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  • 1885-1902 (Creation)
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    Grandin, O.M.I., Vital Justin, 1829-1902

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14 documents; including 2 booklets ; 2 photographs on card ; 6 inches x 4.25 inches and 2.5 inches x 4 inches

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(1829-1902)

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Vital Justin Grandin was born in 1829 at St. Pierre-la-Cour, Brittany, the ninth child in a family of fourteen. After spending some years in a secular seminary he joined the Oblates in 1851 and was ordained by the founder, Bishop Mazenod in 1954. He arrived in St. Boniface in November 1854 and spent some months learning local Indian languages. In spring 1855 he left with Bishop Tache for Ile-a-la-Crosse by Hudson Bay barge and then on to Trinity Mission on Lake Athabaska.
In 1857 at the age of 28 he was made titular Bishop of Salata and coadjutor to Bishop Tache. In 1871 St. Boniface became a Metropolitan Province and Bishop Grandin was made Bishop of the Diocese of St. Albert. He was Oblate Vicar of the Diocese with 15 priests and Bothers under him. In 1897 Bishop Emil Legal became his coadjutor. In 1929 the Canonical process was begun for his beatification.

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Bishop's Office

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File consists of news clippings concerning Bishop Vital J. Grandin, a booklet entitled 'Bishop V. Grandin: a Northern Apostle'. La Survivance Printing. (Edmonton, AB, 1936), and a photograph on card of Bishop Grandin and his brother? Card presented to Bishop Carroll, Calgary by Mrs John R. Costigan, Vancouver, BC. Also includes Ordinance from Archbishop Henry Joseph O'Leary of Edmonton concerning the Beatification of the servant of God, Msgr. Vital Justin Grandin dated Sept 30, 1029.

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GRA F1

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Draft

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Created Jun 4, 2018
Revised Feb 14, 2019

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  • Folder: 37.1097
  • Folder: 37.1095