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Founded in 1984 after the death of R.P. Maxime Le Grelle, it aims to promote the Brouage church as a place of memory of the origins of the new France and a place of pilgrimage for all Canadians and their friends.

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ABOUT

The committee invites the public to pay tribute, in this church, to Champlain and, with him, to all the holy missionaries, founders and pioneers who answered this call:
RPJoseph Le Caron, Nicolas Viel and Jacques Marquette, Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and their companions, Mary of the Incarnation, Catherine of Saint Augustin, Mgr François de Montmorency-Laval, Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, Jeanne Mance, Marguerite Bourgeoys, M. Le Royer de La Dauversiere...

 

CONTACTER LE COMITÉ DES ORIGINES DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE

Lieu d'activités : église de Brouage

Comité du Mémorial de la Nouvelle France
Association diocésaine de La Rochelle
7 place Foch
CS 41088
17087 La Rochelle cedex 02

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OUR HISTORY

The Memorial Commitee

The committee invites the public to pay tribute, in this church, to Champlain and, with him, to all the holy missionaries, founders and pioneers who answered this call:

RPJoseph Le Caron, Nicolas Viel and Jacques Marquette, Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and their companions, Mary of the Incarnation, Catherine of Saint Augustin, Mgr François de Montmorency-Laval, Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, Jeanne Mance, Marguerite Bourgeoys, M. Le Royer de La Dauversiere...

Strong links unite our Brouage sanctuary to Canada:

  • Restoration of the roof in 1910 by Saint Jean-Baptiste of Québec society

  • Exhibition on the Christian origins of New France

  • Thanks to the McDonald Stewart Foundation, donations of remarkable stained glass by Canadian provinces and cities

 

BROUAGE STAINED GLASS WINDOWS

Nicolas Sollogoub's works
by order of installation

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 SETTLEMENT ON SAINTE-CROIX ISLAND, ACADIA, 1604

Donated by New Brunswick in 1982

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RECOLLECTION
ONTARIO AT THE TIME OF NEW FRANCE

Donated by Ontario in 1991

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STAGES OF THE FOUNDATION OF NEW FRANCE

Donated by Quebec in 2001

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MARITIME VOCATION OF BROUAGE

French public and private donations in 1991

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FOUNDATION OF QUEBEC BY CHAMPLAIN IN 1608

Donated by Quebec city in 1993

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BLESSED FRANÇOIS DE MONTMORENCY-LAVAL (1623-1708)
FIRST BISHOP OF CANADA

Donated by Mrs Sollogoub in 1995

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STAINED GLASS DEDICATED TO MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS

Donated by the Committee of the Memorial of the origins of New France

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FOUNDATION OF THE CITY OF MONTRÉAL

Donated by this city in 2006

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FOUNDATION OF THE HÔTEL DIEU OF MONTRÉAL BY JEANNE MANCE

Canadian private donations in 2015

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EXHIBITION ON THE CHRISTIAN ORIGINS OF NEW FRANCE

Created in association with the local Archives

 
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OUR GOALS

Looking forward, the Committee wishes to develop friendship and cultural relations with North America in order to maintain "Francity" there.
We welcome any new member who will show the same interests for the purposes of the Committee and be present at the quarterly meetings.

 
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OUR PROJETS

  • A new stained glass window donated by Nova Scotia

  • Another one by Alberta

  • A statue of Champlain

 

BOOKS OF THE  COMMITEE

Ces publications sont en vente à Brouage :
- Librairie des Marais dans les anciennes écuries
- aux Halles aux Vivres

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LES VITRAUX DE BROUAGE

10 €

Récits de voyages

SAMUEL CHAMPLAIN
RÉCITS DE VOYAGES (1603-1635)

12 €

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IL Y A QUATRE SIÈCLES ... ILS RÊVAIENT DE LA NOUVELLE-FRANCE

10 €

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BROUAGE AU TEMPS DES PRISONS

10 €