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Biography of Mgr Émilius Goulet, p.s.s.

É. Goulet

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Born on May 15, 1933 in the Quebec village of Saint-Isidore-de-Dorchester, son of a farmer father of 13 children, he received his primary education in his native parish (1939-1946), he did his classical studies at the Seminary of St. Anne-de-la-Pocatière (1946-1954, B.A.), and theology at the Major Seminary of St. Boniface (1954-1958, B. Th.). Ordained a priest in his home parish for the Diocese of St. Boniface by Most Rev. Baudoux, Archbishop of St. Boniface, on June 24, 1958, he taught Latin at the College of Montreal in 1958-1959 while attending the University of Montreal in order to obtain a license in theology (1959) and do his doctoral studies (1959-1960). He also did the same year his Solitude at the Seminary of Philosophy of Montreal and joined the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice in 1960. He continued his studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome (license in Sacred Scripture, 1962) and the French Biblical and Archaeological School of Jerusalem (diploma in Sacred Scripture, 1963).

Appointed professor of Scripture and Liturgy at the Major Seminary of St. Boniface (1963-1967), where he also devoted himself to the permanent education of clergy and religious communities, he was assigned from 1967 to 1970 at the Major Seminary of Guatemala as professor of Scripture and Liturgy, from where he went (1970-1976) to the Major Seminary of Manizales in Colombia as Rector and professor of Scripture. Appointed, on his return to Canada, curate at Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal and professor of religious studies at André Grasset College (1977), he was also responsible of the priestly residence of the Major Seminary (1977-1978). In 1978 he became member of the formation team of the Major Seminary while teaching the Sacred Scriptures, and was consultor of the Provincial Council (1979-1982). Elected for two terms as Provincial of the Sulpicians of Canada (1982-1994), in January 1995 he became the Francophone Secretary General of the CCCB (until December 1999), and on March 1, 2000 Rector of the Canadian College in Rome, ecclesiastical adviser to Canadian Embassy to the Vatican, and General Financial Administrator of the Society at the Holy See.

Elected on June 23, 2001 the 7th bishop and 6th archbishop of St. Boniface, he was consecrated on September 16 at the Cathedral of St. Boniface by Cardinal Turcotte, Archbishop of Montreal, assisted by Most Rev. Couture, Archbishop of Quebec, and Most Rev. Weisgerber, Archbishop of Winnipeg. A polyglot, he speaks English, Italian, Spanish, German and Brazilian.

Motto: Duc in Altum
Coat of Arms: Archives of the author
Works: several volumes of mimeographed lecture notes for educational purPSSin major seminaries of Manizales and Montreal
Iconography: AEC (2002)
Sources: Press Release of the Holy See, June 23, 2001; documentation provided by the Archives of the Sulpicians of Montreal; Press Release of the CCCB, June 23, 2001.
This English translation by the Workgroup "Communications" of the Province of Canada of the Priests of Saint Sulpice is published with the kind authorization of the Wilson & Lafleur Publishing House, of November 25, 2010. It is taken from: Jean LeBlanc, Dictionnaire biographique des évêques catholiques du Canada : les diocèses catholiques canadiens des Églises latine et orientales et leurs évêques : repères chronologiques et biographiques 1658-2002,  Montréal, Wilson & Lafleur, 2002, 881 p.

ed @ Peter Krasuski Source http://www.sulpc.org/ed/evsulpc_goulet_en.html
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