Sunday, October 19, 2008

Délia TÉTREAULT (1865-1941)

On February 4, 1865, twins, Délia and Roch were born to Alexis TÉTREAULT (Alexis+Esther BOULAIS) and Célina PONTON (Pierre+Céleste GIRARD) in Marieville, Rouville County, QC. Although Délia was the more frail of the two, it was Roch, who died at age 7 months. In 1867, Délia’s mother died; therefore, her uncle, Jean ALIX, and his wife, Julie PONTON (her mother's sister), adopted her.
Délia studied at the convent school of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Marieville. Once she had learned to read, she spent much time perusing the religious magazines that were available at the time. It was thus that she began dreaming of becoming a missionary in distant lands.
At 18, she asked to be admitted to the Carmelite convent in Montréal but she was refused. In October 1883, the Sisters of Charity of St-Hyacinthe, QC accepted her as a Postulant. It was during this period that she heard “the call of God” to found a missionary religious community. She became ill and was sent home where she spent a couple of years caring for her “mother,” Julie. Afterward, she volunteered to help Father PICHON, who worked with immigrants and the destitute in Montréal, QC.
In 1902, Délia began to plan for her missionary future. Msgr. BRUCHÉSI helped her found a training school for missionaries. In 1904, Pope Pius X officially approved the school and transformed it into a religious community known as the Société des Soeurs Missionnaires de l'Immaculée-Conception. In religions, Délia was known as Mère Marie du Saint-Esprit.
In 1933, Délia fell ill and was paralyzed for 8 years. She died on October 1, 1941, leaving behind missionary sisters, who were working in 13 different countries.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

More info about PINEL

Bob ST-GELAIS wrote: I have the marriages of Notre Dame de Québec in Québec City... here is some info I did not see in the review you sent.
PIERRE PINEL married Charlotte FOUGERAT, daughter of Madelain & Marie DAVID of France M Nov 30 1662, Notre-Dame-de-Québec. Pierre married second to Marie-Barbe DUPONT, daughter of Gilles and Françoise MICHEL. M Nov 27 1692, Notre-Dame-de-Québec. Pierre died July 1707, Ste. Foye, Québec, P.Q
GILLES PINELmarried Anne LÉODET, daughter of Nicolas & Isabelle PINAU Sept 2 1657, Notre-Dame-de-Québec. Gilles PINEL died Jan 1700 Neuville, Portneuf, P. Q. was buried 15 Jan 1700 Neuville, Portneuf., P.Q.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Nicolas PINEL (1605-1655)

In the October 2008 issue (Vol. 136, No. 9)
of the
Revue Sainte-Anne
you'll find an interesting article about the ancestor of the PINEL's in QUÉBEC.
Born in Campagnolles, Normandie, FRANCE, Nicolas PINEL married Madeleine MARANDA dit MARAULT in 1630 in Ste-Marguerite-de-LaRochelle. The couple had 5 children:
Pierre (1-died very young)
Gilles (twin) married Anne LÉODET in 1657,
Pierre (2) married Charlotte FOUCHERAT in 1662,
2nd marriage to Barbe (Anne) DUPONT in 1692,
Gilles is the only child to have assure the survival of the PINEL surname, although some of his children took on the name of LAFRANCE. In 1729, the PINEL's had 276 descendants.
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