Piety, Purity and Pain: Gérard Raymond and the Ideal of French Canadian Catholic Manhood

Boisvert, Donald L.
January 2010
Historical Studies;2010, Vol. 76, p27
Academic Journal
The article discusses French Canadian Catholic conceptions of masculinity and manhood in the writings of early 20th century seminarian Gérard Raymond. It describes the hagiography concerning Raymond's life in the book "Une âme d'élite: Gérard Raymond" by Oscar Genest, the ways in which the Catholic Church used Raymond's life as an example of saintly manliness, and Raymond's advice to women laity concerning their husbands and family relations. Other subjects under discussion include Raymond's pursuit of holiness and martyrdom, his appropriation of Catholic ideals of perfection stemming from the Council of Trent, and the ideal of heroic, sanctified masculinity.


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