Father Gratien Lajoie S. C.

Brotherhood of "Frère du Sacré-Coeur"

1924 - 2002

Our brother Gratien terminated his earthly pilgrimage on December 29th, 2002. Hospitalised at the beginning of December at the hospital Hotel-Dieu d’Arthabaska, he was immediately transferred to the intensive care unit at St. Joseph Hospital in Trois-Rivières due to a renal insufficiency. On December 24th, he was transferred to room464 where he received care and comfort till his death.

A distinguished man, religiously deeply engaged, Gratien led, with conviction, the Good battle. Educator-teacher to the young for 22 years, he was also responsible of their formation for 9 years. Ordained priest in 1977, he was almoner of our establishments and founded the Return to Jesus-Teacher centre (Centre de ressourcement Jesus-Enseignant) in 1987.

The Father Gratien Lajoie was the confessor and the spiritual father of Micheline Boisvert of 1998 to 2002. He was one of the first priests to recognize the Eucharistique union which the Lord made live in Micheline during the mass. By its courage and its testimony in the Church it gave life to the mission of the Welcoming Heart of Jesus in spite of certain oppositions with which it was confronted.


8 sept. 1924 Birth at Saint-Didace, Quebec
26 sept. 1937 Entered the Granby juvenate
15 août 1941 First religious profession
11 juil 1947 Perpetual profession
14 mai 1977 Ordination as priest
1943 Schoolmaster in St. Victor
1948 Schoolmaster in Ste-Agathe
1949 Schoolmaster at Mt-Sacred Heart juvenate in Granby
1952 Schoolmaster at the juvenate inChertsy
1957 Assistant-master and principal of the theological college in Rosemère
1959 University student in in Rosemère
1960 Maison généralice, grand novice in Rome
1961 Assistant-master and director of studies for the Brotherhood at the college in Rosemère
1962 Principal of the theological college in Rosemère
1965 Student at the Canterbury Residence in Montreal
1967 Professor and student candidate in Rosemère
1968 Master and professor at the central theological college
1971 Master and teacher in the pavilion of the Sacred Heart at Laval college in Montreal
1974 Teacher in the Sacred Heart pavilion at Laval college in Montreal
1975 Student at the Grand Seminary in Montreal
1977 Chaplain at the college
1987 Chaplain and spiritual animator at the Jesus- Enseignant House in Chertsey
1996 Chaplain and local substitute at the Sacred Heart
29 déc. 2002 Died at the Saint Joseph hospital in Trois Rivières, Quebec
4 janv. 2003 Rosemère, burial at the society’s cemetery in Victoriaville Funeral service was at the Maison Sacré-Coeur

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