Antoine Racine

Antoine Racine (January 26, 1822 – July 17, 1893) was a Canadian Roman Catholic priest and the 1st Bishop of Sherbrooke from 1874 to 1893. He is buried in the Cathedral in Sherbrooke.

Antoine Racine
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InstalledSeptember 1, 1874
Term endedJuly 17, 1893
PredecessorDiocese erected on August 28, 1874
SuccessorPaul LaRocque
OrdinationSeptember 12, 1844
Personal details
Born(1822-01-26)January 26, 1822
Saint-Ambroise (Loretteville), Lower Canada
DiedJuly 17, 1893(1893-07-17) (aged 71)
Sherbrooke, Quebec

Séminaire Saint-Charles-Borromée (known as St. Charles Seminary in English) was founded by Racine in 1875, the year after he became the first Bishop of Sherbrooke.[1] A degree-granting institution, perhaps its most famous alumnus was Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent, who graduated in 1902.

He is the namesake of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue parish, also known as St-Antoine-de-Lennoxville.[2]


External linksEdit

  • "Antoine Racine". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.