Rev. Albert Lacombe

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Albert Lacombe, O.M.I.

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Birthplace: Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada
Death: December 12, 1916 (89)
Midnapore, Alberta, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Albert Lacombe and Agathe Duhamel
Brother of Sophie Blandine Foisy; Marie Dina Lacombe; Charles Lacombe; Lucille Esther Lacombe; Marguerite Lacombe and 1 other

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About Rev. Albert Lacombe

Albert Lacombe (1827-1916) was a French-Canadian Catholic missionary who lived with and evangelized the Cree and Blackfoot First Nations of Northwestern Canada. He brokered a peace between the Cree and Blackfoot and negotiated construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway through Blackfoot territory.

  • He was born in Saint-Sulpice, Québec to Albert Lacombe and Agathe Duhamel. He was ordained on 13 June 1849.
  • He was sent to Pembina, Minnesota where he worked with Father Belcourt from 1949-51.
  • He was missionary in northwestern Canada for most of the rest of his life.
  • He translated the bible into Cree along with Constantine Scollen in 1870. He also wrote a grammar and dictionary in Cree.
  • He traveled to Europe and visited the Vatican and Pope Leo XIII and the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph in 1900.
  • In 1904-05 he traveled again to Europe and visited Pope Pius X

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About Rév. Père Albert Lacombe (Français)

Rév. Père Albert Lacombe (1827-1916), né à Saint-Sulpice d'Albert Lacombe et d'Agathe Duhamel. Il entra chez les Oblats de Marie-Immaculée et ordonné à Montréal le 13 juin 1849.

  • Il fut un contemporain de Mgr Bourget, Mgr Taché et l'abbé Belcourt.
  • Missionnaire dans l'ouest canadien, depuis 1849
  • il était chargé de la desserte spirituelle des nombreux ouvriers catholiques employés à la construction du Pacifique Canadien
  • En 1900 Il fut reçu au Vatican par Léon XIII et à la cour d'Autriche par l'empereur François-Joseph.
  • En 1904-05 If fut un dernier voyage à Rome, où il eut la joie d'être béni par Pie X
  • Auteur d'un dictionnaire et d'une grammaire en lange cree (1873)

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Rev. Albert Lacombe's Timeline

1827
February 28, 1827
Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada
1916
December 12, 1916
Age 89
Midnapore, Alberta, Canada