Aurore!  The Mystery of the Martyred Child

Father Ferdinand Massé

[ Presbytère de Sainte-Philomène de Fortierville, Construit en 1882, le presbytère servait également d'église. L'église fut érigée en 1886., Inconnu, Comité touristique et culturel de Fortierville  ] The parish priest of Sainte-Philomène de Fortierville from 1918 until 1923. Ferdinand Massé was born in Kamouraska County. He completed his doctoral studies in theology at the Grand Séminaire de Québec, and then taught at the Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière. In 1918, he became Sainte-Philomène’s parish priest. His parishioners admired his intelligence, his way of speaking, his good advice in all areas, and his many initiatives on behalf of his community.

Unfortunately, one of his projects cost him his life. When building a baseball field with his brother, he set up some dynamite to break up large rocks. The explosion being delayed, he went up close to see what was happening. The dynamite exploded at that moment and Father Massé was killed instantly.

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