Quebec Father Benoît Lacroix dead at 100
Benoît Lacroix, known to most as Père Lacroix, was a priest for almost 75 years. His death comes less than two months after he celebrated his 100th birthday in September.
Lacroix was theologian, philosopher, medievalist and teacher
One of Quebec's most beloved religious figures has died.
Benoît Lacroix was known to most as Père Lacroix and he was a priest for almost 75 years. He celebrated his 100th birthday in September.
He was born and raised in rural Quebec and went on to become a theologian, philosopher, medievalist and teacher.
Lacroix taught medieval studies at many universities, notably at the Université de Montréal for 40 years before he retired in 1981.
The Dominican priest also published 50 different works on religion and science. He also wrote for Le Devoir, a Montreal French daily, for nearly 25 years.
He was also an officer of the Order of Canada and a grand officer of the Order of Quebec.