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The third archbishop, Ambrose Marechal, was a Sulpician and a refugee from the French Revolution.
A year later, long-estranged from the Methodists at Rice Lake, he showed up at the Sulpician Catholic mission at the Lake of Two Mountains (Oka), asking to convert to the Catholic faith.
These included sociable activities that were frequently attacked from the pulpits of both Sulpician and Presbyterian clergy: dancing, the faces, theatricals, cards, and the circus:
To study the cultural achievements of the Montreal Sulpicians is to plunge deep into the history of Montreal, given the central role of the Sulpician Order in the development of Montreal and Lower Canada.
To discover the theoretical conception that prompted the explosion of spiritualities, one may usefully consult the four-volume work by the Sulpician author Pierre Pourrat (1871-1957), La spiritualite chretienne, first published in Paris during les Annees folles.
Certainly his Catholicism was confirmed and deepened, especially by his Sulpician teachers, but he decided against the priesthood.
13) By the early eighteenth-century, the Sulpician superior in Montreal, Francois Vachon de Belmont, could compare the Montreal ascetic Jeanne Le Ber to Rosa de Lima, the first canonized saint of the "New" World, claiming that what God had achieved in New Spain through this servant, he also wished to achieve in Canada through Jeanne.
Furthermore, as Stephen Hinds (2006, 185) has suggested, the verb venit in the Sulpician phrase tandem venit amor involves etymological wordplay: the first three letters of venit evoke the name Venus, which finally appears in line 5, and, according to Balbus in Cicero, De natura deorum 2.
Ostell was also responsible for the platting of many of the surrounding blocks on behalf of the Sulpician religious order (Young, 1986), in a configuration parallel to the Canal and characteristic of most urbanisation on the residential fringes of Montreal; indeed, many of the new parcels and blocks were originally occupied by typical dwellings.
However, the hiring of mercenaries, even if ultimately ineffective against Sulla's citizen veteran soldiers--the Sulpician forces seem to have melted away, (24) does suggest some forward planning before the initiation of the legislation.
Bypassing the Lachine Rapids, through a formerly agricultural area dominated by the Saint-Gabriel farm and extensive Sulpician holdings and forming a navigable link between the Great Lakes and the lower St.