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L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada
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"Ange Gardien, ÖNzh går de-öNo', a post-village and parish in Montmorency co, Quebec, Canada, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 10 miles below Quebec. Pop. 1049."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


L'Ange Gardien lies just beyond the famous Falls of Montmorency. Set in trees on the slope of the hills, which here grow close on the river, and standing high over the north channel, the village commands an exquisite view, the placid beauty of which makes "The Guardian Angel" a most appropriate name. The spot has not always had such peaceful associations. Wolfe's troops, those "Eraser's Highlanders" who afterwards turned their swords into ploughshares so effectually that their descendants at Murray Bay and Kamouraska are French even to having forgotten their fathers' language, ravaged this parish and Chateau Richer from one end to the other, destroyed all the crops, and burned almost every house. There is little trace of the devastation now, except in the stories that old habitans have heard their elders tell. Two quaint little chapels stand one on each side, a few arpens from the parish church. They were originally intended for mortuary chapels during the winter, when the frost prevents graves being dug, and for use at the celebration of the "Fete Dieu" or "Corpus Christi" in June, the procession going to one or the other in alternate years. On these occasions, they would be gay with flowers, flags, and evergreens. Beside one of them is the little plot used for the burial of heretics, excommunicated persons, and unbaptized infants. There is always such a corner in every village cemetery, never a large one, for the people are too good Catholics not to have an intense dread of lying in unconsecrated ground, and too charitable to consign strangers to the fate they fear for themselves. The chapel farthest down the river is now a consecrated shrine of Notre Dame de Lourdes. Before the statue of our Lady burns a perpetual light, and she divides with La Bonne Ste. Anne de Beaupre the devotions of thousands of pilgrims annually.

Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84), Pages 68-69

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L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

Église des Saints-Anges-Gardiens
6357, av. Royale, L’Ange-Gardien, QUÉBEC
Established 1678
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L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

Ange Gardien with l'Ile d'Orleans on Opposite Side of St. Lawrence River, Lower Canada. (1829)
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L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
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History of / News About L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

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1651 - August 17, 1635 - Father Jean de Quen arrives in Québec; will found a mission for the fishermen and Montagnais at Ange-Gardien (Sept-Îles, Québec) in 1651.


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1652
L'Ange Gardien, New France, located 14 kilometers north of Quebec city, that became a parish in...Read MORE...

Histoire de la paroisse de l'Ange-Gardien
"L'an 1664, le dix-huitième jour d'octobre, à l'issue de la messe célébrée dans la maison de Jean...Read MORE...

1664 to 1680
"Central L'Ange Gardien had the following settlers from 1664 to 1680 and appears to have been...Read MORE...

1669 - The mission L'Ange Gardien de la Province de Quebec is established this year.

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1670 - The Parish of L'Ange Gardien is established

Guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes and Published Parish Marriage Records, Compiled Jeanne Sauve White
1677 to 1694
" West L'Ange Gardien is du Fief de Charleville from 1677 to 1694. The settlers of this area, until ...Read MORE...

1678 - Église des Saints-Anges-Gardiens is established at L'Ange-Gardien

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News  1818 - Body Floats Ashore
The body of a female, enclosed in a coffin, with a rope twisted three times round it, and caulked,...Read MORE...

1832 - The Parish of Ange Gardien, Cote de Beaupre,
by a regulation of Feb. 20, 1721, confirmed by a decree of Mar. 3, 1722, extends 1 1/ 2 l. along the ...Read MORE...

1873
ANGE GARDIEN, a thriving post village and parish in Montmorency co., Que., on on the north shore of ...Read MORE...

1916
L'Ange Gardien, a post-village of Montmorenoy co., Quebec, on the Quebec R. The banking point is...Read MORE...


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