Servant of God Bishop Ovide Charlebois
Ovide Charlebois was borne at Oka in Canada on February 17th, 1862, and at the age of twenty entered the novitiate of the Missionary Oblates of Mary immaculate. In 1887 he was ordained priest and sent to the missions of the West. For sixteen years he lived alone at Cumbertand working amongst the Indians. Named Vicar Apostolic of Keewatin 1910, he laboured at the difficult task of organizing his vast vicariate with humble yet indomitable patience and courage until he died a holy death on November 20, 1933.
He believed that one as a font not to try fo be a saint. For his episcopal motto, he chose: To Jesus through Mary. His Cause or beatification was introduced on September 16, 1979.
O God whose servant Bishop Charlebois strove with admirable fortitude, patience and humility to bring Thy reing of love into a wilderness, make us like him steadfast in virtue and grant as through his intercession the special grace which we ask of Thy infinite goodness. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to God.
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