Abbe Hughes Pommier
(c. 1637 - 1686)
Abbe Hughes Pommier was active/lived in Quebec / Canada, France. Abbe Pommier is known for missionary explorer painter, portraiture.
Biography Abbe Hughes Pommier
Hughes Pommier was a priest, missionary, painter, and portraitis. He was born circa. 1637 in the region of Vendôme, southwest of Paris and died in 1686 in France.
Little is known of his life before he left for New France, except that he had been ordained as a priest and that he intended to do missionary work in Canada. He sailed in 1663, stopped off at Plaisance (Placentia, Newfoundland), where he exercised his ministry for several months, and did not reach Quebec until the spring of 1664. During the 14 years that he spent in New France, he served the few parishes which were then in the making – Sainte-Famille (Île d’Orléans), Boucherville, Lauson, Contrecoeur, Sorel, and Beauport. The last mention concerning him dates from 1678
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