Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Oncet, camping while Catholic used to be illegal on St Sauveur




Camping while Catholic used to be illegal in Saint Sauveur (renamed, Bar Harbor, by proddies) on Mt Desert Island.

ABS often thinks of Fr Biard and Fr Massa and Fr Quentin when he is up at the top of Valley Peak, Flying Mountain, or Acadia Mountain, and looking down at Fernald Point beside Sommes Sound for that is where the French Jebbies settled and named their settlement, Saint Sauveur, Holy Saviour.

ABS is sure the renamed town, Bar Harbor, is evocative of many splendid things - such as, well, the sand and the gravel bar that forms part of the harbor and from which the town took its popular name - but ABS prefers Saint Sauveur as a name because it is evocative of, well, Our Holy Saviour.

Saint Sauveur or Bar Harbor; you decide?

SAINT SAUVEUR


Saturday, June 8, 2013



400th Anniversary of Mount Desert
Island's First European Settlement and Introduction to Christianity

A bronze memorial

 outside St. Ignatius

Church in Northeast 

Harbor, ME 

summarizes an event 

whose 400th 

anniversary on Mount

Desert Island occurs

 this summer.  It 

states:


FIRST RECORDED LANDING OF WHITE PERSONS ON MT. DESERT ISLAND, MAINE 1613 
FRENCH EXPEDITION, UNDER SIEUR DE LA SAUSSAYE, INCLUDING THREE JESUIT PRIESTS, FATHERS PIERRE BIARD, ENNAMOND MASSA, JACQUES QUENTIN AND JESUIT BROTHER GILBERT DU THET, LANDED ON WEST SIDE OF SOMES SOUND AT WHAT IS NOW KNOWN AS FERNALD’S POINT. THEY NAMED THEIR SETTLEMENT SAINT SAUVEUR. SEVERAL MONTHS LATER, A BRITISH FORCE (Proddies) ATTACKED THE COLONY, KILLED BROTHER DU THET AND DISPERSED THE COLONY. BROTHER DU THET’S BODY IS BURIED SOMEWHERE ON THE SHORE OF WHAT IS NOW KNOWN AS THE JESUIT MEADOW.


Saint Sauveur/Fernald Point from Flying Mountain
Aerial view of Saint Sauveur or "Jesuit Field" now Fernald Point





http://acadiamemorials.blogspot.com/2013/06/400th-anniversary-of-mount-desert.html

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