholic Institute of Paris.

1967.06: Masters in Liturgy and Doctorate in Canon Law.

1967-1983: Attaché at the Apostolic Nunciatur in Havana, Cuba.

1978-1982: Regional superior of the Society of the Missions-étrangères (PMÉ) in Cuba.

1982: Responsible for the future missions of the PMÉ in Africa.

1983-1987: Responsible for the PMÉ in Sudan.

1983-1984: Study of the Arabic language in Cairo, Egypt.

1984-1986: Missionary and Financial Administrator of the diocese of Wau, Sudan.

1986-1994: Pastor of Saint Peter and Paul parish in rtoum, Sudan

1990-2002: Professor of Liturgy and Canon Law at Saint Paul’s Major National Seminary in Khartoum, Sudan.

1994 to 2002: Coordinator of Pastoral Care at Saint Paul’s Major National Seminary in Khartoum, Sudan.

2002.05.14: Died suddenly of a massive heart attack in Laval, QC

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