The Séminaire de Québec , Vieux (Old) Québec, Québec-City, Québec (Info on Page 1)

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Jan van Oosthuizen (… on September 15, 2011
  • The Séminaire de Québec is a Society of diocesan priests founded on March 26, 1663 by Bishop François de Laval, first bishop of New France, in order to sustain the mission of the Church in North America. In 1668, on a request from Colbert, Louis XIV's top minister, who wished the aboriginals to be gallicized, Bishop de Laval entrusted his Seminary to open its doors to young Indians and to the children of the first settlers who had dispositions for studies and eventually the priesthood. That was the foundation of the Minor Seminary (Petit Séminaire de Québec).

Until the English conquest in 1760, the Minor Seminary was a boarding school for students who took their classes at the Jesuits' College located on the site of the present City Hall. After the conquest, the suppression of the Jesuits' College convinced the directors of the Seminary to take over. From that moment on, the Minor Seminary became a full fledged teaching institution, a college, open to all young boys wishing to start on a course of studies. And thanks to the high level of the teaching, in 1852, the Seminary obtained a Royal Charter from Queen Victoria and accepted to found Laval University, the first Catholic and French University in North America. Laval University and the Minor Seminary no longer have any legal ties with the Quebec Seminary. The Seminary entrusted the Université Laval to a new corporation in 1970 and the same was done with the Petit Séminaire de Québec in 1987.

Petr19, Zastávka, CZ on September 15, 2011

Velmi pěkné Jan i komentář, L-1, zdravím, Petr

Jan van Oosthuizen (… on September 15, 2011

Hello Petr, Thanks. I am glad that so many people put their information on Wikipedia. Do you use this also? Have a nice evening and greetings from The Netherlands, Jan

senmax on September 15, 2011

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Mehrdad - HQPs Group on September 16, 2011

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Jan van Oosthuizen (… on September 16, 2011

Hello Senmax, thank you for your very long visit and I appreciate your many kind comments very much. Best wishes and greetings from The Netherlands, Jan

Jan van Oosthuizen (… on September 16, 2011

Hello Mehrdad. Special thank for your kind comments. Yes I will add it. You are really going great in this group, congratulations!! Best wishes to Iran and greetings from The Netherlands, Jan

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