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PAGE 6 POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 Saint Franfois de Laval by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari Francois was born on April 30, 1623, at Montigny-sur-Avre, a good-sized market town in the ancient province of Perche, France. He was one of eight children born to Hugues de Laval, a member of the House of Laval. His mother, Micheille de P6ricard, was from a family of hereditary officers of the Crown in Normandy. Despite his noble descent, his parents were not considered to be wealthy. Laval was quickly recognized as a clear-sighted and intelli- gent boy. As a result, he was ad- mired into the Congregation of the Holy Virgin, this was a soci- ety founded by the Jesuits, who aimed to inspire young people to adopt religious lifestyles, and encouraged regular prayer and spiritual practices. At the age of eight, Laval received the ton- sure and took minor orders. He entered the College of La F16che in 1631, which allowed him to obtain a good education. It was during this period that Laval came into contact with reports of the Jesuit missions amongst the Huron in Canada, which in- fluenced his desire to become a missionary. In 1637, Laval was appointed a canon of the Cathe- dral of l~vreux by the Bishop of Evreux. The small amount he earned from this position he gave to help support his family who were left in a precarious position after his father's death. It also all6wed him to continue to pursue his education. Once he completed his classi- cal education at the age of 19, Laval left La F16che to continue his education in philosophy and theology at the College de Clermont in Paris. On May 1, 1647, at the age of 24, Lava1 was ordained a priest. Soon after, in December 1647, the Bishop of Evreux appointed him the archdeacon of his diocese. Laval was said to have ap- proached this task with fervor and enthusiasm. In the follow- ing years, he devoted himself to establishing order in the parishes, providing relief for the poor, caring for the sick, and engaging in different kinds of charitable activities. On December 8, 1658, Laval was consecrated the Vicar Apostolic of Quebec by the papal nuncio, Cardinal Cello Piccolomini, and sailed from La Rochelle to the territory of New France in North America on April 13, 1659. On June 16~, he arrived at Quebec. Laval began his work on the same day his ship docked; he baptized a young Huron and gave a dying man his last sacraments. In 1674, 15 years after his arrival to New France, Laval asked that the territory be made into a fially-independent diocese. His request was granted, and he was appointed the first Bishop of Quebec. As bishop, Laval was arguably one of the ultimate sources of authority in New France. He was immediately in opposition with Governor d'Argenson, particularly regard- ing ceremony and protocol. Also, the issue of selling alcohol to the natives. He brought the issue to the attention of King Louis XVI. Laval succeeded in bringing about d'Avaugour's recall the following year, together with the new governor Chevalier de Mezy as an ally; the trading of alcohol was forbidden. Laval's dream was.not only to expand the Catholic Church in New France, but also to train and teach its future leaders. On March 26, 1663, the Grand S6minaire was opened in Que- bec, and thus the S6minaire de Quebec was born. In 1678, he had obtained an edict from the king stating that permanent curacies will be set up in the col- ony. A few years later, in 1681, Laval drew up the boundaries of parishes to permanently solidify the Church's position, often vis- iting each parish. In 1688, Laval realizing that his health was declin'mg and that he could no longer run his large diocese, passed on his responsibilities as a bishop to Jean-Baptiste de La Croix de Chevri6res de Saint-Vallier. Lava] continued to collaborate with the colony's high religious authorities, until his very last days. He helped the poor with his presence and his gifts of charity. He never missed a Mass or a day of fast- Ing, despite his ever declining health. He passed away on May 6, 1708. He was beatified in 1980, by Pope John Paul II, and was canonized on April 3, 2014, by Pope Francis. His Feast Day is celebrated on May 6th. Y )i February came in like a raging bull, bringing cold tempera- tures and snow, but after Valentine's Day, a big improvement began[ If the groundhog is correct, we may have six more weeks of win- ter!!I But, there should be no complaints. So far, this sea- son has been somewhat mild, no major blizzards to date! ... Massachusetts born actor Ben Affleck doesn't want to play Batman! Big catastrophe! Ben don't worry about it, no one cares!H ... Liberal loonies and the liberal media continue to bash the President with trumped up stories. The media's intent is to sell advertisement, and the ultra-liberals are just plain fanaticall Heard many Trump supporters are refus- ing to buy products advertised on channels that air slanted news stories against President Trump. The irony is news media broadcasts were always favor- able to former President Barack Obama, despite the fact that Obama escalated the war in the Middle East by sending in more and more American troops. His LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MII7D0149DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING JEAN ABRAHAM PIERRE VS. STAClAN ZANYA RANKINE To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage IB. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 41 I. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Jean A. Pierre,-28"/Main Street, #31, Medford, MA 02155 your answer, if any, on or before March 15, 2017. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudi- cation of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. Witness, HON. EDWARD E DONNELLY, JR., Rrst Justice of this Court. Date: February 1, 2017 Tara E. DeCdstofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 2/24117 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI17P0160EA Estate of JONATHAN EDWARD KAMINSKY Date of Death November 27, 2016 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBUCATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Sarah R. Koster of Arlington, MA, a Will has. been admitted to informal probate. Sarah R. Koster of Arlington, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bend. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration, interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- minating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro~ cedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 2/2412017 ... As I See It failed Obamacare Health pro- gram! The racial unrest Obama created and his lavish life style as President. The Obamas had a grand ole time on our dime! Maybe, that's why Michelle cried when it was time to leave the White House! Leaving the good times behind must have been very hard for her, although as U.S. President her husband became a wealthy man. Barack Obama went from a community activist in the South Side of Chi- cago to one of the richest men in America, purchasing a home in Washington DC costing millions to reside! ... The City of Boston's Mayor, Marty Walsh, and the Liquor Licensing Department is opening up applications for small restaurants in Boston to allow patrons to bring their own liquor. Restaurants with 30 seats and under can apply. Small restaurant eateries in East Boston will be allowed to have customers bring their own beer and wine. This is the first time in Boston's history that restaurants will be allowed to take advantage of the =Bring Your Own Bottle." The license, which costs $400.00 will be exclusive of area locations that include the North End, Down- town Boston, South End, Bay Village, Fenway, Chinatown, Seaport District, West End, Bea- con Hill, and Back Bay ... The Boston Public Library in Copley Square is holding a lottery to let six couples marry at the iconic Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony "Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints" O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request). O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen. MAMA spot for free! Six lucky couples will be invited to the library on the morning of Sunday, June 1 Ith, to exchange their vows. The outdoor courtyard features a fountain, lush greens, and plenty of picturesque archways. The backdrop is a bride's dream for wedding photos ... The East Boston Savings Bank is warn- ing customers against a scare known as the =Nigerian Scare" ... Consumers Beware! A re- cent scheme involving the East Boston Savings Bank, where scammers are identifying them- selves as EBSB CEO Richard Gavegnano. Perpetrators are approaching victims by various means of communication, tell- ing them a large sum of money has been deposited in the EBSB in the victim's name, and to re- ceive it the victim needs to send a fee ranging from $400.00 up to $1,000.00..Scammers may ask for your bank account details to help them transfer the money, and use this information to later steal your funds. You may be contacted by email, letter, text message, or social networking message. Avoid any arrange- ment with a stranger that asks for up-front payment via money order, wire transfer, interna- tional funds, etc. This stranger is not Mr. Gavegnano, CEO of the EBSB, but rather a con man looking to steal your money! ... The Atlanta zoo recently named a baby cockroach after quarter- back Tom Brady. New England fans aren't too enthusiastic over the honors, and refer to Atlanta fans as SORE LOSERS! ... Till next time... DIAMONDS Fi'OLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 J THE FRIENDS OF THE NORTH END LIBRARY will hold its on Thursday, March 23rd from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Ristorante Lucia, 415 Hanover Street, North End For more information, or to purchase tickets go to www.FriendsNELibrary.org f Boston Harborside Home Joseph A. Langone 580 Commercial St. - Boston, MA 02109 617-536-4110 www.bostonharborsidehome.com Augustave M. Sabia, Jr. Trevor Slauenwhite Frederick J. Wobrock Dino C. Manca Courtney A. Fitzgibbons A Service Family Affiliate of AFFS/Service Corporation International 206 Winter St., Fall River, MA 02720 Telephone 508~76-2454