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1908 



1933 


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HIS EXCELLENCY 

THE MOST REVEREND JOSEPH HENRY O’LEARY, D.D. 
ARCHBISHOP OF EDMONTON 




publié par les 

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lOéimace 

Au très Révérend Père 
Ambroise Leblanc, O.F.M., 

Provincial des Franciscains du Canada, 

ainsi qu’à tous les missionnaires qui ont 
contribué à l’oeuvre franciscaine dans 
l’Ouest, ce IVe volume de l’Antonien est 
respectueusement dédié. 

Les Rhétoriciens de 1933 


3© ebicatton 

T o the Very Rever end Father 
Ambroise Leblanc, O.F.M., 

Provincial oi the Franciscans in Canada, 

and to ail the missionaries who contributed 
to the Franciscan works in the West, this 
our Annual of 1933 is gratefully dedicated. 

The Graduâtes 




R. P. JEAN DE CAPISTRAN CAYER, O.F.M., RECTEUR 



iP reface 

Cet annuaire du Collège Séraphique est 
en même temps, cette année, un volume- 
souvenir de vingt-cinq années missionnai¬ 
res dans les Provinces de l’Ouest. L’Anto- 
nien, laborieusement compilé, est mainte¬ 
nant publié, afin de montrer que le Collège 
suit des traditions fermes et qu’il pose les 
fondements d’une oeuvre franciscaine dura¬ 
ble. 


This Year-book of St. Anthony’s Seraphic 
College is also the anniversary number of 
25 years of missionary work in the Western 
Provinces. 

That the memories of heroic days may 
be perpetuated, and that the College may 
be seen following great traditions, and 
laying the foundations of a firm Franciscan 
institution, this Antonian is hereby pub- 
lished. 




JH istëions 


LAMOUREUX 

FORT SASKATCHEWAN 

PACKING PLANT 

CHIPMAN 

MUNDARE 

REDWATER 

PINE CREER 

WARSPITE 

THORHILD 

EGREMONT 

BEVERLY 

NORTH EDMONTON 



1. Le Collège 

2. Le monastère 

3. L’église conventuelle et paroissiale 
4. L’école Séparée 

5. La salle paroissiale 


L A DIVINE Providence, à Edmonton, semble avoir favorisé le groupement de nos 
_j oeuvres. La paroisse de S. François d’Assise est un centre franciscain dans la 
force du mot. C’est là que fut implanté notre monastère il y a 25 ans. C’est là 
que la vie religieuse s’est solidement établie. Enfin, c’est de là que pendant plusieurs 
années, les missionnaires partaient à la recherche des catholiques dispersés et par¬ 
fois perdus au fonds des bois. Tout était à créer. Aujourd’hui, la paroisse est entiè¬ 
rement organisée. L’école et surtout le collège Séraphique lui assurent une influence 
puissante et durable. A l’école le R. P. Ildefonse, professeur de français, organisa en 
1932 une “Avant-Garde” française, et le R P. Jean de Capistran dota la paroisse de 
son Cercle de l’A.C.F.A. Cependant la population instable qui nous entoure rend 
toutes ces oeuvres bien difficiles, et c’est grâce à nos Bienfaiteurs de l’Ouest et de 
l’Est, qu’il nous est permis de créer dans une paroisse aussi aride qu’Edmonton 
nord des institutions religieuses prospères. 




L The College 

2. The Monastery 

3. The Conventua! and parochial church 


T HE agricultural and commercial development of Alberta during tlie last twentv- 
flve years might rightly be counted as the eighth wonder of the world. And the 
foundation, expansion and organization of the Catholic Church in that same 
province may be added as the ninth. 

From the Immaculate Conception church to the Packing Plant is a distance 
of about three miles and was a stretch of bush and sloughs in 1909. Our first rés¬ 
idence north of the Packing Plant was a small shack 12x24. A green curtain divided 
the résidence into two apartments during the week, the West half served as kitchen, 
bedroom, sitting-room. The East half was the chapel, and since the Blessed Sacra 
ment was not kept, this was also Parish Office, and Reception-Hall. There were no 
chairs except half a dozen stems of trees. There was nothing to the North or West 
of us except bush and open fields. 

Sundav was a dav of great excitement,. The first parochial Mass in our new 
chapel was no small event. The kitchen range was taken outside to make room for 
the congrégation; the camp-beds likewise and whatever would be moved was put 
outside the door. The curtains were taken down and thus we had a chapel, the full size 
of the building. The church was crowded and evervbody was delighted. The présent 
chapel and monastery were built in 1911; the school organized in 1911; and erected 
in 1925; the college built in 1925; the parish hall and new wing of the college in 1931. 






T HE présent church was erected in 1911. Partlj destroved by fire in the fall of 
1915, it was remodelled and improved under Rev. Fr. Celestine-Joseph, and 
counts among the nicest churches of the archdiocese. It is a favorite place of 
dévotion for the Catholics of Edmonton, especially during the thirteen Tuesdays in 
honor of St. Anthony, the Franciscan wonder-worker, which précédé the 13th of 
June. In 1917 beautiful “Stations of the Cross” were erected. It was the work of 
Mr. Monty of Montreal, who copied the famous artistic production of Martin 
Feuerstein. The frame, in Gothic style, was made by Brother Alphonse and Mr. 
Dufresne. In Autumn 1918, Mr. Monty, who had adorned the church at Morinville, 
came to North Edmonton and offered to execute some paintings in our church. 
Being a Tertiary of St. Francis he was only too pleased to do something for St. 
Francis’ church here. It was decided to decorate with paintings the three lower and 
upper panels of the semi-octogon which forms the sanctuary behind the altar. Ail 
these six tableaux are in reality only one idea, Le., the sanctity of St. Francis 
received from the crucifix and diffused through the world by means of members of 
the three Orders. The idea is beautifully artistic. The coloring is sweetly tuned, 
resting to the eye and uplifting to the soûl. 










THE MONASTERY 






Jf onbateur 

Le Tués Révérend Père 
Colom ban-Marie Dreyer, o.f.m., 
Provincial 


■mm- 



upétieurg 

R. P. Berchmans-Marie Mangin, o.f.m. 
R. P. Xavier-Marie Ricomès, o.f.m. 

R. P. Célestin-Joseph Demers, o.f.m. 
R. P. Thomas-Marie Denis, o.f.m. 

R. P. Hyacinthe Workman, o.f.m. 

R. P. Célestin-Joseph Demers, o.f.m. 
R. P. Jean de Capistran Cayer, o.f.m. 











enefactnrs 

^Bienfaiteurs; 


S. Exc. Mgr. E. J. Legal, d.d., o.m.i. 

Premier Evêque de Suint-Albert 
et d’Edmonton 

Tertiaire de St.François et 
Protecteur dévoué de l’Ordre 



Mgr M. Pilon, P.D., V.F. 

Monsieur et Madame S. Larue 
Monsieur et Mme J. Gariépy 
Monsieur et Madame Turgeou 
Monsieur et Madame Poulain 
Monsieur et Madame Lessard 
Monsieur l’Abbé Emile Tessier 
Monsieur le Dr A. Blais, M.D. 

Monsieur et Madame A. Brière 
Monsieur et Madame Vézina 
Monsieur et Madame T. Tremblay 
L'Hôpital de la Miséricorde 
L’Hôpital Général 

Monsieur et Madame L. Nadeau (Ste-Claire) 
Monsieur et Madame Soucy 
Monsieur et Madame L. Moret (Fort Sask.) 
Monsieur et Madame A. Dubuc (Fort Sask.) 
Monsieur et Madame Majeau 


Voici quelques noms de nos amis de la toute première 
heure. Plusieurs autres seront mentionnés au cours de cet 
ouvrage, et un plus grand nombre encore reste dans nos 
archives, attendant une heure favorable pour être publié. 
Sur tous nous prions S. François de répandre d’abondantes 
bénédictions. 














THE 


19 3 3 


A N T O N I A N 


Mr. and Mrs. Justice Beck 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Hague (Edmonton) 

Mr. and Mrs. Murphy 

Miss R. Kelly McMahon 

Mr. and Mrs. V. Moonev 

Mr. and Mrs. R. Huston 

Mr. and Mrs. Corbett 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Ryan 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Kelly 

Captain and Mrs. Nichols 

Mr. and Mrs. Regan 

Mr. and Mrs. McNamara 

Mr. and Mrs. Chalowski 

Mr. and Mrs. Carson (Warspite) 

Mr. and Mrs. T. O’Sullivan (Fort Sask.) 
Mr. and Mrs. Huot (Fort Sask.) 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Hockertz (Chipman) 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Diederichs (Chipman) 
Mr. and Mrs. J. Szeptycki (Chipman) 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Warszawski (Chipman) 
Mr. and Mrs. S. MacDonald (Redwater) 
Mr. and Mrs. C. Cook (Redwater) 



We take great pleasure here in writing the names of these friends of the very first 
hour. Many others are mentioned in this book, and still a greater number in our archives, 
but space does not permit us to name them ali here. May St. Francis reward them ail. 




MISSIONS 





Comité oe publication 


MISSIONS 

R. P. Jean de Capistean, 

(Extraits et traductions des archives du) 
P. Xavier-Marie 
P. Boniface 
P. CÉLESTIN-JOSEPH 


COLLEGE 

Steven Shiska, Ed. 

Sébastian Mildenberger, Ass. Ed. 
Arthur Burke, Secr. 

A. Beausoleil, Ass. 

W. Van Oerle, Ass. 
R. Crévolin. Ass. 


®fje gntoman 


At St. Anthony’s, for the first time, the college year book is put in 
the hands of a staff. As the senior boys graduated early, it was decided to 
let Belles-Lettres hâve the honor. The class voted and the results may be seen 
above. 

It has been no easy matter to get the publication of the book possible. 
In fact it has been quite hard. The staff had to give up much time, and 
récréation to hâve this book out for vour pleasure. It is for you, dear readers, 
that this book is meant. It is meant to give you ail the information about our 
college, its activities, works, and studies. We hope that you will enjov this 
book and that it will give you manv a happy hour. 

We wish to extend thanks to the Pathers, especiallv Father Rector 
who provided us with ail the essentials, who hâve aided us. We now close 
the book, well satisfied with our work, hoping our kind readers will receive 
it in the same contented spirit it is sent forth to them. 




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L’ANTONIEN 


Hamoureux 


En 1907 sur la demande du T. R. P. Colomban-Marie, O.F.M., Mgr Legal, alors évêque 
de St-Albert, avait accordé la permission de faire une fondation dans son diocèse. Port 
Saskatchewan, détaché de Lamoureux, devait servir de pied-à-terre en attendant que le 
développement de la capitale exigeât une nouveau centre catholique, lequel nous serait 
alors dévolu. 


Dès cette date les 
religieux destinés à 
prendre part à cette 
fondation étaient dé¬ 
signés.Toutefois, des 
négociations enta¬ 
mées avec le Gou¬ 
vernement dans le 
but d’obtenir une 
concession de terrain 
pour la future mis¬ 
sion traînant en 
longueur, Sa Gran¬ 
deur conseilla d’en 
attendre l’issue. 

Une année se pas¬ 
sa en attente vaine, 
mais aussi en prépa¬ 
ratifs, et de l’assen¬ 
timent de l’évêque le 
départ des Fonda¬ 
teurs fut fixé au 
mois d’Aoùl 1908. 
Sur les entrefaites 
le curé de Lamou- 
reUx mourut, et 
Monseigneur en pro¬ 
fita pour nous de¬ 
mander de hâter no¬ 
tre arrivée et de fai¬ 
re le service de cette 
paroisse, se propo¬ 
sant de nous y lais¬ 
ser jusqu’à ce que 
nos Pères pussent 
s’installer commodé 
ment chez eux. 

Le 11 avril 1908, 
arrivèrent à Lamou¬ 
reux le R. P. Berch- 
mans et les deux 



1— Premier monastère, 1908 

Lamoureux 

2— Lamoureux vue du 

Fort Saskatchewan 

3— Première église 

au Fort Saskatchewan, 1908 


de l’église. Son successeur, M. Garnier, le curé actuel, construisit le 
paroissiale. 


Frères Raphaël et 
André, auxquels se 
joignit l’oncle du cu¬ 
ré défunt, M. Pierre 
Dorais, à titre de fa¬ 
milier et de sous- 
svndic. 

Notre résidence à 
Lamoureux n’était 
que temporaire. Ce 
n’était pas un mo¬ 
nastère et cependant 
on y observait régu 
lièrement la vie mo¬ 
nastique comme dans 
les grandes maisons 
de l’Est. Il y avait 
assez de petites cel¬ 
lules pour cinq ou 
six religieux. La cha¬ 
pelle conventuelle 
était immédiatement 
sous le toit, et trop 
basse pour qu’une 
grande personne put 
y rester debout sans 
s’y tenir courbée. El¬ 
le était ornée d’un 
joli petit autel, et de 
quatre prie-Dieu fa¬ 
briqués sur place. 

La communauté 
resta à Lamoureux 
jusqu’au 4 octobre 
1909. fête de S. Fran¬ 
çois d’Assise, et alors 
M. l’abbé Pilon, 
maintenant Mgr et 
curé à Morinville, 
vint nous y rempla 
cer. C’est lui ,qui 
compléta l’intérieur 
presbytère et la salle 








THE ANTONIAN 


19 


Hamoureux 


The need of more priests induced the saintly Bishop Grandin to enter 
upon negotiations to obtain Franciscans. For this reason the parish church 
of Strathcona—now South Edmonton—was placed under the patronage of 
St. Anthony, the great wonder-worker of the Franciscan Order. The Fran 
ciscans were accepted to take charge of this parish. No success was obtained. 
Towards 1898 further steps were taken for the same purpose, but with no 
better results. Ten years had yet to elapse before the Sons of St. Francis 
were able to give a helping hand in the missionary work of the North-West, 
and then it was not Edmonton, but Fort Saskatchewan, which was destined 
to be the chief centre of their activitv. 

In those days, Fort Saskatchewan, then the seat of a large detachment 
of the R.N.W.M. Police, was considered as the future’s “favorite.” 

Fort Saskatchewan was to the Franciscans of Quebec in 1908 what 
Quebec was to the first missionaries of Canada, the Recollet-Franciscans of 
1615, the “Land of Promise.” 

The first Franciscans to be dispatched to the West were the Rev. 
Father Berchmans and two lay-brothers, Raphaël and Andrew. Accompanied 
by the good wishes of the East, they arrived in Lamoureux on the llth of 
April, 1908, and were asked to take charge of that parish until another secular 
priest could be obtained, as Rev. Father E. Dorais had unexpectedly died on 
the 16th of Mardi. In May of the same year, Rev. Father Arthur left for 
West, and in the fall Rev. Father Simon joined the Franciscan communitv 
at Lamoureux. 

Rev. Father Boniface reached Fort Saskatchewan on the 16th of April, 
1909. The community stayed in Lamoureux till the 4th of October, the Feast 
of St. Francis, and Rev. Father M. Pilon, now Monsignor and parish priest 
of Morin ville, took charge of the parish. He it was who finished the church- 
inside, whilst his successor, Rev. Father Garnier, erected the beautiful, up- 
to-date presbytery and parish hall. 



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THE ANTONIAN 


jfort âmôkatcfjetoati 





Church. 1909 

This little town, snuglv built on the high south banks of the Saskatchewan river, 
could easily be seen from the council room of our monastery at Laraoureux. It was often 
the subjeet of our discussions. His Lordship E. J. Legal had put at our disposition, for 
building purposes, several lots to the south of the C.N.R. tracks. This was for the time 
being altogether outside the central town, and therefore, a pétition had been sent to the 
Dominion Government to grant us one acre of land from the police reserve on Government 
Street, which was transferred to the Episcopal Corporation a few months later. Meanwhile 
a restaurant had been rented from Mr. N. Millette and transformed into a temporary chapel, 
dedicated to Our Lady of Angels. Rev. Father Arthur, who had said the first Mass on the 
3rd of May in Mr. Tom O’Sullivan’s résidence, inaugurated the new chapel on the 13th of 
May, 1909. “For seventeen years, hâve we prayed for a church in the Fort, and thanks be to 
God we are having one now,” said old lady Sullivan. 

The stones and gravel necessarv for the foundation of the new church had been hauled 
from the bed of the Saskatchewan ; and we were seriously thinking of making Fort Saskat¬ 
chewan the centre of our work in the West. By Christmas, 1909, this church was so far 
advanced tliat the first Holy Mass could be held therein. But the great hopes of the Fort 
becoming a busv little town vanished one by one. But the Fort can boast of one of the 
finest churches in the West. The Parish of Fort Saskatchewan has continued ever since to 
be served from North Edmonton by one of the Franciscan Fathers in succession: Fr. 
Arthur, Fr. Simon, Fr. Boniface, Fr.’ Hilarion, Fr. Pius, Fr. Alexis, Fr. Fidelis, Fr. Barnabé, 
Fr. Zéphirin, Fr. Marcellin, Fr. William, Fr. -lohn-Marie, Fr. Clément, the actual priest in 
charge. 

Close behind the church is the provincial jail ; it may be justlv said that of the priest’s 
parochial work a great part is performed witbin its walls. Rev. Fr. Pius and Fidelis hâve 
made of this work a real specialty, with wonderful success. 







L’ANTONIEN 


Jfort 

ê>asikatcï)etoan 


Eglise de Lamoureux 

De notre résidence de Lamourenx l’on pouvait voir le Fort Saskatchewan, sur la rive 
sud de la rivière. Ce poste était confié à notre 'ministère d’une manière définitive. On se 
mit immédiatement à l’oeuvre pour y commencer un service religieux séparé. Les catholi¬ 
ques avertis de la chose louèrent un ancien hôtel dont les salles pouvaient facilement se 
transformer en chapelle et en sacristie. Avec les objets apportés pour la fondation, l’autel 
reçut une parure convenable. A titre de première mission franciscaine dans l’Alberta,, ce 
centre prit le titre de Notre-Dame des Anges. Une statue de la Vierge, qui avait accompagné 
les religieux dans leur voyage, y fut installée. Le 13 mai 1908, le R. P. Arthur vint y dire 
la messe. Le P. Simon arriva dans la mission à l’automne de la même année, et le P. 
Boniface y vint le 16 avril 1909. 

Le R. P. Simon fut en charge du Fort jusqu’en janvier 1910. Alors le P. Boniface 
le remplaça. Les RR. PP. Arthur, Simon, Boniface, Hilarion, Pie, Fidèle, Zéphirin, Barnabé, 
Marcellin, Guillaume, Jean-Marie, Alexis, Clément s’y succédèrent jusqu’à nos jours. 



Nous avions pensé faire du Fort Saskatchewau le centre de nos activités dans l’Ouest. 
En réalité, il n’y eut que l’église de construite et cela, dès décembre 1908. Les grandes 
espérances de l’active petite cité s’évanouirent peu à peu en faveur d’Edmonton. La même 
chose se produisit au point de vue religieux. En 1910, on s’organisait pour la fondation 
d’une école séparée. Mais une influence protestante fit manquer ce projet. Pendant un temps 
on se proposait aussi la construction d’une salle paroissiale Quelques années plus tard la 
chose fut jugée inutile. Depuis 1909, le Fort est un poste de mission, et le seul qui nous 
reste, actuellement desservi par Edmonton-nord. Un acre de terrain nous fut donné par le 
gouvernement, sur les terres de la réserve de la “police montée”. Les pierres et le sable 
nécessaires à la construction furent transportés des bords de la Saskatchewan. 


L’église elle-même est un vrai joyau, qui conviendrait encore à de plus grands centres 
religieux. '' 





22 


THE ANTONIAN 


ÿacfemg ÿlant 


i&ortf) 

Cbmonton 





Our First Monastery, 1909 


The proposed Franciscan monastery was never built in Fort Saskatchewan. It was 
erected in 1909 in a bush, three miles to the North-East of Edmonton, a place todav known 
as North Edmonton. 

Eev. Fr. Arthur, O.F.M., had said Holv Mass twice at the Packing Plant during the 
winter of 1908-1909, in a room at Dwyer’s Lumber Yard, just on the Fort Trail, Rev. Fr. 
Boniface came to take charge of this mission. In 1909, first Sunday of May, he said Mass 
in the Plant’s fire-hall. It seemed like meeting a band of Christians of the first centuries 
in their catacombs. It was low and poor, and the father could not help tears coming to 
his eyes on thinking of the beautiful churches of the East. and these humble places of 
worship in the West. 

Ail things considered, there was a great crowd of Catholics assisting at Holy Mass. 
The room was crowded and many had to stand outside. After Mass he had an interview 
with the congrégation. 

On the first of June, Mr. Yezina, a member of Lamoureux parish came early in the 
morning to transfer to the Packing Plant whatever was necessary for the installation of a 
priest and a lav brother, who were, Rev. Fr. Boniface and Rev. Br. Andrew. Thev left, 
about 9 o’clock a.m., on a heavily laden wagon. It looked a real homestead outfit. The trip 
took about five hours. They reached the “Transit Hôtel”, about four in the afternoon. Then 
making their way through the bushes as best they could they came to the first and tem- 
porarv résidence. The few belongings were put inside the shack, as already mentioned. 
About six o’clock, on the 2nd of June, 1909, Ist Friday of the month, Rev. Fr. Boniface said 
Holy Mass and after that, whilst Br. Andrew made the coffee, went to see if he could not 
obtain a loaf of bread somewhere. Behind the Transit Hôtel stood a little house and to this 
he went, and ltnocked at the door. It was opened with a ery of joyful surprise: “Glory be 
to God here is a priest, a Franciscan priest: corne in, Father, corne in!” It was good Mrs. 
Corbett. 










THE ANTONIAN 


23 


And great was her surprise to learn we had no bread to eat. Mike 
Corbett, ber husband, was just as pleased as his wife to see us at the Packing 
Plant. Only one loaf of bread was in tbe house and this was heartily devided. 
It was the first piece of bread we received at North Edmonton. Many a time 
did Mrs. Corbett stand by us in our needs after that. 

In the afternoon, Rev. Fr. Boniface thought it might be a good idea 
to see how many people he could find in the neighbourhood. There was nothing 
to the North or West of us except bush and open fields. To the South was 
the Transit Hôtel, of which James Ryan and J. Murphy were the joint 
proprietors. Both were Catholics. Rev. Fr. Boniface paid them a visit and 
ever since that day Mr. Ryan bas been one of the best friends of the 
Franciscans in the West. What he has donc for us at North Edmonton, G-od 
alone knows. He introduced the priest to the “housekeeper” and her husband, 
and gave orders that every day victuals should be sent from the hôtel to the 
Franciscan Monastery. The name of these two new friends should likewise 
be remembered. Captain and Mrs. Nichols both were protestants and that 
made their kindness still more deserving of gratitude. Not one single day did 
Mrs. Nichols fail to bring over to us, personall.v, a basket filled with ail kinds 
of nice things. 

From the Transit, Rev. Fr. Boniface continued his way to the Packing 
Plant to see another friend Mr. R. Huston. Across the road from the Packing 
Plant was a “boarding house” kept by Mr. Greenwood, a French-Canadian, 
and as we needed chairs for Mass on Sunday, Fr. Boniface asked him if he 
would not be so kind as to let us hâve two dozen chairs. He promised to let 
ns hâve them; he would bring them over before Mass and take them back 
afterwards. 

On the following Monday at seven o’clock, the missionary started on 
foot to visit the district East and North-East of the Packing Plant. He visited 
every house. The first Catholic home was that of Mr. Got, living on the flats 
six miles South-East. Then three miles north he found the home of Coughlins, 
and that of Malone, both just near the C.N.R. Station at Oliver. The next 
family was Skeffington, then Charbonneau, and Vezina, then Corberan, three 
miles from Oliver North. On his way back he paid a visit to the Berwick 
family, and reached the monastery about 9 p.m. after a walk of 25 miles. 


(see page 


40) 




24 


THE ANTONIAN 


Bostë Creek 

From North Edmonton different missions were attended to. The first 
one was Ross Creek, ten miles to the south of Chipman and flfty miles east 
of Edmonton. This place had been looked after b.y Rev. Father Rosenthal, 
O.M.I., until his transfer to Lethbridge. His Lordship E. J. Legal, when on 
his pastoral visit in Lamourenx, May lst, 1909, had asked the Franciscans 
to accept this mission, and Rev. Father Boniface was sent thither for the 
Feast of the Assumption. Rev. Father Simon replacing Rev. Father Boniface 
at North Edmonton. Ross Creek at that time was a German settlement with 
some twenty Catholic farmer families. The late Mr. John Hockertz met Rev. 
Father Boniface in Chipman with a box-wagon, and having dined on “sauer- 
kraut and pork” at the résidence of Mr. John Diederichs. Rev. Father left 
for the South. The country through which he passed seemed bleak and barren 
owing to the dry summer, yet he was told that not very good crops were 



Confirmation at Fort Saskatchewan and North Edmonton. 

raised in the district. As he wrote this he was convinced of it, from personal 
observation. However, this first impression never left him, and in his mind 
Ross Creek still lingers as a treeless plain, with farm houses here and there, 
sprinkled on it. He was more than royally received by the Hockertz family, 
and he mentions as a token of gratitude that whatever priest came to Ross 
Creek or Chipman, he was always sincerely welcome in this family. Since 
1909 till 1928 the priest’s room and méats hâve practically always been 
provided, and this joyfully, by the Hockertz family. May God repav them 
abundantly. The next morning tbey drove to the church, ie., the house of 
Mr. Schmaus, a log building. Thev had a large attendance, and almost ail 
went to Confession and Cojnmunion. 







THE ANTONIAN 


Ctjtpman 


The little village of Chipman counted in 1909 about ten families, of 
which three were Catholic, whilst in the surrounding district lived a number 
of Polish and Ruthenian farmers in very primitive conditions. These latter 
families were looked after from time to time by Rev. Father Olczewski of 
Krakow, and the Ruthenian Catholic priests from Mundare. The first Fran- 
ciscan Father to say Mass in Chipman and teach catechism was Rev. Father 
Boniface in 1909. In the course of years the number of Catholic families of 
the Latin and Ruthenian Rites increased considerably, both in the village 
and district, and it was thought advisable to hold divine worship in Chipman 
instead of Ross Creek. From 1915 till 1918, Rev. Fr. Martin, O.F.M., was in 
charge of Ross Creek and Chipman, Rev. Fr. Boniface, O.F.M., took charge 
of Chipman in 1918. A little church had been erected but was far from being 
finished; nothing had been done to the interior. 

The first of the Polish members of the parish who bid him “Welcome” 
was the active John Szeptycki. “We don’t care what priest cornes here,” he 
said, “but we want our children to learn their catechism.” 

The first thing to be done with the church building was to put in the 
flooring, and Mr. J. Diederichs oiïered to do this at cost price. He had just 
finished this, when he was snatched away by the terrible “flu”. When his 
funeral service was held his tools were still lying around the church. R.I.P. 

Then a furnace was installed and the walls and ceiling covered with 
V-joint. The altars were put in. On the feast of St. Bonaventure, patron saint 
of the church, it was blessed by Very Rev. M. Pilon, then administrator of 
the archdiocese. The parish of Chipman is not by any means a very large 
one, counting only some forty-five families of Polish and German descent. 
But it could well be a model for many a parish of the West, on account of 
the real spirit of union which exists between the various nationalities. A 
well-organized choir sings the whole Mass in Latin, though during the inter- 
vals hymns are sung in Polish, English or Ruthenian. In 1910 there were 
six schools regularly visited by Rev. Fr. Boniface, a total of about 300 
children. To carry on this important work of “foreign missions at home” the 
missionary used a “catechism car” in 1924. And the year after, the Catholic 
Excelsior Club was organized in Chipman. The other Franciscan missionaries 
who attended to Chipman after Rev. Fr. Boniface were, Rev. Fr. Aloysius, 
Rev. Fr. Zephirin, Rev. Fr. William. 

Then a page in our historv was turned over and this mission transferred 
to His Exc. Archbishop O’Leary, D.D., in 1929. 




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jHtmîmre 


From 1911 iintil 1914, Rev. Fr. Denis, 
O.F.M., had taken over some of the Polish 
Missions of Rev. Fr. Olczewski, viz., 


When the war broke out, Rev. Fr. 
Denys had to be served in the arinv, being 
then in France on a visit. He had con- 
fided the above missions to the Oblate 
Fathers till his return. But he never re- 
turned. 


Thus the Rev. Fr. Kulawi, O.M.I., 
and Svlla, O.M.I., who up till then had 
been working in the Southern Polish mis¬ 
sions, began their work in this district, 
and to their initiative must be credited 
the be.autiful churches of Mundare, Wos- 
tok, and Skaro, the now famous place 
of pilgrimage, nine miles north of La- 
mont. When His Grâce E. J. Legal was 
in Krakow, Oct. lOth, 1915, he was ap- 
proached by Rev. Fr. Kulaway, O.M.I., 
and Rev. Fr. Martin, O.F.M., then in CHIPMAN 

charge of Ross Creek and Chipman, for l-Corpus Christi 2-Church, 1925 

permission to build a church in Chipman. This permission was granted with the spécifica¬ 
tion that this church should not be a “national” but a “catholic” church, i e., foi- ail the 
Latin Catholics of the district irrespective of their language or nationality. 


In 1921, His Exc. Arch. O’Leary asked again the Franciscains to look after the 
missions of 


SKARO 

WOSTOK 

KRAKOW 

MUNDARE 

HILLIARD 

HAIGHT 

From 1921 till 1924, Rev. Fr. Boniface was placed in charge of this district. 
From 1924 till 1928, it was Rev. Fr. Aloysius, O.F.M. When he left for Sturtevant, 
U.S.A., he was replaced by Rev. Fr. Rosiecki, now résident at Chipman. 





















L’ANTONIEN 


27 


MISSIONNAIRE et AUMÔNIER 

Le Rév. Père Denis eut pendant quatre ans la desserte du district de Beaver-Hill. 
Il y a dans cette région une dizaine de paroisses, dont la population est surtout galicienne 
ou slave. Ce sont des Polonais du rite latin, mélangés aux Ruthènes et aux Russes. Le Rév. 
Père Denis maniait leur langue avec aisance. En juin 1914, il se rendait en France pour 
quelques mois de repos, lorsque la guerre élata entre la France et l’Allemagne. Le Père 
Denis s’engagea au régiment comme aumônier. Au milieu de la mitraille, il avait des rêves 
de paix, en pensant à ses chères missions de l’Alberta. Il recevait régulièrement le “Progrès 
Albertain” et lui envoyait des articles de correspondance. 

Lettre du R. P. Denis, Q.F.M., au “Progrès Albertain” 

FRONT DE COMBAT 

21 janvier 1915.—9 heures du soir. 

Chers amis du “Progrès Albertain”, 

Je vous écris dans la cabane du poste avancé de Secours. Il est tard. 
C’est plein de fumée ; il y pleut à verse, et je ne sais si nous pourrons nous 
coucher. Tout autour de moi, les Sapeurs qui ne peuvent pas travailler, à 
cause de l’eau qui remplit les tranchées, y sont venus chercher un abri ici 
pour quelques heures. 

Dans la nuit noire, on entend siffler les balles, et des deux côtés les 
adversaires veillent et tirent. Demain matin il faudra se retirer sur l’arrière, 
au milieu de ténèbres épaisses et une boue désespérante. C’est dans ce milieu 
de bruit, de périls et d’horreur, que je pense à vous, vous écrivant sur mon 
genoux, à la lumière du feu. Je ne sais où me mettre pour éviter l’eau qui 
tombe; et mon papier, déjà si peu “fashion”, sera très probablement bien sali. 
Et mon écriture laissera aussi à désirer, de même que mon style. Vous 
excuserez tout. 

Les Allemands qui ont attaqué à droite et à gauche, préparent aussi 
un coup sur notre front, et je. ne serais pas surpris qu’ils n’essavent de crever 
notre ligne. Ils peuvent sans doute avancer, mais pas très loin, car notre 
seconde tranchée est presque inviolable. Nous les attendons de pied ferme. 
Peut-être resterons-nous sur le terrain, mais d’autres nous vengeront. Les 
Allemands sont très près: il ne faudrait que quelques instants pour sauter 
chez eux. 

Les fatigues de la campagne m’ont fait un peu maigrir, et la barbe a 
poussé . . . Allons, je vous laisse. Cette conversation avec vous m’a fait oublier, 
quelques instants, les misères de cette vie guerrière, si bien que, à mesure 
que s’allongent les lignes, je ne vois plus la fumée qui aveugle, je ne sens plus 
la pluie qui tombe, je n’entends plus les balles, le bruit des balles, ni l’état 
des obus, car devant les yeux de mon esprit passe une série de choses du passé 
qui me font prendre en joie les vicissitudes de cette existence dangereuse, il 
est vrai; mais dont les émotions ont des charmes. . . Adieu. . . 23 janvier. 
Je continue ma lettre, au chaud et à l’abri maintenant, à plusieurs milles du 
front de bataille. Hier matin, en revenant nous passâmes un endroit dangereux. 
Soudain une balle siffla à nos oreilles ; nous défilions à la suite l’un de l’autre, 
à cinq. Elle me frôla près de la tête et alla se perdre dans le sol à 100 pieds 
plus loin. Nous l’avons échappé belle pour cette fois-ci encore. 

J’ai reçu sur le front les journaux que vous avez eu la bonté de 
m’envoyer. Ils ont charmé les longues heures des tranchées, et les intervalles 
libres que me laisse le service d’ambulance: Service actuellement facile, mais 
assez périlleux, particulièrement en première ligne. Adieu. Bonjour à tous 
les amis et lecteurs. ARVOR. 



THE ANTONIAN 



& ièmoto â>torm 


“On Easter Sunday, 1922, we 
got lost in a snow storm. The distance 
is only nine miles from Mundare to 
Krakow. After a beautiful warm day, 
it turned cold ali at once and began 
to snow about 6 p.m., shortly after 1 
left Mundare with Mr. John Polowy 
and family, old-timers of the district. 

We took a short eut across some C. 

P. R. land about three miles from our 
destination. The wind was terrifie and 
the snow came down so heavily that 
it was impossible to see anything. 

Soon every track disappeared, the 
horses turned with the wind; not a 
sound could be heard except the howl- 
ing of the storm, and we seemed to 
be a hundred miles from anybody. My 
driver \talked ahead of the team, and 
came upon a fence which he said he 
knew and was now sure of the right 
direction. We drove on, and two hours 
later were back at the saine spot. 

From here he took a different direc¬ 
tion and we passed an old abandon 1—Mundare, 1927 3—Krakow 5—Haight 

ed barn. He knew this place and 2-Ross Creek 4-Hiiliard 6—Skaro 

in a short while we should be home. He landed us over an abrupt bank into a half frozen 
lake. Having l'ound the lake, he said we would be ail right as it was just half a mile from 
the road; and in another hour and a half we were back at the old barn. Mrs. Polowy and 
lier little children were crying from cold, and the two men did not feel any too warm 
either, so we made up our mind to spend the night in the barn. We pulled some straw from 
the thatched roof, and were delighted to find just one match. With great care this match 
was struck, and took fire beneath the aeeumulated straw. That felt like a day in Paradise. 
But earthly jovs are short: the fiâmes flared too high, and the roof began to buru. As 
quicklv as our frozen hands allowed, we carried in snow and with great difficultv smoth- 
ered the fire. Again our journey began. No one knew where we were driving to, but we ail 
started to pray aloud for Heavenly protection. Finally we landed by some accident in 
the back yeard of Mr. Adamowski before we knew it, and at 3.15 A.M. Easter Monday we 
arrived at H. Dressler’s farm, Krakow, having spent on the nine miles from Mundare seven 
hours and a half! — and this with a first-class driving team. I had often read, but never 
understood, that people got lost in a snow storm; now I hâve a faint idea of the agoniz- 
ing sufferings of the earlv missionaries getting lost in one of the immense prairies of the 
West. 

Fr. Boniface, o.f.m. 





L’ANTONIEN 


29 


Ü>oucî> 

En janvier 1909, les Pères Franciscains de Lamoureux recevaient une 
demande, transmise par Mgr l’Archevêque, de la part d’un M. Joseph-L. Soucy 
de Cookville, d’envoyer un prêtre dans cette région, où plusieurs familles 
canadiennes-françaises s’étaient déjà établies. Son Excellence ne savait pas 
où se trouvait Cookville, mais figurait que ce devait être quelques 25 milles 
au nord-est d’Edmonton, en suivant le “Victoria Trail”, au delà de la rivière 
Vermilion. 

En avril 1909, M. D.-A. McDonald de Pine Creek était venu entendre 
la messe au Fort Saskatchewan, et avait demandé la visite du Père dans 
leur mission du nord. Puis la même demande fut faite par Sam McDonald 
qui était venu faire ses Pâques à Lamoureux, la plus proche église de sa 
résidence qui se trouvait à quarante milles. 

Le 21 septembre, le K. P. Boniface quittait Lamoureux en “buggy”, 
conduit par le jeune Paul Labelle du Fort Saskatchewan. Il avait mission 
d’explorer le district, 60 milles à la ronde et de faire un rapport. Le temps 
était magnifique et les scènes d’automne, le long de la rivière Saskatchewan, 
grandioses. 


CooktotUc 


Cookville fut la première halte, à une distance de 25 milles. Sur ce 
parcours, le missionnaire arrêtait à tous les “shacks” en vue, et s’informait 
des habitants et de leur religion. Il y avait beaucoup de familles canadiennes- 
françaises et encore plus de polonaises et ruthènes. Le premier soir de ce 
voyage d’exploration, le missionnaire hébergea chez M. Charles Cook, marié 
à une canadienne-française. On était sur les bords de la rivière Vermilion. 
Le lendemain, les voyageurs traversèrent la rivière et entrèrent dans une 
région appelée “Les Sables”, où le sol est couvert d’un sable jaune et où 
ne croissent que les épinettes. Cette lisière de terrain s’étend, sur une pro¬ 
fondeur de cinq milles, de la Saskatchewan jusque près d’Athabasca. Il 
fallait la plupart du temps ouvrir son propre chemin. Après plusieurs tours 
et détours, ils arrivèrent tard dans l’après-midi, à un endroit plus clément, 
où les peupliers et les liards avaient de grande dimension et étaient en 
abondance. 




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L’ANTONIEN 


Eebtoater 


Ici avait dû s’établir quelques “coureurs des bois”. Il fallut de nouveau passer la rivière Vermi- 
lion à gué et suivre un petit sentier sinoueux. Impossible de rester en voiture à cause des nombreux 
troncs d’arbres qui couvraient le terrain. Soudain le missionnaire et son jeune compagnon entendirent 
le son d’une hache, puis après un instant la chute d’un arbre. Puis ce fut de nouveau le silence de la 
forêt. Le Père appela et une voix lui répondit. Alors un grand homme, maigre et osseux apparut venant 

vers eux, portant sur l’épaule sa hache à deux tranchants. Il reconnut le prêtre dans son visiteur, et s’em¬ 

pressa de venir lui souhaiter la bienvenue. C’était le vieux Louis Nadeau. “Triomphalement il nous mena 
à sa résidence”. La forêt était si fournie, qu’il fut imposible de voir sa “cabane” avant d’être arrivé lit¬ 
téralement sur le seuil. Sa femme devait bientôt venir des “Etats”, et il était pressé de préparer “sa place” 
le plus comfortablement possible. Dieu seul, et le colon, sait exactement ce que cela veut dire. 

De l’autre côté du “chemin”—quelque part—vivait un autre colon, M. Joseph L. Soucy. “Sur la 

même rue”, plus loin, se trouvaient Robert et Pierre Soucy. Il y avait encore M. Paquin. Tous furent 

notifié que la messe serait dite le lendemain matin à 9 hrs, en la fête de Ste Claire d’Assise. Une partie de la 
nuit fut passée à raconter les “aventures” de ces braves gens. Comme il n’y avait pas de lit, on n’était pas 
pressé de se coucher. Vers 11 hrs, on se retira pour dormir, sur le parquet. “Nous étions sept, en rond-de- 
brigand. Ce fut une des plus longues nuits de ma vie”. Cependant elle passa. Le lendemain il y eut messe 
et communion. Et la place fut baptisée “Sainte Claire”. Le nom actuel du bureau de poste est “Val Soucy”, 
à trois milles de Redwater, et à six milles d’Egremont. 

Sainte-Claire fut ainsi la première mission dans ce district qui devait en compter plusieurs. Elles 
furent, tant sur la ligne d’Athabasca que sur celle de St-Paul des Métis: 

SAINTE CLAIRE 
(VAL SOUCY) 
REDWATER 
EGREMONT 
TEORHILD 
OPAL 
RADWAY 
MYRTLE CREEK 
PINE CREEK 
WASKATENEAU 
WARSPITE 
VICTORIA 
(PAKAN) 
SMOKY LAKE 

De 1907-17, ce 
district fut confié 
au R. P. Martin. 

De 1917 - 26, 
Warspite et ses 
missions environ¬ 
nantes: 
aux RR. PP.: 
Boniface, 1917-21 
Martin, 1921-24 
Bérard, 1924-26. 

Redwater et ses postes avoisinants furent visités par les RR. PP. Martin, Ladislas, Grégoire et Bérard. 

La première chapelle, en bois rond, de Redwater fut construite en 1912. Les régistres de ces 
missions possèdent des pages glorieuses de zèle et de dévouement, aussi quand elles furent remises en 
1926, c’était formé un livre glorieux. 

Quand pour la dernière fois le R. P. Bérard annonça à son vieux guide Toussaint Tremblé qu’il 
voyait les bonnes gens de Redwater pour la dernière fois, celui-ci ne put supporter le choc. Il se retira 
dans un angle de la chambre et se mit à pleurer comme un enfant. Il s’en suivit un pénible silence. 
La première page de notre histoire dans l’Ouest fut tournée. Puis, héroïquement, comme ces braves 
gens ont coutume de faire les choses, on se mit à parler de l’avenir. Actuellement, “Sainte-Claire” est 
desservie par le R. P. Hefferman. De temps à autre, il nous est donné de revoir ce district, et d’aider le 
desservant de ces nombreuses missions. 







THE ANTONIAN 


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}Dtue Creek 

On January 31, 1909, His Excellency E. J. Legal wrote to Rev. Fr. 
Berchmans, O.F.M., that a certain Mr. J. L. Soucy, of Cookville, had written 
asking for a priest to corne and say Mass. Already a certain number of 
French-Canadians had established themselves there, and many others would 
soon be coming. In April, 1909, Mr. D. A. McDonald, of Fine Creek P.O.. 
had been at Mass in Fort Saskatchewan, and had asked Rev. Fr. Simon to 
make a visit “up North”. A little later the same pétition was made by Mr. 
Sam McDonald, of Pine Creek, who had made a trip of forty miles to 
Lamoureux, the nearest church, to make his Easter duty, and to be married 
to Miss Jane MacDonald. It was decided that one of the Franciscans should 
go as soon as possible to inspect the whole district, a stretch of sixtv miles, 
and send in a report to His Excellency. 

Rev. Fr. Boniface left Lamoureux on the 21st of September in a buggy 
driven by the fifteen-year old Paul Labelle. The weather was almost tropical 
and the autumn scenerv along the Saskatchewan was beautiful. No house 
was passed without stopping, and they visited a good number of French 
and Ruthenian families. They stayed over night in the house of Charles Cook, 
married to a French-Canadian. Next Morning they crossed the Vermilion 
river and entered the district known as “the Sands.” It is a stretch of land, 
on an average five miles deep, extending frorn the Saskatchewan river almost 
up to Athabaska. It is covered with sick-looking spruce and jackpines. Into 
this inhospitable région they drove, making for the greater part their own 
road. Late in the afternoon they arrived in a district where nature seemed 
to be kinder. The soil was rich and it was likely that some brave “Coureur- 
des-bois” had taken a fancy to this place. This was indeed the case. Having 
forded the Vermilion river at the risk of being upset in the high water, which 
came up into the buggy, they followed an open, narrow track. Owing to 
the countless stumps, it was impossible to sit in the buggy, so they wallced. 

The first man they met was a long, thin, sinewy one, carrying on his 
shoulder a two-faced axe; it was old Mr. Louis Nadeau. 

The wood was so thick around there that they could not see his 
“shack” until they were literally in the door. It was a log shack, with many 
natural Windows ail around, built by himself and his boys. Across the road 
—wherever that was—lived another hopeful homesteader. His name was L. 
Soucy. On the same “Street” lived Messrs. Robert and Peter Soucy. Mr. 
Paquin was another member of this hopeful community. As there was no 
beds, the greater part of the evening was spent in listening to the many taies 
these good people had to tell about their expériences in this place which had 
neither name nor streets. 




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THE ANTONIAN 


Finallv they retired for the night “on the floor”. “That was one of the 
longest nights of my life”. Next morning, September 23rd, Mass was célébrated 
for the first time in this district. The place was baptised ST. CLARE. But 
later on it was abandoned for Val Soucy. The little poor log church has kept 
St. Clare of Assisi as its patron, and is situated about three miles from the 
little village of Redwater and six miles from Egremont. 

This was the first mission in this district, which was to count so many 
in the future, on the trail both to Athabaska and St. Paul des Métis : 

VAL SOUCY (ST. CLARE) 

EGREMONT 

THORHILD 

OPAL 

RADWAY 

MYRTLE CREER 

PINE CREER 

WASKATENEAU 

WARSPITE 

PAKAN (VICTORIA) 

SMORY LARE 
PEGUIS 

From 1910 to 1917, this district was visited bv Rev. Fr. Martin. 

From 1917 to 1926, Warspite and surrounding places were in charge of 
Rev. Fr. Boniface, 1917-21 
Rev. Fr. Martin, 1921-24 
Rev. Fr. Berard, 1924-26 

Redwater and its places had been successively visited by 
Rev. Fr. Martin 
Rev. Fr. Ladislaus 
Rev. Fr. Gregory 
Rev. Fr. Berard 

When these missions were abandoned in 1926, it seemed as if fifteen 
“beautiful pages containing the most heroic history of our Western Com- 
munity had been turned over.” 

Rev. Fr. Boniface and his companion left St. Clare about 11 o’clock, 
to continue his work of research. They followed the Victoria Trail for a few 
miles and visited many Ruthenian families. In the evening they reached 
MYRTLE CREER, and found a welcome hospitalitv in the shack of Mr. 
Godard, for the night. Several Catholic families were living around Myrtle 
Creek. 

The 24th of September, 1909, found them on the Victoria Trail bound 
for PINE CREER. The country is hilly and very picturesque. The road 
foTlows the Saskatchewan river, with ail its bends and windings. We reached 
Sam McDonald’s in the evening and were given a heartilv réception. Sam 
McDonald was a business man. running a “general store”. He had started 



THE ANTONIAN 


33 


business vvith $2.00 in bis pocket. The lower part of bis log-house was the 
store. “My bed for the nigbt was a door, put on two chairs along the counter ; 
whilst Rory McDonald, brother of Mrs. Sam McDonald, slept beneath the 
so-called staircase, seemingly on a liard mattress, from time to time some 
very deep groans came from that direction. 

Holy Mass was said September 25th, in the “upstairs”. There were a 
few Catholic families. 

The faithful of Pine Oreek, in a few years, erected a beautiful little 
church dedicated to St. Anthony, under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Martin, 
O.F.M., who took charge of Pine Creek in 1910. 

in 1928, the C.N.R. line from Edmonton to St. Paul des Métis was 
stretched through this country, and the sites from the stations were chosen 
at WASKATENEAU and WARSPITE. St. Anthony’s is .just half way between 
the two. Already a good number of Catholics were located around Warspite. 
It was therefore decided to move the church to Warspite, a distance of five 
miles. 

On the first Friday of the Month of June the 48-foot steeple of the 
old church was pushed over by the united force of twenty-two men. When it 
crashed down to the ground, forty-four eyes, moistened with tears, looked 
upon it. This little beautifully finished church had been the sole mainstay 
of these sturdv homesteaders in their past ten years of hard toil and labor 
in the bush, sixty miles away from everv thing that gives a ray of sunshiné 
to human life. It seemed as if ten beautiful pages containing the most trying 
and heroic historv of this struggling Catholic community were torn out of 
the golden book of memories and destroyed. This, however, was not the case ; 
they were simply shifted to another part of the book. where new surroundings 
and new opportunities would onlv enhance the old souvenirs and add new 
glorv to the valiant Catholics of Pine Creek, at— 



During the winter months of 1920 most of the men of the district 
volunteered to go fifteen miles north of Warspite to eut logs. The church 
was çrected, just opposite the C.N.R. station, by Carson and MacDonald 
families. Holy Mass could be said in the new church on Sunday, .Tune 13th, 
the feast of St. Anthonv, patron of the church. Warspite was attended to bv 
Rev. Fr. Martin, O.F.M., from 1910 to 1917; from 1917 to 1921 by Rev. 
Fr. Boniface, O.F.M.; in 1924, by Rev. Fr. Martin again; from 1924 to 1920 
by Rev. Fr. Berard. 

In 1909 continuing his tour of inspection, Rev. Fr. Boniface and Paul 
Labelle drove to VICTORIA (PAKAN), 16 miles east of PINE CREEK. 
Between Pine Creek and Pakan, a good number of Polish and Ruthenian 
families were found. Later on they assisted at Holy Mass in Warspite. Sincé 
the C.N.R. passes through Smoky Lake, Pakan lias practieally ceased to exist. 

From Pakan, Rev. Fr. Boniface and his driver returned the same dav 
by the Victoria Trail, as far as five miles south of “Sueker-Slough” (Myrtle 
Creek). Night was falling fast, the horses were tired, and thus, having found 
a little creek with fresh water, as also a good place for camping, they 
unhitched the horses, spread out the blankets and had a good sleep in the 
woods to the northern part of the “Sands”. Early in the morning they retobk 
the Victoria Trail and arrived in Lamoureux after a trip of five days. 



L’ANTONIEN 


34 


Œïjorïnlb 


Thorhild est une autre mission ouverte par les Pères Franciscains. 
Elle se trouve sur la voie du A. & G.W.R., environ 20 milles à l’ouest de 
Warspite. Cette mission fut visitée pour la première fois par le R. P. Martin, 
en 1915, sur la demande de M. Parenteau qui vivait alors quelque 15 milles 
au nord-ouest de Redwater. Plus tard, les RR. PP. Grégoire, Ladislaus et 
Célestin dirent la sainte messe chez M. Parenteau. De 1924 à 1926, ce fut 
le R. P. Bérard qui visitait Thorhild, deux fois le mois. Il y avait une 
quarantaine de familles anglaises, françaises et polonaises. La messe fut dite 
longtemps à l’école. 

Le R. P. Bérard commença d’y construire l’église en 1925, mais il 
quitta la mission avant de l’avoir achevée. Elle fut construite en 1927. 

Thorhild exige encore de ses habitants une quantité énorme d’entliou 
siasme et de persévérance. Le sol est riche, très boisé, et marécageux,—au 
moins autour du village. Les colons, comme dans les jeunes bourgades d’au¬ 
trefois, ont une vie des plus primitives. Les aises temporelles manquent au 
missionnaire, et de beaucoup. 



Sur la même voie ferrée du A. & G.W.R., huit milles au sud de 
Thorhild, se trouve Egremont. Comme centre commercial cette dernière place 
est en avance sur Thorhild. La sainte messe y est parfois dite dans des 
maisons particulières, mais la plupart du temps les fidèles se rendent aux 
différentes autres missions environnantes, qui sont Redwater ou Opal. On 
peut remarquer qu’Opal est un centre catholique japonais. Lorsqu’un mis¬ 
sionnaire franciscain du Japon passe à Edmonton, il visite ordinairement 
cette colonie. Une de ces visites qui fut grandement appréciée est celle de 
Mgr Egide Roy, O.F.M., administrateur apostolique de Kagoshima, Japon. 
Egremont fut desservi par le R. P. Bérard jusqu’en 1926. 





THE ANTONIAN 


35 


Œïjorïnlb 


Thorhild, another mission yisited by the Franciscan Fathers is a little 
station on the A. and G. W. Kailway, about twentv miles straight west o" 
Warspite. It was flrst visited by Rev. Father Martin in 1915, at request of 
a certain Mr. Parenteau, who lived at that time iifteen miles northwest of 
St. Claire. Two or three other Catholic families were said to live in the 
same district. Later on, the Rev. Fathers Gregory Ladislaus and Celestin 
said Holy Mass in Mr. Parenteau’s 
house. Afterward, Rev. Father Berard 
visited Thorhild twice a month. The con¬ 
grégation has increased to forty families 
of English, French and Polish nationalit.v. 

They ail appreciate the persevering initia¬ 
tive of the missionary and are ready to 
help in anything for the advancement of 
the Catholic Church in Thorhild. Holy 
Mass was said flrst in the school room. 

But in 1926 a real church was built in 
the central part of the place. For the 
time being Thorhild requires of its set- 
tiers an enormous ainount of enthusiasm 
and perseverance. The soil is very rich, 
but heavily wooded and sloughs and 
muskegs are numerous—at least around 
the town. The homesteaders, like in ail 
other settlements lead a very primitive 

life, and earthly comforts for the mission- REV FA ther boniface 
ary are few and far between. 



Cgremont 

Egremont is a commercial centre far ahead of Thorhild. Soinetimes Hoir 
Mass has been said in the house of one of the Catholic families ; but generally 
the Catholics of this district assist at Holy Mass at St. Claire, Redwater, or 
in Opal. In that time Rev. Father Berard was the duly assigned priest for 
this district. 










L’ANTONIEN 


Un apôtre laïque 

Un homme à qui le district de Warspite-Redwater doit une grande 
reconnaissance et un tribut de prières, c’est M. T. Tremblay, de Lamoureux. 
Durant plusieurs années, ce pieux Tertiaire de Saint-François se fit un plaisir 
de conduire le prêtre' d’une mission à l’autre afin de donner aux catholiques 
le bonheur d’entendre la messe et recevoir la sainte communion. Pour M. 
Tremblay la température n’était jamais trop froide ni trop chaude, les chemins 
jamais trop longs ni trop boueux quand il s’agissait de conduire le mission¬ 
naire pour dire la messe à Redwater, Cookville ou Pine Creek. La pensée 
d’être payé n’était pas ce qui poussait cet homme charitable à accomplir ces 
voyages, car il savait qu’il ne recevrait pas un sou de dédommagement, le 
district n’ayant pas les ressources nécessaires pour disposer des voitures de 
transport. Un pieux souvenir à la messe, était tout ce qu’il demandait. Mais 
toutes les fois que Redwater ou Pine Creek sont mentionnés comme centres 
catholiques ainsi que les autres missions qui se sont implantées dans cette 
partie de la vigne du Seigneur, le nom de Toussaint Tremblay doit être 
prononcé avec un sentiment de profonde gratitude. 

Le Rév. Père Boniface, se trouvant missionnaire dans cette région, 
rappelle, dans ses mémoires, un exemple de la piété et du dévouement de 
M. Tremblay pour ces missions. 

“Un jour, dit-il, je voyageais de Redwater à Pine Creek avec M. 
Tremblay. Arrivés sur le bord d’une petite rivière dont la profondeur était 
d’environ quinze pieds, notre attelage se refusa d’avancer sur le pont trop 
frêle qui la traversait. Soudain une de nos mules se jeta de côté et entraîna 
l’autre avec elle dans la rivière. Impossible pour nous alors d’échapper au 
danger du moment. J’ignore ce qui arriva sur le fait, mais voiture et passagers 
suivirent la monture et la première chose que je remarquai, après m’être tiré 
de dessous la voiture toute brisée, c’est que M. Tremblay, inconscient, gisait 
en dessous des mules et le sang lui sortait abondamment de la bouche. J’eus 
grande peine à le tirer de cette situation tant les bêtes, étendues sur le dos, 
ruaient de toute leur force. Je réussis toutefois, et M. Tremblay recouvrit vite 
l’usage de ses sens. Bien qu’il se sentit de la douleur à la tête et à la poitrine, 
il ne voulut recevoir aucun secours. Il me fallut alors marcher trois milles 
avant de trouver l’aide nécessaire pour tirer du ravin notre attelage. Ce qui 
fut la partie la plus comique de l’aventure: les mules, toujours dans la même 
position, ne pouvant se remettre sur pieds, il fallut leur attacher un câble 
aux pattes et ainsi les tirer dehors. Cela fait, les bêtes se secouèrent un peu 
comme pour replacer les déboitements d’os qui auraient pu se produire et 
surtout en guise de satisfaction pour le beau tour qu’elles venaient de nous 
jouer. 

M. Tremblay leur appliqua quelques coups de fouet pour leur donner 
plus d’entrain et de hardiesse et le voyage se continua. Cependant M. Tremblay 
faisait de la température. Malgré tout il refusa de retourner au Fort disant 
que la messe était de plus grande utilité aux catholiques de Pine Creek, que 
sa vie même. Mais comme son état s’aggravait, il dut se résigner à rester chez 
Godard, près de “Sucker Slough”. 

M. Tremblay ne se remit jamais complètement des suites de cet accident, 
mais il me remercie toujours comme si je lui avais sauvé la vie”. 


R. P. BONIFACE, O.F.M. 



THE ANTON IAN 


“Not on Time” 

The flrst winter after the A. & G. W. Bailway had been built, Fr. 
Boniface passed through Egremont. He bas been to Warspite. and as the 
weather was 45° below, John MacDonald wished to show inercv towards 
him and drive him to Egremont, 20 miles, thus shortening his usual drive 
to Fort Saskatchewan considerably. We shall let him narrate his trip. 

“We arrived in Egremont 10:45 a.m., an hour 'âhéad of time. John 
hurried back to Warspite and I waited in Egremont on the “track”. There 
was no such thing as a station, téléphoné or radio. On either side of the 
track was one of those' typical homestead stores, selling jsuch indispensablé 
delicacies as sugar, biscuits, sardines, beans and “Old ChUm ’. About thirty 
persons besides the storekeepers were çramped into these two premises, wait- 
ing for the train from Fort McMurray for Edmonton. We waited till jiight, 
and then till morning, and then the whole next day and the whole next night ; 
no train was to be heard or seen. One of the crowd was always on the.watch', 
and after one hour’s staring to the north would be relieved from guard by 
another. The rest were trying to get a little sleep as best as thev could. I was 
sitting in the corner on a keg of nails, and for a considérable time was amused 
at the scene before me. Pérched high on a sack of fiour sat a man, seémiiiglV 
a close relation to Mephistopheiis, playing ail kinds of tunes and jiggs o,n a 
mandolin; around him the younger ones were standing in admiration, somé- 
times trying to sing and even to dance. Opposite the musician a man Was 
smoking a pipe, and in his thoughts evidentlv followed the performance of 
the artist. There was nothing very musical about his appearance, but I noticed 
that he “beat time” very accurately by alternatively spitting on the floor and 
tapping his foot. 

Towards midnight most of the people were sleeping on the floor, on 
the different boxes of the store, on the counter and everywhere. Onlv the 
musician was awake, and evidentlv played just to keep awake. I dozed off, 
too, but not for long. The storekeeper, a Pôle, woke me up : “I say, Father, if 
you don’t mind, you can go and sleep in my bed: I hâve to be up ail night 
anyhow.” This was delightful, and I retired into a little dark room lit up 
by a solitary consumptive-looking candie, threw myself on the bed, and 
soon was asleep. I was aroused, however, by an unusual noise. I rubbed my 
eyes, and there at my side a little child was on its knees in my bed, and 
with a frightened, heart-rending voice was calling for: “Daddy, daddy!” 
Before I realized, the storekeeper ran into the room and explained that he 
had left the baby on one end in the bed, but that it was not supposed to 
make a “row like that.” 

The train came on the third day, 4 p.m. and it was high time, for 
everything that could be classed among the eatables in the store was sold out.” 





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THE ANTONIAN 


peüerlp 


Beverly is a considérable mining district tliree miles east of the 
Edmonton P.O. and just outside the city limits. It was organized as a 
Gatholic mission in January, 1915. A certain number of Catholics had been 
living there since 1912, and went to North Edmonton as their parish church, 
a distance of three miles. It was therefore thought wise and expédient to 
say Holy Mass once a month in Beverly, and this began on 31st of .January, 
1915, by Rev. Fr. Martin, who alwavs kept a soft spot in his heart for this 
poor mission. In 1915 this communitv counted fortv, mostly English-speaking 
families. Rev. Fr. Martin had organized here a very good cathechism class, 
at which a great number of Ruthenian and Polish children assisted. In 1918, 
one of the most appreciated preachers of Canada, our Rev. Fr. Ethelbert, 
O.F.M., came west for a short rest from his arduous work of parochial 
missions. During the two vears of his stay in the West he was eagerly 
sought for parish missions, and still is remembered by the many people that 
listened to his sermons. Besides preaching parochial missions, he helped ont 
in districts confided to the Franciscans, especiall.v in Beverly, where he 
built the présent church, dedicated to our Lady of the Seven .Toys. In those 
days, Beverly looked a prosperous village. At présent the outlook is not very 
bright, as the mines are not operated continuously or are closed down 
completely. The population is therefore very “floating.” 

When Rev. Fr. Ethelbert returned to the East, Rev. Fr. Martin was 
once put in charge of this mission, and when he left for Vancouver the Rev. 
Fathers Lyons, Hughes and Murphy of the Archbisliop’s résidence took charge 
of it in turn. 




L’ANTONIEN 


30 


©n aperçu sur l’ouest 


1er mai 1916— 

Avec le premier mai commencent nos exercices du mois de Marie. . . 
9 mai, mardi— 

A 7 h. a.m., le T. R. P. Jean-Joseph, provincial, nous arrive. . . Nous 
le recevons le mieux possible à notre “Rivo Torto”. . . 

Si la température est froide et neigeuse, les coeurs sont chauds et 
affectueux. . . Réception officielle du T. Rév. Père, avant Sexte et None, i.e. 
à 10 h. 30. Le T. Rév. Père craint de ne pouvoir rester longtemps ; il faudrait 
au moins un mois pour avoir une connaissance pratique de notre situation 
ici. . . 

18 mai, jeudi— 

A 10 h. 30 p.m., départ du T. R. P. Provincial par le C.N.R., en route 
pour Winnipeg. Il n’a passé que dix jours au milieu de nous. Fiat! . . Nous 
sommes ici en plein pays de mission,—“Chez les Sarrasins et les autres 
Infidèles”.—La Chine et le Japon ont des avantages que nous n’avons pas 
ici. Le fait est incontestable. . . Pour porter un jugement sur notre mission 
du Nord-Ouest, il faut la placer dans son véritable cadre. . . Vouloir la 
comparer à nos fondations de l’Est, parce qu’on est en Canada, est—à mon 
bien humble avis—une grande erreur. 

Ici, assurément, rien pour la nature. . . le devoir seul. . . peut main¬ 
tenir un religieux à son poste. . . et “Deo adjuvante”. . . le garder vrai Frère 
Mineur, quand même et jusqu’au bout. 

31 mai, mercredi— 

Il neige aujourd’hui. . . Dieu soit béni! 

18 juin— 

Notre chapelle, restaurée depuis l’incendie offre un magnifique aspect. . . 

Mille actions de grâce au bon S. Antoine. . . Nous avons réussi au 
de là de nos espérances. Nous avons réussi à reconstruire mieux qu’avant, 
sans cependant faire un centin de dette. . . Les offrandes, petites mais conti¬ 
nuelles, nous sont arrivées au jour le jour. . . 

FR. CÉLESTIN-JOSEPH, O.F.M. 

D’après le témoignage d’un chroniqueur, le Supériorat du R. P. Cé- 
lestin fut “phénoménal” à divers points de vue. Il n’v eut pas de communauté 
goûtant une plus grande paix, ni une plus grande joie, à cause de l’atmos 
phère de charité fraternelle qui planait sur le monastère d’Edmonton nord. 
Au temporel, l’administration du R. P. Célestin fut aussi un succès. Son 
influence fut immense sur le peuple. Il n’avait d’acception de personne. Il 
était vénérable au clergé par sa sainteté et son seul maintien était prêcher 
au peuple. C’est par lui que le peuple d’Edmonton en vint à ce culte grandiose 
du thaumaturge franciscain, le grand S. Antoine de Padoue. 



40 


THE ANTON IAN 


Nnrllj lEômotttmt 


Rev. Fr. Berchmans had at his 
disposition from the Provincial Def- 
initorium the sum of four thousand 
dollars. In order to save as much 
money as possible, and get as large 
a building as désirable, the fore- 
man had to see that the exterior 
work was done for that amount, 
whilst the interior work of parti¬ 
tions and finishing would be done 
by the brothers. There was to be a 
basement, a chapel and parlors for 
the faithful, four rooms for strang- 
ers, seven cells for Religious, a kit- 
chen, refectory, library, etc. And 
thus it was built. It was to be a 
Monastery and Church, 1911 complété monastery for $4,000.00. 

The first réception into the Third Order of St. Francis took place on August 12th. 
Those who were received were Mrs. Justice Beck, Mrs. Murphy. Mrs. Poulain. The transfer 
of the community from Lamoureux to North Edmonton was approaching. On october 4th, 
the feast of St. Francis was celebrated for the first time at the monastery. On the first 
of November we had the first solemn profession of a religious in the West, Rev. Br. Andrew. 

On Dec. 25th, 1911, the first Mass was said in the new church at North Edmonton. 

In August, 1912, a parish library was organized. The inside of the church was finished 
by Rev. Bros. Paul and Alphonse. The béantiful altars and pews, communion rail, con- 
fessionals are the work of their hands. 

On October 4th, was blessed the new convent of the Franciscan Sisters, built by Mr. 
Dufresne, on the block west of the monastery. 

November 20th, 1915, the church was partially destroyed by lire. It has been the work 
of Rev. Fr. Celestin to remodel and rebuild it. April llth, was a day of rejoicing for North 
Edmonton Monastery. Mr. Emile Tessier whohad been ordained priest on the 25th of Mardi, 
1920, came to sing High Mass in our church. 

The Franciscan activity has been extended during these twenty-five years from La¬ 
moureux to North Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Ross Creek, Chipman, Lamont, Bruder- 
heim, Redwater, Cookville, Pine Creek, Warspite, Egremont, Thorhild, Beverly, Waugh, 
Chajly, Myrtle Creek, Opal, Peguis, Plain Lake, Anshaw. 

Besides the pioneer missionary work in this district, missions and retreats hâve been 
preached in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and the United States, 
in English, French, German, Polish and Ukrainian. 

As we ponder over these twenty-five years, a feeling of sadness and loneliness cornes 
over us. Some of the religious hâve been called home by the Eternal Harvester. Mr. P. Dorais, 
our first Syndic Apostolic, Rev. Fr. Robert, Rev. Fr. Guy-Marie, Rev. Fr. Edward-Marie, who 
ail died at the work, are now buried in the Edmonton Cemetery. Others hâve left for dit' 
ferent fields of action. Rev. Fr. Pius in Japan, Rev. Fr. Fidelis in China, Rev. Fr. Barnabé 
in Thibet, among the lepers. How could we pass in silence the many friends of the West, 
especially in Edmonton? Living or dead, the names of our benefactors and friends are 
written in the annals of the Franciscans of the West, and are daily remembered in the 
Community prayers and Masses, in 1933, by 11 Franciscan Priests and seven lav Brothers, 
and those of the early days hâve been daily remembered for thwenty-five years. 











THE ANTONIAN 


41 


In 1924 the building of a Seraphic College was decided by the authorities of the 
Franciscan Province of Canada, with a view to give the people of the West preachers and 
missionaries most fitted to administer to their spiritual needs, and thus to continue and 
increase the work already accomplished in the Western Provinces by the sons of St. 
Francis. 

The plans were approved by Very Rev. Fr. John-Joseph, provincial, and his 
Definitorium. Rev. Fr. Hyacinth, Guardian of North Edmonton, supervised the érection. 
This new college was built up during the summer of 1925. And it received its first 
postulants, seven in number, September the 27th. Since then the number of boys who 
came to make their studies in the Franciscan College has been always increasing. In 
1931, the building of a more spacious and modem college was judged necessary. And it 
was erected during the centennial year of St. Anthony of Padua, 1931. The plans were 
approved by Very Rev. Fr. Ambrose, Provincial, and directed by Rev. Fr. John Capistran, 
Guardian of the monastery, at the time. Rev. Fr. Hyacinth, in 1931, built a splendid 
parish hall, located on the block south of the college. The architect of the college has 
been our devoted benefactor Mr. J. P. Desrochers of Edmonton. In 1930 out of the 
Seraphic College came our first graduâtes. Eleven of them are now completing their 
training in the Franciscan Seminaries of Quebee, speaking fluently French and English, 
and some of them Polish and German. 



NORTH EDMONTON 

1—School, 1911 2—Mother’s Day 3—School, 1912 

4—Corpus Christi, 1931 5—Parish Hall, 1931 6—School, 1925 

ü>eparate â>cf)ool 

The North Edmonton Roman Catholic Separate School was erected on June llth, 
1911. The first school building was a little shack 10x14 on Norton Street, and the first 
teacher was Mr. Mooney. The above shack was replaced by a more substantial building 
in 1912, and the same year by another building with four large rooms. Upon amalgamation 
this school district was absorbed by the Edmonton Roman Catholic Separate School 
District, No. 7, on Dec. 31st, 1912. In that same year the Rev. Franciscan Sisters being 
in Edmonton were placed in charge of the Separate School. They held that position till 
1926. They were replaced then by the Dominican Sisters from England along with the 
Sisters of Charity, and in 1929 by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Rev. Sr. Mary, Basilian, is 
also teaching Polish and Ruthenian children. In order to organize there the teaching 
of French, Rev. Fr. Ildefonse has been teaching at the same school, for the last two years. 

In 1925 was erected a large brick building sufficient for some 300 children. 






THE ANTON IAN 


“®be Jfltmstrp of tÏ je î^orïi” 

Heirs of the spirit of their Seraphic Father, and wishing “to lire not 
for themselves only but to be helpful to others as well”, the Franciscans, 
since they came to Western Canada, hâve joyfully taken up every task 
confided to their Apostolic zeal. Not only did they serve for more than 
twenty years a number of missions lying to the North-East and East of 
Edmonton, but from the very beginning they responded to the call for 
Parochial and Eeligious Retreats. 

Most of them spoke fluently two or three languages, and this made 
them welcomed preachers in most of the multilingual centres of Alberta and 
in not a few of Saskatchewan. Fathers Berchmans, Xavier, Simon, Martin, 
Boniface, Celestin, Alexius, Aloysius, Ethelbert, Hyacinth, and Zephirin, to 
mention only those whose naines corne easilv to the mind, hâve ail sowed 
the seed of the Divine Word over the broad acres of the Prairies,—ail of 
them in English and French, a few in German and Polish as well—while Fr. 
Boniface lias been known to speak during his missions in ftve different 
languages. 

With the same nntiring zeal the Fathers hâve given retreats to Reli¬ 
gions Communities in English, French and German and very few indeed are 
the Sisterboods of Alberta and Saskatchewan who hâve not been renewed 
in soûl, urged forward to the attainment of their sublime ideals, thanks to 
the Franciscan spirit communicated to them by the Friais from Edmonton. 
To the missionaries mentioned above must be added, as preachers of religions 
retreats, Rev. Frs. John Capistran and Ildefonsus. 

Most important of ail branches of the sacred ministry, the preaching 
of retreats to the Secular Clergv has, not infrequently, been entrusted to 
our Fathers. Rev. Frs. Berchmans, Celestine, Boniface and Hyacinth hâve 
ail accomplished this délicate task on behalf of the Clergy of Edmonton, 
Calgary, Regina, and Munster and of the students of the Grand Seminary 
at Edmonton. 

Scarcely less important and délicate is the work of the confessor and 
Spiritual Direc-tor of Seminaries and Sisterhoods and in this too, the Fran¬ 
ciscans hâve enjoyed the confidence of the Western Bishops. Fathers Celestine 
and Hyacinth hâve been charged with this work at the Grand Seminary in 
Edmonton, and nearly ail the Fathers at one time or another hâve been 
confessors, both ordinary and extraordinary, in the Diocèses in which they 
hâve been stationed. 

And thus, if we only eonsider those branches of the Ministry referred 
to in these lines, the Friars Minor since their coming to the West, twenty- 
five years ago, liave liad the happiness of accomplishing an untold amount 
of good. As we look back over that quarter of a century and compare today 
with yesterday, the words of the 125th Psalm corne to our mind and we 
rejoice in their fulfilment: “Going, they (the Pioneers of the Order in the 
Canadian West) went and wept, casting their seeds (amid the hardships of 
those early years), but coming (with the blessing of God upon their labors 
and sacrifices), they (and their brothers of a later dav) corné with joyfulness, 
carrying their sheaves.” 

FR. HYACINTH. O.F.M. 



L’ANTONIEN 


43 


£bmonton=j£orti 


Le R. P. Arthur fut le premier franciscain à dire la messe à Edmonton nord, Pack- 
ing Plant, juste sur le Fort Trail, au chantier de M. Dwyer. En 1909, le R. P. Boniface 
fut chargé d’installer la mission d’Edmonton nord. Sa première réception dans la salle des 
pompiers du Packing Plant lui fit venir les larmes aux yeux en comparant les magnifiques 
églises de l’Est avec ces pauvres mansardes de l’Ouest, où il nous faut dire la sainte messe. 
A tout prendre il y avait beaucoup de monde à cette première entrevue, et il fut décidée 
par la communauté de Lamoureux d’installer sur un lot que Son Exc. Mgr Legal nous avait 
donné, quelques verges au nord du Packing Plant. 



Cet en¬ 
droit fut as¬ 
sez difficile 
à trouver. 

Car de tout 
côtés il n’y 
avait q u e 
buissons et 
aucun ter¬ 
rain délimi¬ 
té. Cepen- 
d a n t un 
shack aban- 
donné se 
trouvait à 
cet emplace¬ 
ment, ce qui 
permit de lo¬ 
caliser l’en¬ 
droit. Mal- 
lieureuse- 
ment cette 
cabane n’a¬ 
vait ni par¬ 
quet, ni por¬ 
te, ni fenê¬ 
tres. Arrivés à 4 heures de l’après-midi, le R. P. Boniface et son compagnon le V. Frère 
André durent s’installer le mieux qu’ils purent. A la hâte on fit poser un plancher, fermer 
les ouvertures avec des planches, et vers 11 heures du soir, le logis était convenable. Les 
deux lits de camp furent étendus et les deux religieux se livrèrent au repos. Ce premier- 
soir fut mouvementé. Au milieu de la nuit un orage éclata soudain et il fallut changer la 
place de certains objets car le toit faisait eau. Vers 3 heures du matin le Père qui ne dor¬ 
mait que faiblement entendit son compagnon qui grelottait de froid. Les couvertures nՎ 
taient pas abondantes; il fallut se lever, les doubler de tous les journaux que l’on put 
trouver et finir ainsi la première nuit dans Edmonton, plus ou moins confortablement. 

Le lendemain à 6 h. du matin, le 2 juin 1909, un premier vendredi, la messe fut dite 
pour la première fois. Pendant que le café était préparé par le Fr. André, le P. Boniface 
se mit en quête de trouver du pain dans le village. Il y avait une petite maison, juste à 
l’arrière de l’hôtel Transit, et c’est là qu’il s’adressa. Un cri de joie lui répondit de l’in¬ 
térieur: “Dieu soit loué! Un prêtre, un père franciscain! “Corne in, Father, Corne in!” 








44 


L’ANTONIEN 


C’était madame Corbett. Grande fut sa surprise 
d’apprendre que nous n’avions pas de pain. Elle 
en avait un et le partagea avec nous. Son mari, 
Mike Corbett, fut aussi enchanté de nous savoir à 
Edmonton. 

Après déjeuner, nous nous mettons à l’oeuvre 
à l’intérieur de notre résidence, et vers midi on peut 
dire que tout était en bon ordre. Une tenture divi¬ 
sait l’appartement en deux durant la semaine. L’un 
des côtés servait de cuisine, chambre à coucher, et 
salle de travail; l’autre côté était la chapelle, et 
comme le Très S. Sacrement n’y était pas conservé, 
c’était en même temps le bureau paroissial et la 
salle de réception. Au lieu de chaises il y avait une 
demi douzaine de troncs d’arbres. 

Dans l’après-midi le R. P. Boniface eut l’idée 
de faire connaissance avec ses voisins. Il n’y avfifc 
aucune habitation ni au nord ni à l’ouest de la 
nôtre. Ce n’était que buissons et champs déboisés. 
Du côté sud se trouvait l’hôtel Transit dont les 
propriétaires MM. Ryan et Murphy étaient catho¬ 
liques. Ce furent des amis de la première heure. 
M. Rvan donna des ordres pour que le monastère 
ne manquât de rien de nécessaire. Il introduisit le 
Père à ses deux serviteurs le capitaine et madame 
Nichols. Ceux-ci quoique protestants furent aussi 
des plus dévoués à notre oeuvre. Le R. Père visita 
ensuite le Packing Plant de Swift et Cle, puis une 
maison de pension qui se trouvait en face. Là vi¬ 
vait un M. Boisvert, et c’est lui qui consentit à prêter 
une ou deux douzaines de chaises pour la messe, le 
dimanche. Il les apportait avant le service et venait 
les chercher après. Le dimanche fut plein d’intérêt: 
première messe paroissiale dans notre petite cha¬ 
pelle. Le poêle, les lits, et tout ce que l’on put sortir 
fut placé en dehors de la salle, pour donner plus de 
place et la chapelle fut remplie de monde. Tous 
en furent charmés. 

Le lundi matin dès sept heures le Père décida 
de visiter le reste de sa paroisse. Il n’y avait pas 
beaucoup de catholiques. Le premier où il parvint 
fut un M. Got qui résidait six milles au sud-est. Le 
missionnaire continua vers l’est, environ trois milles; 
il parvint chez un M. Coughlins, puis Malone, près 
d’Oliver. Trois autres milles au nord d’Oliver, se 
trouvaient les familles Skeffington, Corberand, 
Charbonneau et Vézina. En revenant il s’arrêta 
chez Berwick. Le Père était au monastère, à neuf 
heures du soir, après une tournée, de 25 milles. Peu 
à peu le Père fut aussi introduit aux familles d’Ed¬ 
monton: le Dr et Mme Murphy, Lessard et Gariépy, 
Ltd., M. et Mme Larue, le Dr Blais qui bien vo¬ 
lontiers consentit d’être notre médecin de commu¬ 
nauté, l’hôpital Miséricorde, l’hôpital Général, etc. 

Il fallait procéder à la construction d’un monas¬ 
tère. Le R. P. Berchmans reçut de ses supérieurs 
de Montréal la somme de $4,000. avec ordre de bâtir 
un monastère complet pour une dizaine de religieux. 
C’est ce qui fut fait. Et en 1911, le jour de Noël, 
la première messe fut dite dans la nouvelle église. 
L’intérieur n’était cependant pas encore finie, et 
nos frères convers devaient compléter le travail. 

La communauté entière était venue de Lamou- 
reux dès le 4 octobre 1909, fête de S. François d’As- 
sise. 

En 1915, l’église fut partiellement détruite par 
le feu. Elle fut modifiée et reconstruite par le R. P. 
Célestin. 

Le 11 avril 1920, M. l’abbé Tessier, ordonné prê¬ 
tre récemment venait célébrer la sainte messe au 
monastère. 

Jusqu’en 1925 les activités missionnaires n’ont 
pas laissé de repos à la communauté franciscaine 


d’Edmonton nord. Nos Pères desservirent les mis¬ 
sions de Lamoureux, Fort Saskatchewan, Ross 
Creek, Chipman, Lamont, Bruderheim, Redwater, 
Cookville, Pine Creek, Warspite, Egremont, Beverly, 
Waugh, Chajly, Myrtle Creek, Opal, Pequis, Plain 
Lake. 

En 1925, il fut jugé opportun de construire un 
collège pour recruter des vocations missionnaires 
dans l’Ouest Canadien. Les plans approuvés par le 
T. R. P. Jean-Joseph, provincial, furent exécutés 
sous la direction du R. P. Hyacinthe. Le collège 
s’ouvrit en septembre avec sept élèves. Depuis le 
nombre s’est continuellement accru. Le collège a 
donné ses premiers finissants en 1930. Onze de nos 
élèves complètent aujourd’hui leurs études dans nos 
séminaires de l’Est. Si bien qu’en 1931, le T. R. P. 
Ambroise, provincial, approuva l’agrandissement du 
collège, jugé nécessaire. Le R. P. Jean Capistran 
était alors gardien d’Edmonton nord. Le collège 
est spacieux et moderne. Les travaux furent exécu¬ 
tés par M. J.-P. Desrochers. En même temps se 
construisait la salle paroissiale sous la direction du 
R. P. Hyacinthe, alors curé de la paroisse. 

L’école catholique séparée d’Edmonton nord fut 
organisée en juin 1911. La première école fut une 
bien pauvre cabane de 10 pieds par 14. En 1912, 
elle fut remnlacée par une plus grande et à la fin 
de la même année par une grande construction en 
bois de quatre appartements. C’est en 1925 que fut 
construite l’école actuelle en briques, et assez spa¬ 
cieuse pour contenir environ 300 enfants. Les pre¬ 
miers professeurs furent laïques. Les petites Fran¬ 
ciscaines de Marie vinrent prendre charge de l’école 
de 1914 à 1926. Elles se construisirent un joli petit 
couvent, à l’ouest de notre collège actuel, au mois 
de juin 1914. A leur départ elles furent remplacées 
par les Srs Dominicaines d’Angleterre. Puis en 1928, 
celles-ci cédèrent la place aux Soeurs de S. Joseph 
qui sont actuellement en charge de l’école séparée. 
Une religieuse Ruthène enseigne aussi en vue 
d’aider les enfants polonais ou slaves dans leurs élu¬ 
des. 

Durant ces 25 ans d’apostolat à Edmonton nord 
et dans les missions l’activité franciscaine s’est au'si 
manifestée dans une infinité de retraites prêchéss 
au Manitoba, en Saskatchewan, dans l’Alberta, dans 
la Colombie anglaise, et aux Etats-Unis, en fran¬ 
çais, en anglais, en allemand, polonais et ukrainien. 

Alors aue nous nous attardons sur ces années 
passées, un sentiment de tristesse et de solitude 
descend sur nous. Dieu a appelé à Lui certains des 
religieux. M. P. Dorais, notre premier syndic apos¬ 
tolique; le R. P. Guy-Marie, le R. P. Edouard, qui 
ont succombés à l’oeuvre, reposent au cimetière d’Ed¬ 
monton. Ceux-ci nous ont quittés pour d’autres 
champs d’apostolat: le R. P. Pie pour le Japon, 
le R. P. Fidèle pour la Chine, le R. P. Bamabé 
pour le Thibet, chez les lépreux. 

Comment aussi passer sous silence nos nom¬ 
breux amis de l’Ouest, et surtout ceux d’Edmonton? 
Vivants ou disparus, les noms de nos bienfaiteurs 
et amis sont écrits dans les annales des Francis¬ 
cains d’Edmonton; chaque jour ils sont recomman¬ 
dés en 1933 aux messes et aux prières quotidiennes 
de onze prêtres franciscains et de sept frères con- 



L’ANTONIEN 


45 


Liste des Religieux Franciscains Missionnaires 
dans l’Ouest canadien 


RR. PERES 


R. P. Berchmans Mangin.(1908-11) 

R. P. Arthur Rappard . (1908-9) 


R. 

R. 

R. 

R. 


R. 

R. 

R. 


R. 


R. 


P. Simon-Joseph Archambault 
P. Boniface Heidmeir 
P. Martin Dietrich 
P. Xavier-Marie Ricomès 
P. Hilarion Boulay 
P. Denis Cano 
P. François 
P. Grégoire 

P. Célestin-Joseph Demers 

P. Ethelbert Sambrooke 
P. Ladislas' 

P. Guenette 
P. Bérard Nobert 
P. Thomas-Marie Denis 
P. Fidèle Chicoine 
P. Aloysius Staskiewicz 
P. Zéphyrin Noël 
P. Jean-Marie Benoit 

P. Marc Brunelle . 

P. Barnabé Lafond 


(1908-12) 
.. (1909-27) 
(1909-24) 
(1911-15) 
(1911-14) 
(1912-14) 
(1913-14) 
(1914-16) 
(1915-20) 
(1927-30) 
(1915-17) 
(1914-14) 
(1917-21) 
(1918-26) 
(1920-24) 
(1924-27) 
(1924-23) 
(1924-29) 
(1925-27) 
(1926-28) 
(1926-23) 


R. P. Guy-Marie Bâché (1927-27-*-) 

R. P. Guillaume Lavallée .(1928-31) 

R. P. Edouard Penoy (1930-30-i-) 

R. P. Adalbert Lagacé (1931-32) 

R. P. Samuel Côté .(1930-31) 

R. P. Colomban MacDonald (1932-32) 

R. P. Hyacinthe Workman (1924- 

R. P. Jean de Capistran .(1927- 

R. P. Marcellin Sarrasin (1928- 

R. P. Ildephonse Riopel (1929- 

R. P. Amédée Houle (1929- 

R. P. Alphonse-Marie Claude Labolssière (1929- 

R. P. Clément-Marie Lépine .(1930- 

R. P. Alexis Auger . (1930- 

R. P. Engelbert Paradis .(1931- 

R. P. Ignace-Marie Benoit •. (1932- 

R. P. Hugues Beauregard . (1932- 


ONT CELEBRE LEUR 25e ANNIVERSAIRE 
DE SACERDOCE 

R. P. Célestin-Joseph Demers 1929 

R. P. Hyacinthe Workman . 1932 

R. P. Boniface Heidmeir . 1933 



R. P. Célestin-Jos., R. P. Hyacinthe, R. P. Barnabé, R. P. Fidèle 













46 


I/ANTONIEN 


Liste des Religieux Franciscains Missionnaires 
dans l’Ouest canadien 


(Suite) 


VV. FRERES 

V. F. André Chevalier 
V. F. Raphaël Quinn 
M. P. Dorais, syndic 
V. F. Joseph Rhéaume 
V. F. Bonaventure 
V. F. Marien Michon 
V. F. Alphonse Beaudette 
V. F. Paul Perron 
V. F. Jean Moreau 
V. F. Elzéar Ouimet 
V. F. Gabriel Lévesque 
V. F. Conrad Gélinas 
V. F. Jean-Baptiste Tougas 
V. F. Louis-Marie Soucy 
V. F. Candide Gauthier 
V. F. Marie-Alcantara Moreau 
V. F. Damien Reeves 

V. F. Wenceslas Kuhn 
V. F. Egide Lavallée 


(1908-15) 

(1908-13) 

(1908-21+) 

(1926- 

(1909-09) 

(1912-13) 

(1913-15) 

(1913-15) 

(1916-22) 

(1919-19) 

(1915-16) 

(1916-18) 

(1916-22) 

(1921-24) 

(1922-24) 

(1922-24) 

(1923-24) 

(1925-28)30 

(1924-26) 

(1924-25) 


V. F. Sébastien Lefebvre .(1924-24) 

V. F. Léon Bayle .(1924-24) 

V. F. Georges Jeannotte (1925-26) 

V. F. Bienvenu Rajotte .(1925-28) 

V. F. François Caron (1925-28) 

V. F. Agnello-Marie Poirier (1925-27) 

V. F. Rizzier Garneau . (1927-30) 

V. F. Donatien Ayotte . (1930-32) 

V. F. Frédéric Desmarais .(1928- 

V. F. Marie-Clément de Varennes (1932- 

V. F. Patrice Sweeney (1927- 

V. F. Gentil Robitaille . (1932- 

V. F. Colomban. (1932-32) 

V. F. Colomban McDonald (1932-32) 


SONT PARTIS POUR LES MISSIONS 
ETRANGERES 

R. P. Pie Guenette .Japon 

R. P. Fidèle Chicoine .Chine 

R. P. Barnabé Lafond .Thibet 










L’ANTONIEN 


lie camp be Ponnpbillc 


Après Fessor qui fut donné au Collège Séraphique d’Edmonton en 1931, une colonie 
de vacances devenait nécessaire, tant poi.r reposer certains professeurs qui pouvaient en 
avoir besoin, que pour donner des vacances convenables aux élèves trop éloignés de leurs 
familles pour s’v rendre tous les ans. Une anse, à Moose Lake, près d’Anshaw, nous fut of¬ 
ferte par M. Poitras, à condition d’y dire la messe au cours des vacances. Le Rév. P. Jean 
de Capistran saisit cette occasion providentielle. Le camp s’ouvrit au printemps de 1931. 

Les Pères Alphonse et Marcellin, aidés du Père Clément, construisirent une petite 
résidence en bois, suffisante pour abriter seize personnes. Ce fut une vraie consolation eu 
même temps pour les gens des environs d’avoir en leur voisinage des religieux Francis 
cains, vu que Bonnyville, la plus proche église, se trouve à une distance de huit milles. 

La location de ce camp est idéale, solitaire, saine. Plusieurs enfants, toujours sous 
la direction des religieux, viennent y passer leurs vacances. On y pratique la chasse et la 
pêche, la natation et les autres sports de nos grèves. La formation du caractère et de la 
piété n'y est pas oubliée. Le voisinage de Bonnyville, où nous comptons plusieurs amis cana- 
diens-français, et en première ligne M. le curé Lapointe, sert à nous rendre encore plus 
agréables les mois trop courts que nous passons au camp. 

Au mois de juillet 1933, les Frères Joseph et Frédéric, ainsi que les Pères Alphonse 
et Marcellin, élevèrent à l’arrière du camp une tour octogane, qui y servira d’oratoire. La 
croix, du sommet de cette tour, domine Moose Lake de 45 pieds. 


ANSHAW 















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‘IN FIDE ET CARITATE” 


Valediction 

Activities 

Dramatics 

Music 

Sports 

Award of 

Prizes 

Diary 


Adieu 

Organisations 

Théâtre 

Musique 

Jeux 

Proclamation 
des Prix 
Journal 




Collège Séraphique St-Antoine 

EDMONTON NORD 

ALBERTA, 


St. Anthony s Seraphic College 

NORTH EDMONTON 

CANADA 


Sous la direction des Pères Franciscains Conducted bv the Franciscan Fathers 


But du Collège 

Le Collège Séraphine a pour but unique de 
pourvoir au recrutement des vocations sacerdotales 
franciscaines, c’est-à-dire, de préparer les enfants 
et les jeunes gens à la prêtrise dans l’Ordre de 
Saint François. 


Conditions d’Admission 

a) Avoir douze ans accomplis. 

b) Désirer faire ses études classiques dans 
l’Ordre Franciscain en vue d’être prêtre. 

c) Avoir passé les examens du Grade 7. 


Règlement 

L’enfant doit faire par lui-même et par écrit 
sa demande d’admission. 

Comme la maison n’a pas de revenus fixes, elle 
compte sur le secours des parents pour rencontrer 
les frais considérables qui pèsent sur elle. 


Pension, par mois $15.00 

Buanderie, par mois $ 1.00 

Lit .*. $ 1.00 

Livres $ 3.00 

Gymnase $ 1.00 


Le cours enseigné est celui des grades 8, 9, 10, 
11 et 12 de l’Alberta, en même temps que les études 
classiques complètes. 

Le cours comporte l’enseignement des deux lan¬ 
gues officielles du pays: le Français et l’Anglais. 

Pour les élèves de langue française, le Caté¬ 
chisme, l’Histoire Sainte, l’Histoire de l’Eglise, ainsi 
que le cours complet des lettres françaises se don¬ 
nent en français. 

Note:—Pour toute demande d’admission ou 
d’information s’adresser au 

REVEREND PERE DIRECTEUR, 


Object of the College 

To préparé boys and young men for the priest- 
hood in the Franciscan Order. 


Conditions of Admission 

a) to hâve completed their twelfth year. 

b) to desire to enter the Franciscan Order. 

c) to hâve successfully passed the 7th Grade. 


Régulations 

Boys and young men desiring admission must 
make out applications personally in writing. 


Terms 


Board and Tuition, a month $15.00 

Laundry, a month $ 1.00 

Bedding $ 1.00 

Library and Class Books $ 3.00 

Gymnasium $ 1.00 


Course of studies 
The course lasts five years. 

A preparatory course may be added. 

College provides Eight, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, 
Twelfth Grades of Alberta, as well as the complété 
classical course. 


The course includes the study of the two official 
languages of the country: 

English and French 

Lectures are given in English in order to attain 
ail the pupils at the same time. 

There is opportunity for the boys of any nation- 
ality to study their native mother tongue. 

Note:—Request for admission or information 
should be addressed to 

REV. FR. RECTOR, 

Franciscan College, 

North Edmonton, 


Collège Franciscain, 

Edmonton Nord, 

Alberta, Canada 
















Personnel du Collège 

(College Staff) 


R. P. JEAN DE CAPISTRAN, O.F.M. 
Recteur 

Inst. Relig., Musique 

R. P. ALEXIS, O.F.M. 

Aviseur Spirituel 

R, P. HYACINTHE, O.F.M. 
Aviseur Spirituel 


R. P. AMEDEE, O.F.M. 

Grec, Procure 

R. P. ILDEPHONSE, O.F.M. 
Français 

Infirmerie, Bibliothèque 

R. P. MARCELLIN, O.F.M. 
Education Visuelle 
Latin 

R. P. ALPHONSEM., O.F.M. 

Préfet de discipline 
Directeur dramatique, Sciences 

R. P. IGNACE-M., O.F.M. 
Histoire 

Directeur sportif 

R. P. CLEMENT-M. O.F.M. 
Algèbre, Géométrie 

R. P. ENGELBERT, O.F.M. 

Latin 

Français 


R. P. HUGUES-M., O.F.M. 

Français, Inst. Relig. 

Ass. Préfet de discipline 

M. L’ABBE VTCTOR VACHON 
Français, Sciences 
Inst. Relig. 

M. CHARLES McNAMARA 
Anglais 

Directeur dramatique 

























Les Frères en charge dans les offices 


V. F. Joseph, O.F.M. 
V. F. Patrice, O.F.M. 
V. F. Clément, O.F.M. 
V. F. Damien, O.F.M. 
V. F. Frédéric, O.F.M. 
V. F. Gentil, O.F.M. 


Syndic Apostolique 
M. J. Mireault 

Médecins 

A. Blais, M.D. J. Boulanger, M.D. 

P. Quesnel, M.D. T. H. Field, M.D. 

A. Clermont, Dentiste J. E. Wilkinson, Dentiste 


Les Elèves 


Rhétorique 

Syntaxe 

Gérard Hague 

Alberta 

Francis Kimmerly 

. Alberta 

Bernard Mireault 

Alberta 

Frank Gilker 

Colombie A. 

Stephen Purcell 

Alberta 

Hubert McDonald 

Colombie A. 

Oliver Desroches 

Alberta 

•Jack Sébastian 

Saskatchewa, 

dayton Walls 

Colombie A. 

Jean Raboud 

Alberta 



John Lotoski 

Alberta 

Belles Lettres 

Peter Seiferling 

Saskatchewa ï 

Arthur Burke 

Alberta 

Philip Welch 

Colombie A. 

Steven Shiska 

Manitoba 

Syntaxe 

Spéciale 

William Van Oerle 

Alberta 



Sébastian 


Georges Eli 

Saskatchewa 

Mildenberger 

Saskatchewan 

Joseph Wenig 

Alberta 

Raymond Crévolin 

Alberta 

Frank Engel 

Alberta 

Alphonse Beausoleil 

Saskatchewan 

Percev Casey 

Ontario 

Jack Maguire 

Alberta 

•Joseph McNeil 

Alberta 

Lucien Tougas 

Alberta 





Eléments 

Versification 

Adrien Pitre 

Alberta 

Clemens Seiferling 

Saskatchewan 

Albert Bartier 

Alberta 

Alexander 


Alfred Potvin 

. Alberta 

Ivolodychuk 

Alberta 

Guy Raboud 

Alberta 

Anton Seiferling 

Saskatchewan 

Harry McCollough 

. Alberta 

Aimé Boucher 

Colombie A. 



Robert Gray 

Colombie A. 








Eléments (suite) 


Louis Thomas Alberta 


Gilbert McDonald Alberta 
Robert Mclntyre Alberta 


Noël Foisy . Saskatchewan 

Rosaire Morneau Alberta 


Joseph Potvin Alberta 


Préparatoire Grade VIII 


Gaylord Beix Alberta 

Jack McCafferty Alberta 


Camille Verrier Alberta 
Jean Baptiste Vachon Alberta 


Richard Gaumont Californie 


Eugène Bruyère Alberta 

Roger Léveillé Alberta 


Marcel Demers Alberta 

Julien Thibodeau Alberta 


A nos Finissants de 1933 


Cette fin d’année est venue encore étendre son voile de mé¬ 
lancolie et de tristesse sur notre collège. Quatre de nos frères 
nous ont quitté pour revêtir la bure brune. Mais dans notre tris¬ 
tesse nous devons encore nous réjouir, car ils ont entendu l’appel 
de notre Divin Maître qui leur a dit: “Venez, suivez-moi, Je suis 
la Voie et la Vie.” Cette parole a été entendue jadis et elle est 
tombée dans leur âme comme une semence de vie; elle a mûri 
et grandi jusqu’à ce jour du mois de mai qui nous les a enlevés. 

Ils ont laissé derrière eux le monde et ses soucis. Ils veulent 
monter toujours plus haut, jusqu’au jour où ils offriront le pré¬ 
cieux sang dans un calice d’or. 

Adieu, chers Finissants! Nous vous retrouverons, au novi¬ 
ciat. Par vos exemples vous nous avez montré le chemin qui 
conduit à notre véritable demeure. 


Aimé B. 


WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF. . . 


Gaumont kept his mouth shat? 

George Eli should kick somebody? 

Pitre and Thibodeau not get into a fight? 
Bob Gray got up at the first bell? 

Some boys liked GreekŸ 
Gilker couldn’t be funny? 

McNeil came on time? 








THE ANTONIAN 


Class Motto : 

“VERITAS ET PAX” 


Valediction 


Rev. Father Rector, 

Dear Graduâtes: 

On behalf of our kind fathers, professors, 
and fellow-students, we take upon ourselves 
this opportunity to express to you the hap- 
piness that is ours this day, upon your 
suceessful graduation from St. Anthony’s. 
And we, each and everyone of us, wish to 
extend to you our most sincere and hearty 
congratulations. 

Yet it is needless to mention, dear grad 
uates, the sorrow that remains with us who 
are to remain here, and who are to share 
this great loss. We already feel the bitter- 
ness of parting, that goes with ail bonds 
of sincere friendship and association. 

We know only too well the part played 
by you at St. Anthony’s during the past 
five years. Your splendid examples in sport, 
music, and dramatic activities hâve without 
a doubt not been surpassed in the history 
of our college. We are certain that these 
and many other of your fine qualifies will 
ever stand as a monument to your great- 
ness, and will be most keenlv missed by ail. 


Yet there is a greater joy which we cher 
ish within our hearts, the thought that each 
of you are answering to a most holv call, 
a call that is not only one of God’s noblest 
gifts to men, but one that is most liigh. 
and to which only the strong and the good 
can attain. 

And now dear graduâtes, as a mark of 
appréciation for ail your past favors, we 
assure you that you shall ever be the object 
of our prayers during the coming years. 
And our wish to you is that when you hâve 
arrived at your new home, may St. Francis, 
our holy and Seraphic Father, alwavs be 
by your side to guide and assist you in 
your life, and above ail to give you that 
most necessarv grâce of perseverance 
throughout your Scholasticate. 

In a short while may you make your- 
selves worthy before the Ma.jest.v of God, 
of those words to be pronounced upon you 
at your ordination, “Tu es sacerdos in ae- 
ternum”, which is the bénédiction that we 
in the name of ail our kind Fathers wish 
you in this hour of happiness and joy. 

W. V. O. 







56 


THE ANTONTAN 


Farewell 


Farewell, once more we are to bid, 

As Fathers, Brothers, and stüdents sit. 

Ail their hearts are fllled with sorrow 
To our four graduâtes who leave to-morrow. 

The fourth dear graduâtes are these four 
Who hâve left from this college door, 

With their loyal faith to proceed 
To higher thought, word, and deed. 

Year by year until we count to five, 

Hâve these boys been known to strive 
That they too may one day approach 
The goal. The former “grads” as their coach. 

Five short years hâve rolled by, 

And their time now is nigh. 

When like the others they must start 
From these worldly things to départ. 

Our first grad is six feet ten, 

Yes, by the very name of Stephen, 

Most boys thought him too keen. 

But why not? — He was the dean! 

He excelled in every college sport, 

Good for everything. Just like a Ford: 

Ping-pong, hockey, volley-ball, and football 
'Round your neck he’d curve the base ball. 

Next in line is Gerald Hague, 

A perfect athlete he did make. 

In hockey, Steven was his team-mate 
To be sure, excitement did not fade. 

With the hockey-stick he was a marvel, 

With the bat, the bail would travel, 

With Homer, Livy, Horace and the rest, 

In his class, was considered the best. 

Oliver Desroches, the third, does sit: 

Who surpasses ail others in wit. 

The oldest boy in this college is he, 

And what a Franciscan he will be. 

Bernard Mireault, the fourth and last, 

Of this wonderful Rhetoric cast. 

In his studies he did well, 

And will succeed, as you can tell. 

So I hâve named them one and ail, 

From the short and little, to big and tall. 

What an example they are to us, 

Let us not at little trouble fuss! 

So, dear Graduâtes, here we are, 

For our last day, ere you go afar: 

“Au Revoir”, and “Bon Voyage”. C. S. 




THE ANTON 1 AN 


57 


Adieu To College 


Dear Reverend Father Rector, 

Reverend Fathers and Brothers, 

And Fellow Students: 

We, the graduâtes of 1932-33, wish to 
extend to ail those, who hâve in any way 
helped us during our college life our most 
hearty thanks. We also wish to thank the 
Brothers who hâve helped to make these 
five short years at college so pleasant. 

To-day we bid “Adieu” to the college, and 
“Au Revoir” to ail our superiors and fellow- 
students. We will ail meet again, let us 
liope, in the near future. 

We wish to thank especially Reverend 
Father Rector who has, like a father, 
watched over us. We hâve been very fortun 
ate. Father John has not only been our 
Rector for three years but has guided us 
during our flrst two years of study as Pre- 
t'ect. As we look back over the five years, 
we can vividly see how wise were the ad 
monitions and how needed the corrections 
which we received. Then the games and 
sports which we had through his interven¬ 
tion. He was not satisfied with having ob- 
tained one game or amusement for us but 
kept on striving to obtain more and more. 
When we objected to anything, he would 
reason it out with us showing us were we 
were wrong, and encouraging us when we 
were right. If anything was wrong Father 
•John would make it right. To him we wish 
to extend our thanks and hope he will con¬ 
tinue to guide us bv his pravers. 


We also wish to thank Reverend Father 
Alphonse, successor to Father .John as Pre- 
feet. He too has devoted ail his time in 
making the boys happy. When we had a 
play Father Alphonse would be there, pre- 
paring the boys and helping them in a way 
that no other could do. In sports also, he 
was always trying to assist and help us 
to enjoy our games. 

We cannot of course forget to thank our 
teachers, especially Father Marcellin, who 
has given us many a delightful hour with 
his shows. And also Mr. McNamara, who 
assisted us, not only in sports, but also in 
debates and plays. To ail the teachers we 
wish to thank most heartily, and beg in¬ 
dulgence for our many faults and failings. 

And lastly let us thank the boys who 
hâve ail helped to make college life a pleas- 
ure. We hope that ail of you will not only 
follow us, but strive to exceed us in ever\- 
thing. Look up and strive to reach the top. 
Uo not be content with only imitating those 
who hâve gone before you but strive to do 
better than them. There lie the glory. 

We ask the blessing of the Reverend 
Fathers and their pravers for our persévér¬ 
ance, that we too may one day reach our 
goal and be priests of God aùd followers of 
St. Francis. 

We remain, vour affectionate children, 
and loving brothers. 


S. PÜRCELL. 





58 


THE ANTON IAN 


Farewell 


Another year has corne around 
And to our sorrow we hâve found 
That from our fold four more hâve gone 
To join the rest with Brown gowns on. 

But with them we must ail rejoice 
Because they’ve listened to the voice 
Of our dear Lord who gave the kev, 

When He told them, “Corne, follow Me”. 

And to that voice the four paid heed 
Which in their soûl was like a seed, 
Increasing bigger day by day, 

Until thev left us here last May. 

They’ve left behind the world and cares. 
They’re one flight higher up the stairs, 

Where they will some day offer up 
His Blood from out, a golden cup. 

Farewell to you, dear graduâtes, 

We’ll meet you in the Nov-i-ciates : 

By vour examples you hâve shown 
To us, the road that leads to Home. 

A. B. 






THE ANTONIAN 


r»y 


STEPHEN PURCELL 


“Steve lield the onerous position of Dean of 
the College and as a Dean was a genious. Born in 
Edmonton; after finishing his course at the Sacred 
Heart and while at Separate High school he came 
to St. Antlionv’s as a flrst year student in 1928. 

Steve’s keen wit and unfailing good humor 
made him a great favorite among the boys. His 
aptitude to studies caused him to be elected vice- 
president of the Dramatic club. He possessed the 
profile of a good athlete and he made good use of it. Tall and heavv, he plaved 
his part exceedling well on the frontline of our senior hockey team. In ail the 
other classes of sport he played an active part. His quick thinking, trickness 
and bursts of speed resulted in numerous victories for St. Anthony’s. 

He was alwavs jovial. He was willing to help ail and could be relied on 
to be a friend that is a friend. His fun making made life much more pleasing 
liere to many. Steve’s chief hobby was reading and our librarian always had 
a difficult time to keep him snpplied with books. 

* * * 


GERARD HAGUE 


To “Gerry”, another Edmonton boy. goes the 
distinction of being the youngest member of our 
graduâtes of 1933. 

On account of his politeness, truthfulness, and 
gcod companionsliip he lias always been lield in 
the deepest respect by the college boys. He lias 
left us a wonderful example of how to spend five 
years liere in peace, study, and sport. 

In studies Gerry was always a bright liglit, 
and his chief dévotion was paid to English literature and composition. He 
held the positions of president of the Dramatic Club, of the baud, and vice- 
president of the Knights of the Broom. He took an active part in the orchestra 
and singing. 

Gerry was blessed with an exceptionally good musical talent. Passing 
the music hall, one could not resist stopping to listen to him play the piano. 
In Fall and early Spring he provided much in this regard to make the life 
liere more pleasant during the dull days. 

He was also an athlete of no mean abilitv and was considered one of the 
most valuable players on our senior hockey team this vear. He was also 
good at any other sport from ping pong to bail. 

We can not help but feel confident that Gerry will always persevere 
and our best wishes are with him that he may. 






D’ANTON JEN 



BERNARD MIREAULT 


Bernard est né à Edmonton. Son caractère 
tient de sa nationalité française: tranquille et sé 
rieux. Il fut toujours patient, toujours satisfait 
de ce que le collège lui offrait, et constant dans ses 
entreprises. 

A l’étude, Bernard diligemment poursuivait 
son ouvrage, et il obtint une connaissance non seu¬ 
lement de l’anglais mais aussi de sa langue fran¬ 
çaise. Ses compositions l’attestent. Surtout les 
exemples de piété et d’humilité qu’il a laissés ici nous seront pas de sitôt 
oubliés par les élèves du collège. 

On ne peut pas dire que Bernard fut une “furie” au jeu, cependant il 
fut amateur de toutes les branches de sport, faisant ainsi de sa vie un idéal 
de modération. Il avait un faible pour les timbres, et un spécimen rare ne 
manquait pas d’attirer son attention, au moins pour un temps. Il fut aussi 
notre bibliothécaire pour une année et il s’acquitta de sa charge avec fidélité. 

Nous n’avons pas de doute qu’un jour à venir Bernard sera encore un 
modèle—même de vie franciscaine. 


OLIVIER DESROCHES 


Olivier est né dans l’Ontario. Il vint dans 
l’Ouest en 1927 et passa cinq ans de sa vie à empiler 
l’argent dans une banque. C’est pourquoi sa signa¬ 
ture ressemble au secret d’une serrure de coffre- 
fort. Il vint au collège S. Antoine, à l’automne de 
1932. 

Dans sa courte carrière collégiale, son carac¬ 
tère sérieux et charitable lui fit des amis de ses 
professeurs non moins que de ses confrères. Tou¬ 
jours prêt à rendre service et de le faire au meilleur de sa connaissance. C’est 
un ami de la solitude, et il se retirait lorsque la gent écolière faisait trop de 
bruit à ses côtés. Il était aussi constant et s’acquitta toujours de ce qu’on 
lui demandait avec le plus grand soin. 

Il avait une ambition, celle de n’être pas surpassé en diligence. Il lui 
était facile de sauvegarder l’honneur de sa classe. Il remplit dignement la 
charge de secrétaire du cercle dramatique et prit part à notre première 
séance. Ses jeux favoris étaient le Tennis et le Bridge. Il possédait aussi 
un répertoire de contes et des contes que Ripley aurait volontiers inscrits 
dans sa collection. Sa souplesse lui permettait d’ailleurs d’être de tous les 
genres d’amusements encouragés au collège. 

Parti pour le noviciat avant le temps et en pèlerin nous montre qu’il ne 
sera jamais en retard sur la voie séraphique et que le milieu où il se trou¬ 
vera n’empêchera pas son esprit de garder son calme. Nos voeux de persévé¬ 
rance l’ont accompagné. 













62 


L’ANTONIEX 


EPHEMERIDES 


Vacances—Durant les vacances, le P. Marcellin 
et le frère Gentil ont embelli notre terrain de 
jeux. Nous avons maintenant deux cours de tennis, 
un terrain de ballon de volée et un splendide 
champ de balle. 

17 sept.—Fête des Stigmates de notre Père S. 
François et entrée des élèves; il y en a 45 d’inscrits 
mais tous ne sont pas encore arrivés à cause des 
battages. 

19 sept.—Ouverture des classes. Tous se mettent 
consciencieusement au travail intellectuel. 

21 sept.—Pour chasser l’ennui des premiers 
jours et surtout lorsqu’il pleut, il n’y a rien comme 
une bonne partie de ballon au panier pour remettre 
la gaieté et la vie chez les jeunes. 

22 sept.—Le P. Marcellin nous montre un ex¬ 
cellent film parlant qui vaut bien son titre “Deli- 
cious”. 

25 sept.—Jubilé sacerdotal d’argent du R. P. 
Hyacinthe Workman, curé de notre paroisse S. 
François et ancien recteur de notre collège. Nous 
assistons à la messe solennelle à l’église parois¬ 
siale. Son Exc. Mgr O’Leary assiste au trône et 
prêche en français et en anglais. Le soir à la 
salle paroissiale, nous assistons à un concert bi¬ 
lingue donné en l’honneur du R. P. Jubilaire. 
Notre confrère Lucien Tougas lui lit l’adresse 
française. Les RR. PP. Marcellin et Alphonse font 
une tournée de vues animées pour le profit du 
collège. 

26 sept. — Grand 
congé donné par son 
Exc. Mgr O’Leary. 



exercices de notre re¬ 
traite annuelle, prê- 
chée par le R. P. 
Hyacinthe. 

Octobre 

Oct. 4 — Fête de 
notre Père S. Fran¬ 
çois. Nous finissons 
notre retraite en as¬ 
sistant à la messe 
solennelle à l’église 
paroissiale. Après la messe le R. P. prédicateur 
nous distribue des souvenirs de la retraite et de 
son jubilé. Dans l’après-midi, nous avons notre 
concours annuel de jeux. C’est un succès complet. 
Les jeux seront maintenant certainement à l’hon¬ 
neur. Un nouvel élève nous arrive, Olivier Des¬ 
roches. 

5 oct.—Les élèves sont fatigués des grands exer¬ 
cices de la veille. Le P. Ignace conduit un groupe 
aux jardins zoologiques. Le soir nous avons la 


distribution des prix du concours des jeux, pré¬ 
sidée par le R. P. Jean de Capistran, Recteur, 
et le R. P. Alphonse-Marie, préfet de discipline. 
Stephen Shiska nous revient après une absence 
d’un an. 

10 oct.—Jour de l’Action de Grâce. — Grand 
congé. 

11 oct.— Nous formons deux ligues de ballon 
au panier. Les équipes séniores sont “The Dodgers”, 
“The Wasps” et “The Cagers”. Les équipes juniores 
portent les noms de “Snails”, “Jumboes” et 
“Tigers”. 

12 oct.—La ligue juniore entre en jeu et le 
résultat est de 6-6, après une partie très mouve¬ 
mentée. Le soir les Cagers battent les Wasps après 
une partie des plus contestées. Résultat 10 à 8. 

14 oct.—“Bénédicte nives Domine”. Il neige 
tout l’avant-midi. On s’empresse de préparer la 
patinoire pour les Séniors. Elle mesure 90 pds 
par 205. 

15 oct.—Après une lutte acharnée, les Cagers 
et les Dodgers restent égaux: 17-17. 

16 oct.—Dans l’après-midi, les Dodgers repren¬ 
nent l’offensive et cette fois sont victorieux 25 
à 18. 

18 oct.—Réunion de l’Académie Anglaise. M. 
McNamara, professeur d’Anglais, inaugure le Club 
dramatique et distribue les rôles pour la comédie 
qui sera jouée en décembre. 

21 oct.—Un nouvel élève polonais, Frank Engell, 
nous arrive de Mundare. 

22 oct.—Le R. P. Clément accompagne les 
grands à une partie de Rugby, à l’université. Le 
soir, les Dodgers sont victorieux des Cagers, 17-16. 

23 oct.—Nouvelle victoire des Dodgers qui bat¬ 
tent les Wasps, 20-9. Le R. P. Recteur assiste à 
la partie et félicite les joueurs pour leur bon es¬ 
prit. 

24 oct.—Un vent impétueux renverse toutes les 
planches de notre patinoire. 

29 oct.—Les Cagers sont encore victorieux. 

30 oct.—Fête du Christ-Roi. Le soir après le 
Salut du T. S. Sacrement, on permet aux Séniors 
du ballon au panier d’assister à une représentation 
donnée à la salle paroissiale. Un nouvel élève, Mar¬ 
cel Demers, d’Edmonton, nous arrive. 

31 oct.—On commence à arroser la patinoire. 
La soirée de l’Halloween se passe paisiblement. 


Novembre 

1er nov.—Fête de la Toussaint et sortie pour 
ceux qui ont conservé leurs mérites. Election des 
officiers de la Chevalerie du balai. 

2 nov.—Jour des Morts. Lucien Tougas, élève de 
Belles-Lettres nous quitte. Dans l’après-midi, le 
R. P. Marcellin nous montre un excellent film 
parlant: “The Rainbow Trail”, l’un des chefs- 
d’œuvre de Zane Gray. (Voir page 89) 
















64 


THE ANTONIAN 


DIARY 


September 

Sept. 17th, Saturday.—45 boys are enrolled and 
more are expected. 

During our absence the campus has been renov- 
ated by Rev. Fr. Marcellin and Rev. Br. Gentil. 

We hâve new tennis courts, a volley-ball court 
and a beautiful baseball diamond. 

Sept. 19th.—Most of the boys are back to col¬ 
lege. Some of them are still coming owing to late 
threshing. 

Sept 21.—Basketball game in the afternoon. 

Sept 22nd—We hâve a talking picture to-night, 
“Delicious”, and everybody enjoyed it. It is rated 
among the best we hâve seen. 

Sept. 25th.—Silver Jubilee in the priesthood of 
Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Workman, parish priest of St. 
Francis parish and former rector of our College. 
We attend High Mass in the church at which His 
Excellency Mgr. O’Leary, Archbishop of Edmon¬ 
ton was présent. 

Sept. 26th.-—Holiday granted by His Excellency 
Mgr. O’Leary. 

Sept. 30th.—We start our annual retreat to- 
night and on account of this we hâve a half 
holiday. The retreat is preached by Rev. Father 
Hyacinth and will end on St. Francis day. 


October 

Oct. 4th.—St. Francis day. We finish our re¬ 
treat bÿ assisting at solemn High Mass in church. 
Rev.’ Father Hyacinth gave us a souvenir of his 
Silver Jubilee and of the retreat. 

In the afternoon the boys hâve the annual 
sport day. The best was a volleyball game, Boys 
vs. Fathers and Brothers with a box of apples 
at stake. The boys came out the victors. At lunch 
we partake of apples and drinks. We had many 
games including vaulting, running, jumping, bail 
throwing, relay race, tennis, ping pong, mississipi. 
Everybody enjoyed the day immensely. 

A new boy is welcomed to the college, Oliver 
Desroches. 

Oct. 5.—The boys are stifî from the exercises 
of the previous day and little is done. Rev. Father 
Ignatius takes some boys to the zoological gardens. 
In the evening we hâve distribution of prizes, 
given by Father John Capistran, Rector, and 
Father Alphonse, Prefect. 

Steven Shiska returns to college after having 
been absent for a year. 

Oct. lOth.—Thanksgiving Day. We hâve a holi¬ 
day. 

Oct. llth.—We hâve started a basketball league 
consisting of three teams: “The Dodgers”, “The 
Wasps” and “The Cagers. There are three teams 
in the league. There is also a junior league: “The 
Snails”, “The Tigers” and “The Jumboes”. 


Oct. 12th.—The Juniors start to play basket¬ 
ball and their game is very exciting, 6-6. In the 
evening the Cagers played the Wasps and Cagers 
won by 10-8. 

Oct. 14th.—We take the boards out of the 
skating shack. It snowed almost ail morning. 

Oct. 15th.—The Dodgers meet the Cagers. The 
score is a tie 17-17, after five minutes of overtime. 
It was a great game, Gérard Hague being the 
outstanding player for the Dodgers and S. Milden- 
berger for the Cagers. 

Oct. 18th.—We organized a Dramatic Club. 
Gérard Hague is President, Stephen Purcell, Vics- 
President, and Oliver Desroches, secretary. We 
start ofî with a comedy called “Oh, Adolph”. 

Oct. 21st.—Frank Engel, a new polish boy is 
welcomed to the College. 

Oct. 22nd—The boys attend a rugby game 
between the Libérais and Varsity and also part 
of the game Calgary vs. Varsity Seniors. In the 
evening the Dodgers played the Cagers and the 
Dodgers won 17-16. An excitement was caused 
when Stephen Purcell limped ofî the floor. The 
rink is gradually being erected under the super¬ 
vision of Rev. Fr. Alphonse. 

Oct. 23rd.—In the afternoon the Dodgers beat 
the Wasps, 20-9. Rev. Fr. Rector was présent at 
the game and complimented the players at the 
reading of notes. 

Oct. 25th.—There is a high wind and it trows 
down the boards of the skating rink. 

Oct. 26th—The Cagers defeat the Wasps by 
14-13. It was one of the most thrilling games in 
the league, Mildenberger starring for the Cagers 
and Stephen Shiska for the Wasps along with 
his partner Bob Gray. The game, very important 
on account of the playoffs, was fast and furious, 
the Wasps fighting to the end. 

Oct. 30th.—Feast of Christ the King. After 
Bénédiction, the senior basketball players are in- 
vited to a talking picture shown in St. Francis 
hall, by Rev. Fr. Marcellin. We receive a new 
boy from North Edmonton, Marcel Demers. 

Oct. 31st.—The boys flood the rink. For Hal- 
loween the boys receive apples and cider, and 
cverything is quiet during the night. 


November 

Nov. lst.—Feast of Ail Saints. We attend High 
Mass and in the afternoon we go out on account 
of it being merits day also. Knighthood of the 
Broom is instituted, and officers are elected. 

Nov. 2nd.—Feast of Ail Soûls. We are sorry to 
see one of the boys of Belles-Lettres missing. Lu¬ 
cien Tougas. In the afternoon, Fr. Marcellin gives 
us a good show, “The Rainbow Trail”, by Zane 
Gray. 

(See page 95) 




THE ANTONIAN 


THE KNIGHTS OF THE BROOM 


Under the auspices of Reverend Pather Al¬ 
phonse, Prefect of Discipline, and under the 
patronage of St. George, the Society of the 
“Knights of the Broom” was organized last Fall. 
The motto of the Knights is: “Age Quod Agis”. 
“Be Prepared”. 

The Knights of the Broom are men of honor 
and confidence, defenders of order and cleanliness 
in the college. They are ever ready to give their 
services, anytime and anywhere. They must not 
disdain to pick up anything which is iying around, 
such as paper, rubish, etc. 

They should fulfill their charge with care and 
promptitude, and after having finished must put 
back the brooms, dust-pans, etc., in their proper 
places. They must obey their leaders, whom they 
elect themselves, taking care to put Personal ability 
before friendship or interest. 

The 'Knights hâve spécial privilèges provided 
they do not abuse them in any manner. 

After two (2) warnings, defaulters will be de- 
prived of their privilèges. After the third warning 
they will be dismissed from the Order, as also 
will those who get only six (6) or less in conduct 
notes. 

Three officers were elected, and charged with 
the power of dismissing any Knight who did not 
do his duty. And electing another with the approv- 
al of Pather Prefect. The officers also make the 
necessary daims from Pather Rector or Prefect. 
Grand Knight 

He is to hâve an eye on everything and décidé 
when and where certain cleaning should be done. 
He is to warn any Knight who does not discharge 
his duty, or does his work badly. He is to replace 
those prevented from working. 

Knight Councillor 

He will make a nightly inspection of the college 
close the Windows, and put out the lights. 


Knight Secretary 

He is to keep the registers, inscribe the names 
of the Knights with date of admission or dismissal. 
si ! * * 


SPORTS 


Sports at St. Anthony’s hold second place, be- 
ing surpassed only by study and piety. There is 
not a thing more bénéficiai to any young man 
than sports and here one may take part in any 
game from ping pong to baseball. 

The college realizes the high value of sport 
and trains the boys here to possess fearlesness, 
self-control in ail activities, generosity in rivalry, 
modesty in victory, and courage in defeat. Above 
ail the college encourages what is called fairness 
and clean sport. 

Three good reasons why sports are held so 
high here are: First, for the sport itself. That is, 
for the lpve of the game, for the joy in it, for 
the récréation it gives to both mind and body. 
It is very healthful, and gives an outlet to ali 
the energy stored up in the body that is not used. 
It forms the body and strengthens it. 

Secondly, for the knowledge and good one may 
acquire from any branch of sport. You can learn 
something from each one and it is of some use 
soon or later. 

Thirdly, it does much to build up a fearless 
and noble character. Nowhere is a boy’s judgment, 
self control, sportmanship, and good qualities 
brought out more clearly than in some sort of a 
game. It learns a boy to hold themselves in check. 
It learns them to obey the referee and umpire 
and so lays the basis of perfect obedience. Much 
more it does too, but we must pass over that now. 

Our chief sport this year was hockey and here 
is our endeavors in this line of sport for this year. 

(See page 81) 




66 


i’ANTONIEN 


LES CHEVALIERS DU BALAI 

Devise: “Soyez prêts” 

Les chevaliers du balai sont des élèves d’hon¬ 
neur et de confiance, défenseurs de l’ordre et de 
la propreté au Collège. Partout et toujours, ils 
doivent être prêts à rendre service. 

Ils doivent donner à tous de bons exemples 
d’ordre, de régularité et de propreté. 

Officiers: Grand Chevalier, S. Purcell; Cheva¬ 
lier-conseiller, G. Hague; Chevalier-secrétaire, S. 
Mildenberger. 

Chevaliers: B. Mireault, A. Burke, C. Seiferling, 
J. Sébastian, P. Casey, A. Beausoleil, A. Boucher, 
L. Thomas, G. EU, S. Shiska, A. Kolodychuk, P. 
Gilker, À. Seiferling, J. Wenig. 


CONCOURS DE JEUX 

“Mens sana in corpore sano” 


demandé du P. Alphonse, préfet de discipline, on 
organisa une ligue de baUon au panier. Les trois 
équipes séniores sont les “Wasps”, capitaine, S. 
Shiska; les “Cagers”, cap. S. Mildenberger; les 
“Dodgers”, ca. G. Hague. Les juniors formèrent 
aussi une ligue composée de trois équipes: les 
“Tïgers”; les “Snails”; et les “Jumboes”. 

Tous montrèrent beaucoup d’intérêt au jeu, et 
l’on joua avec entrain et bonne entente. 

Alphonse BeausoleU fut le gérant des deux 
ligues, et O. Desroches enrégistra les points. 

Après une série de parties très passionnantes, 
les Cagers remportèrent le championnat dans la 
division séniore, et les Tigers dans la division 
juniore. 

Voici les noms de ceux qui ont fait le plus de 
points : 

Ligue séniore: S. Purcell 39, S. Mildenberger 37. 

Cagers: S. Mildenberger 37. 

Dodgers: S. Purcell 39. 

Wasps: S. Shiska 29. 

Ligue juniore: F. Kimmerly 27, A. Seiferling 26. 

Tigers: F. Kimmerly 27. 

Snails: H. McDonald 20. 

Jumboes: P. Seiferling 17. 


Le 4 octobre fête de N. P. S. François eut lieu 
le grand concours annuel de jeux. Tous les con¬ 
currents montrèrent beaucoup d’entrain. 

Le concours s’ouvrit par un tournoi de ballon 
de volée entre religieux et élèves. Naturellement 
les élèves plus habitués au jeu remportèrent la 
palme mais seulement après une partie fort con¬ 
testée. 

Au saut à la perche, Lucien Tougas fut aisément 
premier, en exécutant avec aise un saut de 8.10 
pcs. Gérard Hague se classa second avec une dif¬ 
férence dé quelques pouces. Stephen Purcell, 
“L’homme aux grandes jambes” sauta aisément 
5.3 pcs., sans toucher la corde et se classa premier 
dans le saut en hauteur. W. Van O’erle arriva 
second. Dans la course de 100 vgs. A. Beausoleil 
file comme un trait. 



LIGUE DE BALLON AU PANIER 


LIGUE ÎNTERCOLLEGIALE DE GOURET 

Notre ligue intercollégiale de gouret est formée 
de quatre équipes, Juniorat St-Jean CPP. Oblats), 
Collège des Pères Jésuites, “Normal School”, et 
notre Collège Séraphique. Les officiers de notre 
Collège sont les suivants: 

Gérant: R. P. Ignace-Marie Benoît, O.F.M. 

Entraîneur: M. C. J. McNamara. 

Capitaine : Alphonse Beausoleil. 

Arbitres: B. Mireault et R. Gray. 

Enrégistreur de points: O. Desroches. 

Juge des buts: Fr. Gilker. 


* * * 


ACADÉMIE ANGLAISE 


Le 18 octobre, M. C. J. McNamara, professeur 
d’anglais, réunit les deux classes supérieures en 
vue d’organiser pour cette année le cercle dra¬ 
matique. La proposition fut reçue avec enthousias¬ 
me et on procéda à l’élection des officiers. 

Président honoraire: R. P. Jean de Capistran, 
Recteur. 

Directeur: C. J. McNamara. 

Président : G. Hague. 

Vice-président: Stephen Purcell. 

Secrétaire: Olivier Desroches. 


L’automne dernier, vu la mauvaise température. Ensuite l’on fit choix d’une comédie que l’on 

il fut presqu’impossible de jouer à la balle au camp, joua en décembre. 

et il fallut se résigner aux jeux intérieurs. A la (Voir page 71) 




THE ANTONIAN 


67 


DRAMATIC CLUB 


The Dramatic Club was formed early last Fall, 
with the purpose of presenting concerts, plays, and 
the like. The club was to possess its officers and 
committee. Membership was open to ail who had 
fairly good marks for both studles and conduct. 

By nomination Gérard Hague was chosen 
President, Stephen Purcell as Vice-President and 
Oliver Desroches as Secretary. 

The officiais later at a meeting on November 
4th elected a committee consisting of Alphonse 
Beausoleil, William Van Oerle and George Eli. At 
another meeting on November the fourth there 
were certain characters changed in the play “Now 
Adolph”, then being prepared, and certain hours 
set for practice. 

The club put on two plays this year and both 
were great successes, “Now Adolph” and the 
“Victim of the Seal of Confession.” To the care 
and directing of Mr. Charles McNamara, we at- 
tribute much of this success, and to Father Al¬ 
phonse for the work of the stage and the make- 
up. 

Members : Sébastian Mildenberger, Raymond 
Crévolin, Arthur Burke, Bernard Mireault, William 
Van Oerle, Steven Shiska, Joseph McNeil, Frank 
Gilker, Alphonse Beausoleil and George Eli. 

“NOW ADOLPH” 

This laughable farce was chosen by the boys as 
their first production. After much diligent practice 
and directing it was ready for its play and the 
club’s first public appearance on December 14. 
Later it was also acted at Calder and at the Sacred 
Heart parish hall, where it achieved ^the "same 
success that enjoyed at its first showing. 

THE CAST 

Stephen Purcell.Krausemiljer 

Gérard Hague.Riemensçhneider 

Oliver Desroches.Warren Thomas 

Joseph McNeil.Mary Lawrence 

Bernard Mireault.Miss Nina, Clock 

Raymond Crévolin.Miss Ada .Clock 

Frank Gilker.Willy Klotzbàtch 

Sébastian Mildenberger.“Spud” Andrews 

Arthur Burke.Mr. Scroggs 

Steven Shiska.Wellington Mathews 

At each showing the full halls echoed and re- 
echoed with bursts of laughter. Purcell and Hagiie, 
pardon me, I mean Krausemiller and Reimen- 
schneider, were the chief causes for most of the 
humor. Reimenschneider’s speech was received 
with applause. Krausemiller dictating his letters 
almost brought down the house. Then we hâve 
their telephoning, but that is too funny for words. 

Ail the heart’s throbs were provided by the hero 
and heroine, Warren Thomas and Mary Lawrence. 


These two major actors were very well in their 
parts. They seemed to hâve luck till the end. Of 
course virtue always triumphe, and they succeeded 
in the end. 

Next came the crooked banker Mr. Scroggs 
and his villanous partner, Wellington Mathews. 
These two bad men did ail the plotting and schem- 
ing to make the people in the halls wait for the 
action. Mr. Scroggs threw in a nasal twang. to 
make the big crime seem more horrible than eyçr. 

Now we must mention the fair damsels, Ada 
and Nina Clock. As you see here their namfes 
Sound like a time piece. These two parts wtefe 
acted beautifully and it was hard to see through 
the disguise of the boys taking these parts. 

Then we hâve the bold bad burglar, Spud. This 
bad man kept the audience’s heart in their mouths 
for most of the robbery scene. Many almost faintéd 
when the hero came out of the dark and said 
“Hands up!” Yes, ’twas very thrilling indeed. 

And lastly we hâve our smart young office boy, 
Willy Klotzbàtch. When he first came in he asked 
if anyone was looking for a smart, nice, neat, 
energetic, well cultured, and refined young man? 
The answer was “Yes”, do you know where we 
could find one?” He was chiefly noted for “Dot’s 
I’m” and spoiling other peoples fun. 

Mr. McNamara directed the play. Father Al¬ 
phonse the make-ups. And Alphonse Beausoleil 
had charge of the stage and curtains. 


THE VÏCTIM OF THE SEAL OF CONFESSION 
CAST 


J. Hague .Father Remillard 

S. Purcell .James, the servant 

S. Mildenberger Priest’s father 

G. Eli.E. Losere, sacristan 

B. Mifeault Mr. Blanchard 

J. McNeil .Pierre Blanchard 

A. Bohcher .Mayor of St. Vie. 

F. Gilker.Doctor Roy 

A. Kolodychuk.Innkeeper 

A. Beausoleil .Jailer 

Anton Seiferling .Pierre’s servant 

Officers 
.Judge 

A. Bürke, 

Counsel for the defence Mr. Nivelle 

S. Shiska .Public Prosecutor 

R. Gray.Court Clerk 

J. Lototski, P. Casey, 

G. Beix, F. Engel, 

L. Thomas, F. Kimmerly 

H. McDonald 

C. Sieferling Warden 



J. Sébastian . 

J. Wenig .| 

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The play opens with a scene at Father Remil- 
lard’s home. His father visits him. Father Remillard 
counts the money received for St. Joseph Guild. 
In the mean time the sacristan cornes and sees 
the money. Mr. Blanchard takes the money and 
is murdered by the sacristan who confesses his 
crime to Father Remillard. 

In the act two the scene changes to the inn, 
The Golden Rose, where we see the anti-clerical 
party, including the mayor, Pierre the innkeeper, 
officers and others. They denounce ail religion, 
only Doctor Roy standing up for fairness and 
justice. The scene ends dramatically with the party 
going over to investigate the monastery where Mr. 
Blanchard has been murdered. Then we hâve the 
most important scene, the trial. The solemn judge 
adds dignity to the case. The prosecutor’s scorn, 
carcasm, bigotry, hatred and denunciations con- 
tracted with Mr. Nivelle’s plea, for truth and 
justice, as he pointed out how the evidence was 
only circumstantial and proved Father Remillard’s 


innocence. The priest’s father on the witness stand 
made a very touching impression. Father Laro- 
chelle clearly pointed out how a priest was bound 
by the seal of confession. The climax was reached 
when the judge pronounced Father Remillard 
“guilty” and sentenced him to life imprisonment. 

The last act takes us to the prison at Marseilles 
and shows Father Remillard after five years of 
patient sufïering. The cruel jailor adds to his 
tribulations. However a new jailor takes the posi¬ 
tion and is found to be the faithful James, bring- 
ing a chalice and the Bishop’s permission to say 
Mass in the prison. 

The warden and Mr. Nivelle bring news that 
Eugène Losère has confessed his crime publicly 
and that now the Father is free. Losère himself 
appears and tells how he has continually suffered 
from remorse. He is forgiven by the priest, and 
the priest’s father who has corne to see his son, 
and whose belief in his son’s innocence is now 
confirmed. Thus the play ends. 






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this section of this book and to meet and help ail tbose who are, 
indirectly, our friends and benefactors, and see to it that, as you 
help us, you help them. 

Remember, especially coLege boys and benefactors, to always 
patronize our advertisers whose names are here listed. We assure 
you that ail these firms are ail of good repute and quality, and we 
assure you that any dealings you hâve through them will be most 
satisfactory to you. 

To our advertisers we wish to express our sincerest apprécia¬ 
tions, for their kindness and generosity to help us to make the publi¬ 
cation of this book possible. They hâve done much for us in this 
regard and we hope that through this book and advertisements they 
will be repaid much. 

Gratefullv, 


ST. ANTHONY’S COLLEGE. 



h’ANTONIKN 


71 


ACADÉMIE 

Stctibitcjs bramatiqucs et musicales 


CERCLE MUSICAL 

Le 22 novembre, fête de Ste-Cécile, patronne 
des musiciens, le R. P. Recteur réunit tous ceux 
qui désirèrent faire partie de la fanfare ou de l’or¬ 
chestre. On donna le programme que l’on se pro¬ 
posa de remplir cette année, et l’on choisit les 
officiers suivants: 

Directeur: le R. P. Recteur. 

Président: Gérard Hague. 

Vice-président: Stephen Purcell. 

Secrétaire: Stephen Shiska. 

Trésoriers: S. Mildenberger et Arthur Burke. 

L’on distribua ensuite les instruments de fan¬ 
fare. Tous se mettent au travail avec ardeur pour 
perfectionner notre fanfare et notre orchestre. 

Dernièrement à la demande de M. Jenvrin, 
consul de France à Edmonton, le R. P. Recteur 
accepta de prêter le concours des élèves pour 
l’heure française à la radio du journal d’Ed¬ 
monton. 

LE CLUB DRAMATIQUE 

Le club dramatique français sous le patronage 
du R. P. Alphonse est en vogue depuis longtemps 
à notre collège. Dans chacune de nos séances de 
l’académie nous avons eu des déclamations et des 
chants français, mais malheureusement à cause du 
manque d’élèves français il avait été impossible 
jusqu’ici de représenter des pièces françaises. 

Enfin grâce à l’agrandissement de notre insti¬ 
tution et au nombre croissant d’élèves nous avons 
pu jouer notre première pièce française avec le 
concours de quelques étudiants de langue anglaise. 


Grâce au dévouement du R. P. Alphonse et aux 
efforts des acteurs nous avons pu le 2 avril dernier 
jouer en public notre première comédie en deux 
actes intitulée “Les Brigands Invisibles”. Cette 
pièce eut un grand succès à Edmonton Nord. Un 
choeur de jeunes soprani sous l’habile direction du 
R. P. Jean de Capistran sut égayer tout le monde 
par des chants canadiens durant les entr’actes. 


'académie qui ont pri : 


Directeur 

Mouflon 

Larigot 

Braconeau 

Jéroboam 

Gustave 

Tremblotin 

Verbal 


R. P. Alphonse 
...Alphonse Beausoleil 
Richard Gaumont 
Aimé Boucher 

.Stephen Purcell 

Bernard Mireault 

.Raymond Crévolin 

...Oliver Desroches 
Louis Thomas 
| Noël Foisy 
" | Arthur Burke 
I Sebastien Mildenberger 


Ceci se passait au temps de la révolution Fran¬ 
çaise. Le petit Larigot ayant cette mauvaise ha¬ 
bitude d’écouter aux portes avait surpris un bout 
de conversation tenue par les deux voyageurs: 
Jéroboam et Gustave. Mais il avait mal compris 
et fit faire beaucoup de démarches inutiles. Il nous 
conyient de féliciter les acteurs qui ont rempli 
leurs rôles avec grand succès. Le Juif Jéroboam, 










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représenté par Stephen Purcell et l’aubergiste par 
Alphonse Beausoleil, méritent des félicitations spé¬ 
ciales. Les applaudissements, à leur endroit en sont 
un brillant témoignage. Leur naturel et leur mi¬ 
mique atteignaient presque la perfection. Le petit 
Larigot représenté par Richard Gaumont, âgé de 
12 ans à peine, a joué son rôle d’écouter aux por¬ 
tes, avec merveille. Tremblotin, personnifié par 
Raymond Crévolin et Braconneau par Aimé Bou¬ 
cher réussirent à dominer leur bravoure naturelle: 
ce qui leur permit de remplir parfaitement bien 
leurs rôles. Cette qualité toutefois devait se ren¬ 
contrer chez Gustave, personnage représenté par 
Bernard Mireault. 

Ces pièces contribuent excellemment au dé¬ 
veloppement de l’art oratoire chez l’élève et lui 
apprennent en même temps comment faire face 
à un auditoire et à capter son intérêt. Aussi elles 
sont considérées comme un complément à l’éduca¬ 
tion classique. 


ACTIVITES DRAMATIQUES ET MUSICALES 

Comme nous l’avons relaté dans notre dernier 
numéro, notre cercle académique joua une intéres¬ 
sante' comédie anglaise “Now Adolph”. Au début 
de ce trimestre on nous a demandé deux autres 
représentations, à Calder et à la paroisse du Sacré- 
Coeur. Ce fut toujours avec le même succès. La 
section de notre cercle a décidé de reproduire, à la 
fin de mai, le splendide drame intitulé “Une vic¬ 
time du secret de la confession” par le P. Kensel. 

Maintenant c’est le tour de la section fran¬ 
çaise. Dimanche soir, le deux avril, nos élèves 
donnaient une séance exclusivement française pour 
nos bienfaiteurs et amis de langue française, sous 
la direction du R. P. Alphonse, préfet. Nos élèves 
ont interprété avec succès la comédie “Les brigands 
invisibles” par Bouly de Lesdain. Durant les en- 
tr’actes, il y eut musique par l’orchestre du collège 
et chants canadiens par quatre de nos benjamins. 
La salle S. François était comble et les spectateurs 
n’ont pas ménagé leurs applaudissements à nos 
jeunes artistes. Us sont retournés chez eux en¬ 
chantés de la soirée qui leur a rappelé les beaux 
jours du vieux Québec français. 

Le mardi-gras au soir, notre cercle musical, 
sous la direction du R. P. Jean de Capistran, 
recteur, donnait son concert à la radio. Le pro¬ 
gramme se composait exclusivement de chants re¬ 
ligieux et canadiens. On y admira les choeurs et 
l’orchestre composée uniquement d’élèves du col¬ 
lège. Etienne Shiska, élève de Belles-Lettres, ac¬ 
compagnait au piano. Et plus d’une maman eut 
larme à l’oeil quand le petit Richard Gaumont 
chanta “Tu m’as voulu, François”. “L’Alverne”, 
chanté par le P. Engelbert fut très apprécié. Les 
Séraphiques durent préparer ce concert à force 
d’effort et de patience, car plusieurs d’entre eux 
ne sont pas de langue française. Us furent heu¬ 
reux d’offrir ce concert français à M. P. Jenvrin, 
consul français à Edmonton. Ce premier essai fut 
hautement encouragé. Les élèves sont bien re¬ 


connaissants aux personnes de Bonnyville, Atha- 
basca, Lamoureux, Picardville et Vancouver, etc., 
qui ont daigné leur envoyer des lettres d’encoura¬ 
gement et de félicitations. 


ACTIVITES SPORTIVES 

L’importance des sports et de la culture physi¬ 
que dans nos séminaires ne peut être mise en 
doute. Loin d’être un idéal païen, l’axiome “Mens 
sana in corpore sano” est un complément néces¬ 
saire de l’éducation spirituelle et intellectuelle, elle 
fait donc partie de l’idéal chrétien, sacerdotal et 
franciscain. Sans parler d’une vie plus longue et 
plus efficace au service du Divin maître, il y a 
un autre argument pratique. II est très sage de 
procurer à nos étudiants les sports, dont ils ont 
besoin pour leur formation physique; par ce moyen 
on évite les soins des hôpitaux et des médecins et 
l’on sauve de l’argent. Et ici il ne suffit pas de 
permettre à nos élèves de jouer en un endroit 
quelconque; le terrain de jeu et le gymnase doivent 
être attrayants, hygiéniques et assez spacieux pour 
permettre à tous de prendre part aux exercices 
physiques. L’argent investi dans un terrain de jeu 
et un gymnase nous est remboursé avec intérêt. 
Comme résultat les élèves sont pleins de santé et 
de force, étudient avec plus d’ardeur et surtout 
le bon esprit et la morale y ont tout à gagner; 
car comme le disait un grand écrivain, éducateur 
français: Le collège où on ne joue pas devient une 
école de vices au lieu d’être un foyer intellectuel 
et moral”. 

(Franciscan Educational Conférence, 1932-33) 

LIGUE INTERCOLLEGIALE DE GOURET 
1932-33 

Déc. 10—C.S.A. à Normal School, C.S.A. gagne 10-1. 
Déc. 13—C.S.A. - Collège Jésuite, C.S.A. gagne 5-3. 
Déc. 18—N.-Edmonton à C.S.A., C.S.A. gagne 5-1. 
Jan. 8—AU Stars à C.S.A., C.S.A. gagne 6-1. 

Jan. 14—Normal School à C.S.A., C.S.A. gagne 9-1. 
Jan. 22—Collège Jésuite à C.S.A., C.S.A. gagne 3-2. 
Jan. 25—C.S.A. au collège Oblat, Oblats gagne 10-1. 
Jan. 28—C.S.A. à Normal School, C.S.A. gagne 12-2. 
Jan. 29—Ail Stars à C.S.A., C.S.A. gagne 8-1. 

Fév. 4—Normal School à C.S.A., C.S.A. gagne 7-0. 
Fév. 8—Oblats à C.S.A., Oblats gagne 4-2. 

Fév. 11—Millionnaires à C.S.A., C.S.A. gagne 7-4. 
Fév. 12—C.S.A. â Jésuites, C.S.A. gagne 2-0. 

Fév. 15—C.S.A. à Oblats, Oblats gagne 5-3. 

Fév. 19—Jésuites au C.S.A., C.S.A. gagne 2-0. 
Fév. 22—Oblats au C.S.A., Oblats gagne 8-4. 

Fév. 23—Professeurs au C.S.A., C.S.A. gagne 7-2. 
Mars 8—Professeurs au C.S.A., C.S.A. gagne 9-0. 

Total des parties .18 

Victoires .14 

Défaites . 4 

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HUMOR 


“OTTR BRIGHT BOYS” 

S. Purcell. Very tall. Reads much to see if 
he will turn into a book-worm. 

G. Hague. Very small. Drank a bottle of mu- 
cillage and sure was stuck up. 

B. Mireault. Very quiet. Wants to know when 
the American border will pay rent. 

A. Beausoleil. Very aloof. Sleeps on his back 
so he can’t break his arm trying to pat it. 

W. Van Oerle. Very sure. Thinks that Roman 
candies are made in Rome. 

R. Crevolin. Very dreamy. Says that at présent 
business for the undertakers is dead. 

A. Burke. Very wise. Got dimples by sleeping on 
collar buttons. 

S. Mildenberger. Very hefty. Thinks he sings 
like John McCormack, because the words are the 
same. 

S. Shiska. Very musical. Thinks he is a musician 
because his grandfather could fiddle with his 
whiskers. 

A. Boucher. Very plumb. At lunch-time he 
stands at the doors of the refectory, with a piece 
of bread in his hand, waiting for the jam to go by. 

R. Gray. Very industrious. Made a suggestion 
to buy another basketball instead of having two 
teams fight for one bail. 

C. Seiferling. Very poetic. Says it is a good thing 
that alphabet soup is not made up of the Greek 
alphabet, or else ail would hâve indigestion. 

A. Seiferling. Very short. Thinks the ‘Saturday 
Evening Post’ is a place that you hitch your horse 
onto. 

Alex. Kolodychuk^ Very important. Does not like 
to eat as he says it' spoils his appetitc. 

O. Desroches. Very generous. Is like a fiddle. 
Always stringing us. 

J. McNeil. Very thin. Is a tragédie and comic 
actor. Comic in tragedy and tragic in comedy. 

P. Casey. Very willing. Says that the reason 
most boarding houses advertise ‘Running water in 
each room’ is because there is a spring in the bed. 

P. Gilker. Very witty. Says the reason why the 
girafïe’s neck is so long is because its head is so 
far away from its body. 

J. Sébastian. Very strong. Says that the speed 
laws in South America are about 30 révolutions 
per minute. 

G. EU. Very studious. Says that the word 
‘Money’ is obsolète. It is no longer in use. 

‘Scotty’. Very tight. Formed a society to sup- 
press ali these jokes about the Scotch, but it failed 
on account of lack of funds. 

F. Kimmerly. Very talkative. Says that when 
we promulgate our esoteric cogitations we should 
eschew ail conglomérations of redundancy, verb- 
osity, and platitudinous ponderosity, as it will make 
our harangues inscrutable; and above ail, not to 
use big words. 


What fools these mortals be. 

Shakespeare. 

Teacher: Correct this sentence. ‘It was me that 
broke the window’. 

Student: It wasn’t' me that broke the window. 


Gerry (In front of a looking-glass) : You know, 
I hâve a terrible case of vanity. I just stand in 
front of a glass and admire my good looks. 

Steve: That isn’t vanity. That’s imagination. 


lst Roomer: Y’up. 
2nd Roomer: Yup. 


Greek teacher: Give me a sentence with the 
word ‘Euripidees’ in it. 

Bernard: If ‘Euripidees’ pants you will hâve 
to sew them. 


Junior: What’s the score? 

Senior: Nothing to Nothing. 

Junior: Pretty good hockey game? 
Senior: Don’t know. Hasn’t started yet. 


Chemistry Teacher: Tomorrow I will take 

arsenic- 

Class: Hurrah! 


Crev: Haven’t I seen your face somewhere be- 
fore? 

Alex: I wouldn’t be surprised. This isn’t the 
first time I’ve had it out. 


Clemens: Do you think really that ‘Ignorance 
is bliss? 

Anton: Well, you seem to be happy. 


Mother: Did you behave in school today? 
Harry: I did. I heard the teacher say to Father 
Rector that he never saw a child behave so. 


Teacher: Johnny, you missed my class yester- 
day, didn’t you? 

Johnny: Oh no, not in the least, not at ail. 


Jack (Looking at a big oak tree) : So just a 
little nut started this giant tree here! 

Joe: Yes, my grandfather planted it years ago. 


History Teacher: What became of the Czar of 
Russia? 

Pupil: A peasant shot him. 

Voice: Served him right. 


Bob: I had my picture taken yesterday. 
Bouch: Gee, why would anybody wish to take 

that ! _ 

lst Student: When is a microbe not a microbe? 
2nd Student: Don’t bacilli. 


















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75 


THE COLLEGE BADGE 


As a token of the fraternity which exists among the students of so many dif¬ 
ferent races and tongues St. Anthony’s College has adopted a motto and a badge. The 
motto is: “In Fide et Caritate”, “In Falth and in Charity”. 

The badge bears the colors of the Franciscan Order: Brown as a Friar’s Gown 
and White as snow. These colors throw their symbolic shades on the flag, the College 
initiais, and we hope over the soûls of the young one whom they protect. 


THE ANTONIAN 


St. Anthony’s Tidings changed it’s name, it is now called “The Antonian”. It 
is a quarterly periodical of St. Anthony’s College. We wish our friends and benefactors 
to know a little more about the good work, to which they give such a generous con¬ 
tribution. This periodical tells of ail activities, events and general interests of the collège. 

The Antonian is not published solely for the présent members and benefactors 
of the College, but it is especially dedicated and sent out to those teachers and boys 
who were once here among us and who lived with us at the College. 

Many came to the College; and many answered God’s call in many different 
phrases and stations of life. Yet, to those who were once with us, the “Antonian” will 
bring back the memories of the good old college days. The “Antonian” gives the hap¬ 
penings and events and ail that goes on in St. Anthony’s College. Who cornes and wfio 
leaves, and everything in which you, kind friends and benefactors, are interested. ,, 


















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THE ANTONIAN 


TRACK AND FIELD DAY 


St. Francis’ feast was the occasion of our annual sports day. The events were 
run off in great style and the compétition was keen throughout. In the Senior divison 
especially the rivalry was at fever pitch. 

Lucien Tougas came through in good form to win the pole-vault. Gérard Hague 
placed second in this event. In the high jump, as was expected, elongated Stephen Purcell 
took the honors. He cleared 5 feet 2 inches with ease. Second in this event was William 
Van Oerle. 

In the 100 yeards dash Alphonse Beausoleil ran a beautiful race to win with 
yards to spare. His nearest rival was Alex Kolodychuk. The 400 métré relay proved to 
be the feature of the day. Two teams were entered for this event. It was won by team A, 
which consisted of Purcell, Mildenberger, Tougas, and Kolodychuk. It was nip and 
tuck ail the way until in the last stretch Steve Purcell with his long strides managed 
to edge in front of his shorter rival. 

In the baseball throw Lucien Tougas upset ail calculations to win easily. Steve 
Purcell was second in this feature. Lucien Tougas also won the Ping Pong tournament. 

In the Intermediate division Bernard Mireault won the pole-vault with Rosaire 
Morneau a good second. The high jump was also very close. It turned out to be a duel 
between Clemens Seiferling and Joseph McNeil. It was won by the former but only 
after much courageous trying. 

In the 100 yards dash Frank Gilker ran true to form to win with Clemens 
Seiferling second. John Lototski won the baseball throw but was followed closely by 
Alfred Potvin. In the Ping Pong tournament, Frank Gilker, who is no mean player, 
easily won the crown. 

The Junior division gave some of the best performances of the day. The young- 
sters were fighting tooth and nail. Eugene Bruyere won the pole-vault with Peter Seifer¬ 
ling second, Jack McCafïerty provided the surprise in the high jump by defeating 
Camille Verrier. 

Anton Seiferling ran a splendid race to cop the 100 yards dash. Gilbert McDonald 
ran a good second. Richard Gaumont, our midget, was crowned Mississippi champion 
and the college is too small for him now. The Ping Pong tournament in this division 
turned out to be a family afïair. Anton Seiferling had some very stiff opposition from 
his younger brother Peter, but he was finally declared winner. 

The professors had challenged the boys to a volleyball game and match. The 
foi-mer, on account of their lack of practice, were beaten, but only after a very tierce 
argument. - 


G. H. 





THE ANTONIAN 


77 


MUSIC 


BAND 


On November 22, 1932, Father Rector called the flrst meeting of the band for 
the purpose of organizing themselves for the coming year. It was decided to hâve four 
positions: president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. These were to be entrusted 
the care of the band and to see to it that ail went smooth. 

In detail the president was to hâve full charge of the band if the director was 
not présent. The vice-president was to help the president in ail things. The secretary 
to keep the minutes, notes of the band writing, names and instruments of players, and 
hâve charge of the music books. The treasurer to hâve charge of ail the financiel affairs. 

Hours for the practice were left free to the members; but on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays practise was obligatory. The band did not play in public this year due to 
many reasons. However its place was taken up by a small orchestra. 

As there were two boys tied for the position of treasurer, it was decided to hâve 
them both hâve office. The élections resulted as follows: 

Hon. Près. Director, Father Rector Vice-President, Stephen Purcell 

President, Gérard Hague Treasurer, A. Mildenberger 

Secretary, Steven Shiska “ A. Burke 

Those in the band and instruments are: 

Purcell, Base 
Jerry H., Baritone 
Alphonse B., Drums 
Anton S., Drums 
Sebat. M., French Horn 
O. Desroches, Trombone 
H. McCullough, Alto 
A. Boucher, Saxophone 
Alex. Kolodychuk, Saxophone 






1.—Teachers and pupils.—Professeurs et élèves, 1933. 

2.—Senior Hockey Team.—Equipe séniore de gouret, 1933. 3.—Musiciens.—Musicians. 





















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79 


TALKING PICTURE 


Among the many gifts and favors one enjoys here none is much more appre- 
ciated then the talking pictures we hâve here run by Father Marcellin. We hâve regular 
pictures every month and those on the roll of honor go out to the hall also, then the 
Rhetoric class has the privilège of seeing a picture every two weeks. 

Only the best of films will suit the good taste of Rev. Father Rector and so 
we do not fear to hâve some uninteresting show or something offensive. Father Marcel- 
lin’s chief hobby is taking the whole talking machine apart now and then. But the funny 
part about it is that he can put it back together again and still make it run after. 

It is a very safe bet to say that there is hardly another college in Western 
Canada that can boast a fact as this. Among some of the outstanding shows of this 
year are: Ben Hur, Shanghai Express, Tell England, Broken Lullaby, This Reckless Age, 
and many others that were shown to us. 

The boys here wish to express their kind thanks for this great favor to first 
of ail, Father Marcellin who has spent so much time to make us happy, then to Father 
Rector who has given us the privilège of seeing these shows and also to the Fathers 
who exempt us from the 8 o’clock study when we see these pictures. 


* * * 


CJCA BROADCAST 


On Tuesday February 28, the Franciscan Club, under the direction of Rev. Father 
John de Capistran, Rector of the College, broadcasted a very pleasing program over the 
local City air station CJCA. It consisted of religious and French-Canadian songs. It 
was over the French weekly half hour. 

It was highly successful, ail our French speaking benefactors to whom it was 
dedicated enjoyed it immensely. The college orchestra added a touch of music to the 
affair. Richard Gaumont sang beautifully his solo and it made a very touching effect 
on ail who heard the words “Tu m’as voulu, François”. Our quartet was just as successful 
with their part in the “Eglise sur la Mer du Monde”. Father Englebert sang a solo also 
in fine tune, “L’Alverne”. 

The “Angélus” was beautiful and one could almost hear the bells ring. 
Then the young boys with their “Pot-pourri” made the best showing of the night. Steven 
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SPORTS 


The Inter-Collegiate League 

This year saw the formation of the Inter- 
Collegiate league, composed of Jesuit College, 
Normal School, St. John’s College, and St. An- 
thony’s. The league was a success and provided 
many thrilling games throughout the season. St. 
John’s and St. Anthony’s were neck and neck for 
the flrst place with finally the Oblate boys retain- 
ed. 

The flnals saw St. Anthony’s trying to overturn 
the St. John’s, but were unsuccessful and once 
again the Johnians captured the title. Although 
the scores for the flnals seem one sided, yet the 
games were keenly contested and it was hard to 
guess who would corne out on top. 

This league was formed mostly through the 
efforts of the Jesuit College. Our captain this year 
was Alphonse Beausoleil again. The players and 
the games are here now listed: 

Coach: R. P. Ignatius, O.P.M.; 

Manager: Mr. C. McNamara; 

Captain : Alphonse Beausoleil. 

Alphonse Beausoleil: Goalkeeper and captain. 
Considered the best in the league. Can stop any- 
thing from anywhere and is never drawn out of 
his goal. 

Sébastian Mildenberger: Hard hitting defence 
man. Is fast, has a wicked shot, and body check. 
Also bad man. 

Aimé Boucher: Defence. Pretty smaU but good. 
Back checks and will be a valuable addition to 
the team next.year. 

Gérard Hague: Centre. The smallest and the 
team’s best all-around player. Does anything per- 
fectly from shooting to checking. Lead in season’s 
scoring. 

Stephen Purcell: Left-wing. A shifty winger 
and a dangerous rusher. Possessed a terrifie shot, 
and is second in scoring. 

Steven Shiska: Right-winger. Nice stick-hand- 
ler and has a feared hook-check. Always trying 
to pick the corner. Leads in assists. 

Arthur Burke: Right wing. Second line. Irish. 
Enough said. 

Clemens Seiferling: Left wing. Good little play¬ 
er and a wonderful back-checker. 

Anton Seiferling: Center. Very small but can 
place passes to anyone at any position on the ice. 

Lucien Tougas: Center. A tricky stick-handler 
and has a beautiful shot when close in around a 
goal. 

SCHEDULE 

Dec. 10—Brownies at Normal School: Brownies 
won 10-1. 

Dec. 13—Brownies at Jesuits: Brownies won 5-3. 

Dec. 18—N. Edmonton at Brownies: Brownies 
won 5-1. 


Jan. 8—Ail Stars at Brownies: Brownies won 
6-1. 

Jan. 14—Normal School at Brownies: Brownies 
won 9-1. 

Jan. 22—Jesuits at Brownies: Brownies won 3-2. 

Jan. 25—Brownies at Oblates: Oblates won 10-1. 

Jan. 28—Brownies at Normal School: Brownies 
won 12-2. 

Jan. 29—Ali Stars at Brownies: Brownies won 
7-1. 

Feb. 4—Normal School at Brownies: Brownies 
won 7-0. 

Peb. 8—Oblates at Brownies: Oblates won 4-2. 

Feb. 11—Millionaires at Brownies: Brownies 
won 7-4. 

Peb. 12—Brownies at Jesuits: Brownies won 2-0. 

Feb. 15—Brownies at Oblates: Oblates won 5-3. 

Peb. 19—Jesuits at Brownies: Brownies won 2-0. 

Peb. 22—Oblates at Brownies: Oblates won 8-4. 

Feb. 23—Our Teachers at Brownies: Brownies 
won 7-2. 

Mar. 8—Pathers at Brownies: Brownies won 9-0. 

Total of games 18; Victories 14; Lost 4. 

THE PLAYOFFS 

St. Anthony’s met defeat in the first of the 
three games playoff with St. John’s College. The 
game was bitterly contested, both teams giving 
ail they had. The final score was 5-2. The Blue 
and White sextet showed a marked superiority 
in backchecking and combination plays, but were 
given plenty of opposition by the Franciscans. 

Purcell scored the first goal and Hague made 
it two on a pass from Shiska, but the Antonians 
could not stand the furious scoring onslaught of 
the Oblates in the second and third period. The 
defence played a very steady game, but it was 
through lack of sufficient backchecking that the 
Brown and White were defeated. A. Beausoleil 
gave a sensational display of net minding and sav- 
ed the struggling Franciscans from a worst trim- 
ming. 

Second Game 

The Antonians lost the playofïs, being defeated 
in the second game with the Oblates to the score 
of 8-4. The boys were working hard to stay in 
the running but were outplayed in the last period. 

In the first period the St. John’s boys counted 
two goals to the Brownies’ one. In the second period 
things began to liven up when St. Anthony’s even- 
ed the score. But the pace was too fast and the 
Blue and White rolled up a commanding lead. 
When the third period began, the Franciscan were 
trailing 5-2 but came back strong to score two 
goals. The boys then gave ail they had to try to 
equalize the score, but the St. John aggregation 
took no more chances and cinched the game with 
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Purcell, Hague, Tougas, and Shiska were the 
point getters for St. Anthony’s. Beausoleil played 
his usual steady game in goal and was called upon 
to make numerous wonderful saves. Mildenberger, 
the Brownies’ defence star, sufïered a severe head 
injury, when he was gashed by a skate. It was 
found necessary to remove him to the hospital 
where a slight operation was performed. He came 
out fine though in the end. 

Referee, Mr. C. McNamara; assistant, J. Ber- 

EXHIBITION GAME S 

The Brownies played several exhibition games 
and in each one came out victorious. Among the 
games played are: Brownies vs. N. Edmonton, 5-1. 
Brownies vs. N. E. 8-1; Brownies vs. Ail-Stars, 8-1; 
Brownies vs. Ex. Millionnaires 13-4; Brownies vs. 
Amateurs 7-1. 

In ail these games the Brownies came back 
to play under amateur rules but still showed their 
superiority by winning ail the games we had. 
Most of the scoring was done by the first forward 
line of Purcell-Hague-Shiska, known as Steve- 
Gerry-Steve. Many of these games were fast and 
hard fought, but the season closed and found eut 
our total of 14 games to be four losses and ten 
victories. 

JUNIOR HOCKEY 

The Juniors did not play much this year. Their 
chief opponents weré the North Edmonton boys 
and these they defeated in almost ail the games 
they played. The Intermediate and Junior teams 
were composed of: 

Intermediates. 

Goal .Frank Gilker 

R. Defence William V. Oerle 

L. Defence .Jack Sébastian 

First Line J. Lototski 2nd Line. 

R. Wing B. Mireault R. Wing G. Eli 

L. Wing L. Wing L. Thomas 

Centre C. Seiférling Centre Peter Seiferling 

Manager: Rev. Father Alphonse, O.F.M. 

Coach: Rev. Father Ignatius, O.F.M. 

Captain: Bernard Mireault. 

Junior Team. 

Goal Gilbert McDonald 

R. Defence.A. Bartier 

L. Defence . J. McCafïerty 

lst Line. 2nd Line. 

R. Wing H. McCulloch R. Wing Eug. Bruyere 

L. Wing Guy Raboud L. Wing J. Thibodeau 

Center.F. Kimmerly Center R. Gaumont 

Manager: Father Alphonse, O.F.M. 

Coach: Father Ignatius, O.F.M. 

Captain: Francis Kimmerly. 

BASKETBALL 

Basketball held the spotlight of college sports 
for a long time this year. The players as well as 
the fans enjoyed the game and grew very en- 
thusiastic about it. The Fathers and Brothers also 
showed their appréciations of this wonderful sport 
by witnessing nearly every game. 


Under the careful guidance of Father Alphonse, 
and under the management of Alphonse Beausoleil 
an all-around athlete, three senior teams were 
formed. The captains were chosen and they in 
turn chose their players. 

Gerald Hague captained the Dodgers, with Ste¬ 
phen Purcell, Frank Gilker. Jack Sébastian, and 
Arthur Burke making up the rest of the quintet. 

Steven Shiska piloted the fiery Wasps, which 
were made up of Lucien Tougas, Robert Gray, Aimé 
Boucher, and William Van Oerle. 

Last but not least are the Cagers, under the 
guiding hand of Sebatian Mildenberger, better 
known as Ham. And this quintet comprised of 
Alphonse Beausoleil, Joseph McNeil, George Eli, 
and John Lototski. 

With these three snappy teams the league was 
a great success and the boys fought for the victory 
with ail the skill and ability they had. 

The Dodgers came out of the fray with honors, 
capturing first place which was due only to Pur- 
cell’s expert ball-handing. 

The Wily Wasps and the plodding Cagers how- 
ever tangled in what proved to be a hard fought 
battle. Steven Shiska, the star player for the 
Wasps put up a great fight to keep his team in the 
running, but the Cagers proved to be a better team 
and won by a point. 

To décidé the championship of the league the 
Cagers tackled the Dodgers in a sudden-death- 
game. To the surprise of the fans, the Cagers 
easily outplayed the Dodgers to capture the myth- 
ical championship. Sébastian Mildenberger was 
the big point getter for the winners. While Hague 
and Purcell starred for the losers. 

In the individual scoring, Purcell held first 
place with 39 points, Mildenberger second with 
37, and Shiska third with 27. 

A Junior league was also organized, by the 
popular Beausoleil. It consisted of three teams: 
Jumboes, Snails, and Tigers. These players, despite 
their size, played basketball which would hâve 
been a crédit to any senior team. Anthony Seifer¬ 
ling, Gilbert McDonald and Francis Kimmerly 
carried off the highest scoring honors. 

TENNIS 

Among our minor sports, tennis halds first 
place. The game itself is a very enjoyable one and 
provides exercise of both mind and body. The 
college possess two fine courts, one of which is 
reserved for the Fathers. The boys court owes 
much of its présent condition to those who pre- 
pared it in early Spring, especially W. Van Oerle, 
P. Casey, and the others who helped to put it 
in a fine condition. 

Among our noteworthy followers of this game 
we hâve such men as Oliver Desroches, Sébastian 
Mildenberger, W. Van Oerle, A. Burke, A. Boucher, 
J. McNeil, A. Kolodychuk, A. Beausoleil, R. Gray, 
S. Shiska and many others. Most of the players 
hâve a fine style and much skill. However each 
has his own characteristics and one may notice: 
William’s queer cuts, Sebastian’s fast service, 
Oliver’s overhand smashes at the net, Shiska’s 
graceful but terrifie drive, and many others. 

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The junior followers of this sport are comprised 
of such young talent as Gaumont, Thibodeau, Mc- 
Culloch, Raboud, Beix, McDonald, Pitre, Anton, 
and many others. Although small, occasionally the 
brand of tennis played by the youngsters, makes 
the haughty seniors blush. These young players 
will certainly rise to greater tennis heights before 
their course at our college is over. 

VOLLEYBALL 

Volley-ball is frequently engaged in at St. 
Anthony’s and provides much fun and amusement. 
It is also a very good aid to “Wisecracking”. Most 
of the boys, in fact anyone, now or then play -this 
game. It is a wonderful game to pass away the 
short récréations. 

The P'athers occasionally enter this game with 
us. They played us a match at the beginning of 
the year and lost to us. Therefore we got the box 
of apples as the prize. So you see it is worth play- 
ing. 

Others 

The other sports are either too numerous or 
of no importance to Write about. This includes 


such games as ping pong, which however is very 
popular; horse-shoes, in which some of the boys 
engage, gymnastics, mississipi, chiefly for the little 
boys, puching bags, dumb-bells, and numerous 
others. Here one never however sufïers from lack 
of any sport that one likes. (Also football, soccer). 


BALL 

Due to many reasons there was not much hard- 
ball played at the college this year, but its place 
was taken by the now popular game of indoor. 
St. Anthony’s made up a formidal softball team, 
and although not playing much, yet won a sériés 
of three games from North Edmonton to the scores 
of: 16-10, 18-4, and 12-9. 

Among our prominent bail players we hâve 
the names of Sébastian, Beausoleil, Shiska, and 
many others. It provided much enjoyment and 
many games were played between the boys them- 
selves. If time had permitted there would hâve 
been more outside games, as we had many ofïers, 
but the term closed very early this year and this 
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Prof.: Will you décliné the Latin verb ‘To be’? 
Stude: Sure, but thank you anyway. 


That’ll be enough out of you, said the doctor, 
as he sewed up the patient. 


Server: Do you want some soup, Bill? 
Bill: Is it good soup? 

Server: Sure, fourteen carrots. 


Judge (during play practice) : Gentlemen of 
the jury, hâve you corne to a decision? 

Jury Poreman: Yes your honor. We of the 
jury are ail of one mind, temporarily insane. 


Oliver Desroches once was charged with riding 
on half-fare on the car. He told the conductor 
that he was only kidding. 


Shiska: I don’t know what to do. I must com¬ 
pose something funny for this humor section. I 
just cant- 

‘Bose’: My dear boy, be calm, compose your- 
self. 


St. Peter: How did you get up here? 
Arrivai: Flu. 


Oliver: Am I late for dinner? 
Frank: Yes, everybody’s eaten. 


Register: What is your name? 

Prospect : Alex Abf jdonedhvufxyzm. 

Register: How in the heck to you spell that? 
Prospect: Oh. same as you pronounce it. 


Jack (At home) : Mother, do you say you ‘Water 
a horse’ when he is thirsty and you give him a 
drink? 

Mother: Why, of course yes. 

Jack (flicking up a saucer): Then I’m going 
to milk the cat. 


Teacher: What was the ruler of Russia called? 
Student: Czar. 

Teacher: How was the Czar’s wife caller? 
Student: Czarina. 

Teacher: Fine. Now how would you call the 
Czar’s children? 

Student : Czardines. 


Father: Do you think you will hâve any trouble 
with your French down East. 

Gerry: No, but I think the French will. 


Infirmation: You cough more easily this morn- 
ing. 

Patient: Yes, I’ve been practising ail last night. 


G. Eli: What would you do if you were in my 
shoes? 

McNeil: Take them ofE before I’d trip and 
break my neck. 


Arthur (at a baskatball game) : The referee 
called a ‘Foui’, but I don’t see any feathers. • 
Gilker: Ssh, this is a picked team. 


Purcell (in Quebèc at a French restaurant) : Je 
désire de—du lait et du pain, toot-sweet. 

Waiter: Me no speak de English, I call ze ma- 
nagaire. 


Prefect: Get up, eight o’clock, eight o’clock. 
Voice: Too bad, see the doctor. 


POPULAR COLLEGE LIES 
Sure I’m studying, are you? 

That was my last piece, honest. 
That is my cousin. 

Yes, I know my Greek. 

I think I’U stay in this afternoon. 
I think I’il do some studying. 


THOUGHTS AT THE END OF THE YEAR 
Well, if it isn’t the last day here today. Now 
for the holidays! I really wonder if ail the boys 
are as glad to go away as they seem. I bet they 
arc not. There surely must be some sorrow to 
leave a place like this. But we’U let that pass. 


Speaking of hockey, our senior team was no 
Tush over’ this year. Too bad they lost ail their 
games to only one team, St. John’s. If they would 
hâve beaten St. John’s then our college would 
hâve been better than St. John’s, but we did not 
and still our college is just as good. That is, if St. 
John won then their college is better, no, ours is 
better. Wait, now if A’s team beats B’s team then 
A’s college is better than B’s, but if B’s college 
is already better, then A’s is not, but they beat 

B’s team, therefore A-hey, who brought this 

up anyway! 


Did anybody notice the success of dramatics 
at our fair Alma Mater this year. I hope the pro- 
ducers at Hollywood don’t hear of us or we’ll be 
getting nice big offers, maybe. Anyway it still was 
a success. 

Gee, I wonder what I came in the notes. They’ll 
be read out today. I guess I shall make myself 
scarce during that zéro hour. But maybe I passed. 
Boy, then I’U get the bike that my dad promised 
me, and the dollar my uncle, oh, just a minute, if 
I failed! I think I will drop this subject. 


So four of our grads hâve gone down East this 
year. I wonder what their pictures will look like 
when we see them next year. Can you picture it! 
I think that this year I won’t laugh as I too 
intend to get there some day. 


Well, time does fly, (one of the boys said that 
when his watch accidently fell out of the fourth 
story window one day at college), and this year 
seems to hâve been so short. How can one say 
a year is short or long, is it not always twelve 
months? It’s funny I didn’t think of that before. 
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6 nov.—Bataille décisive pour le championnat 
de la ligue séniore du ballon au panier. Les Cagers 
remportent enfin la victoire sur leurs dangereux 
adversaires les Dodgers, 18-16. 

7 nov—Le matin les rhétoriciens assistent aux 
funérailles de notre bienfaitrice, Rév. Sr S. Hyp- 
polyte, supérieure de l’hôpital de la Miséricorde 
d’Edmonton. Sincères sympathies. 

8 nov.—Le père Préfet nous permet de patiner 
pour la première fois cette année. 

12 nov.—Hiver pour de bon! Il neige tout le 
jour et nous travaillons avec ardeur à nettoyer la 
patinoire. 

17 nov—Froid intense et neige abondante. Se¬ 
cond anniversaire de la mort du P. Edouard Penoy. 
Nous assistons au service chanté à l’église parois¬ 
siale. 

19 nov.—Neige continuelle. Depuis trois jours 
que nous nettoyons la patinoire. Mort d’Eugène 
McCulloch, frère de Harry, qui est au collège. Il 
avait fait application au collège pour l’an pro 
Chain. R.I.P. 

23 nov.—Fête du R. P. Clément, professeur de 
Mathématiques et curé de Fort Saskatchewan. 

24 nov.—Le soir, le R. P. Ignace, M. McNamara 
et Alphonse Beausoleil, respectivement gérant, en¬ 
traîneur et capitaine de notre équipe de gouret, 
assistent à une réunion chez les Pères Jésuites 
dans le but de former une ligue intercollég.ale de 
gouret. 

25 nov.—Fête de Ste-Catherine. Nous dégustons 
de la bonne tire canadienne, faite par nos dévoués 
cuisiniers. Le soir séance. Le R. P. Alphonse nous 
montre deux intéressants films sur le fameux chien 
Rin-tin-tin, gardien du phare et redoutable té¬ 
moin. Ces films sont gracieusement prêtés par !e 
R. P. Boucher, O.M.I., curé de St-Joachim. S. 
Purcell, G. Hague et S. Shiska font les frais de 
la musique. 

26 nov.—Le soir les Chevaliers et les joueurs 
de gouret séniors, accompagnés du R. P. Engelbert, 
assistent à l’ouverture des parties de gouret, à 
l’Aréna. 

27 nov.—Les élèves de langue française assis¬ 
tent à un concert français donné par les élèves du 
Juniorat St-Jean, à l’occasion de la fête de leur 
Recteur, le R. P. Routhier, O.M.I. 

29 nov.—La grippe arrête tout jeu et donne 
beaucoup d’occupation à notre dévoué père infir¬ 
mier le R. P. Ildefonse. 

30 nov.—Le soir, réunion mensuelle des élèves 
Tertiaires. 

Décembre 

1er déc.—Le R. P. Marcellin nous montre un 
excellent film “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm”. Du¬ 
rant ce temps il y a réunion des officiers de la 
ligue de gouret au parloir. 

7 déc.—Fête de notre Provincial, le T. R. P. 
Ambroise. Il y a répétition générale de notre pièce 
et le soir l’équipe de gouret assiste à la première 
partie de gouret professionnel à l’aréna. 

10 déc.—Nous jouons notre première partie de 
gouret de la ligue intercollégiale et nous rempor¬ 
tons une brillante victoire sur le “Normal School” 
par le résultat final de 10 à 1. 


12 déc.—Le soir, partie de gouret contre les 
élèves des Pères Jésuites. C’est la première fois 
que nous jouons le soir. Nous revenons quand même 
victorieux par un résultat de 5 à 3. 

14 déc.—Le soir, nous donnons la première re¬ 
présentation de notre comédie: “Now, Adolph”. 
Les acteurs obtiennent un vrai succès. 

18 déc.—Examens trimestriels. 

23 déc.—Les élèves partent pour passer les va¬ 
cances de Noël dans leur foyer. Une quinzaine 
doivent demeurer au collège. Bonnes vacanceé à 
tous. 

Janvier 

Jan. 5.—Selon la coutume annuelle, les religieu¬ 
ses du Précieux Sang nous invitent à leur monastè¬ 
re. Après la bénédiction du T. S. Sacrement, ces 
bonnes religieuses servent un banquet à nos élèves 
qui demeurent au collège, durant les vacances de 
Noël. Cordial merci pour cette grande charité. 

Jan. 7.—Tous les élèves sont de retour au col¬ 
lège pour 8 h. du soir. Tous sont joyeux et après 
un repos bien mérité au foyer familial, on est 
plein d’entrain pour recommencer la nouvelle an¬ 
née. Un nouvel élève nous arrive, Joseph Wenig. 

Jan. 8.—Tous se remettent à l’étude avec ardeur 
dès la première classe. Dans l’après-midi notre 
équipe séniore de gouret remporte la première 
victoire de l’année sur le North Edmonton, 6-1. 

Jan. 11.—Le soir le R. P. Marcellin nous montre 
un film très émouvant, “Tell England”, qui nous 
rappelle l’héroïsme des soldats anglais à Gallipoli 
en 1916. 

14 jan.—Les étudiants du Normal School vien¬ 
nent jouer au gouret, mais notre équipe est en¬ 
core victorieuse, 9-1. 

15 jan.—Notre cercle dramatique donne à Calder- 
la deuxième représentation de sa comédie “Now 
Adolph”. Ce fut comme la première fois un réel 
succès. Après la séance M. l’abbé Tessier, curé 
de St-Edmond, causa une agréable surprise à noi 
acteurs en leur donnant un délicieux goûter. Cor¬ 
dial merci. 

17 jan.—Nos élèves donnent la troisième repré¬ 
sentation de leur comédie à la paroisse du Sacré- 
Coeur d’Edmonton. Ils jouent mieux que jamais. 
L’orchestre du collège fait les frais de la musique 
durant les entr’actes. 

22 jan.—Pour la deuxième fois cette année, 
nos séniors rencontrent les élèves des Jésuites dans 
une joute de gouret. Après une partie très mouve¬ 
mentée, ils remportent encore la victoire, 3-2. 

24 jan.—Le R. P. Ignace, entraîneur et M. 
McNamara, gérant de l’équipe, réunissent nos jou¬ 
eurs de gouret pour leur donner certaines instruc¬ 
tions nécessaires à la bonne entente dans la ligue. 

25 jan.—Nos joueurs de gouret se mesurent pour 
la première fois cette année avec les élèves des 
Pères Oblats, mais vu l’excellente tactique de ces 
derniers et la maladie de deux de nos joueurs, ils 
essuient leur première défaite de la saison. Gé¬ 
rard Hague nous sauva d’un “blanchissage” à la 
dernière période. 

28 jan.—Après notre dernière défaite du 25 
courant, nos élèves pratiquent arduement. Aussi 
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remportent-ils une victoire facile sur leurs adver¬ 
saires de Normal School, par le résultat de 12 à 2. 
Nos juniors sont aussi victorieux sur le North Ed¬ 
monton, 4 à 1. Les juniors semblent avoir pour 
devise “In Labore Requies”, car pour se reposer 
de leur victoire de l’après-midi, ils jouent une in¬ 
téressante partie de ballon au panier, le soir; et 
les Bruns sont victorieux des Blancs par le ré¬ 
sultat final de 11 à 10. 

Février 

1er fév.—Jour des mérites qui stimulent les bon¬ 
nes volontés et encouragent les hommes de devoir. 
Le soir, le conseil général de la ligue intercollégia¬ 
le se réunit ici. 

5 fév.—La température s’abaisse subitement. Le 
froid intense paralyse tout jeu extérieur. Le R. P. 
Hugues conduit les élèves à l’aréna. 

8 fév.—Nous rencontrons aujourd’hui nos re¬ 
doutables adversaires, les élèves du Juniorat St- 
Jean. Malgré tous nos efforts, nos adversaires sont 
victorieux. 

9 fév.—Nos jeunes artistes, chanteurs et mu¬ 
siciens, ne restent pas oisifs. Le R. P. Recteur 
commence à leur faire préparer les morceaux qu’ils 
donneront à notre concert français de la radio. 

11 fév.—Notre équipe juniore de gouret rem¬ 
porte une autre victoire sur les K.B .S., 3-1. 

12 fév.—Fête du R. P. Amédée, prof, de grec. 
La partie de gouret contre les élèves des Pères Jé¬ 
suites nous est donnée ce qui nous vaut deux points. 
Nos séniors l’emportent sur les Millionnaires par 
le résultat final 13-4. 

15 fév.—Nous jouons notre première partie finale 
pour le championnat de la ligue intercollégiale, 
malgré un vent violent et une température de 27 
sous zéro. Le collège Séraphique joue une partie 
des plus excitantes mais les élèves des Pères Oblats 
retournent chez eux victorieux, 5-2. 

17 fév—L. R. P. Hugues et quelques-uns de nos 
musiciens assistent au concert donné à l’Univer¬ 
sité par les élèves de M. P. M. Adamson, notre 
ancien professeur de fanfare. 

18 fév.—Nos juniors S’ont victorieux de North 
Edmonton par un résultat de 5 à 4. Un nouvel 
élève, Percey Casey, nous arrive de Hull. P.Q. 

22 fév.—Il y a beaucoup d’animation au collège; 
cet après-midi on saura qui est champion de la 
ligue de gouret. Le collège séraphique S. Antoine 
et le collège S. Jean se livrent une bataille des 
plus acharnée. Purcell, Hague et Shiska comptent 
quatre points et notre gardien de but, Beausoleil, 
fait des prouesses d’habileté, mais les élèves des 
Pères Oblats remportent la victoire par le résultat 
de 8-4. Notre joueur de défense qui a eu la langue 
coupée au cours de la joute devra aller passer 
quelques jours à l’hôpital. 

23 fév.—Le R. P. Recteur nous donne congé à 
cause de notre bon esprit. Dans l’après-midi partie 
de gouret fort intéressante entre professeurs et 
élèves; mais ces derniers, rompus à la fatigue et 
à l’agilité, remportent la victoire sur leurs ad¬ 
versaires moins habituées. 

23 fév.—Le soir à l’heure française à la radio 
notre cercle musical, sous la direction du R. P. 
Recteur, donne un concert dont le programme se 
compose de chants religieux et canadiens. Le R. P. 


Engelbert et Richard Gaumont nous donnent cha-, 
cun un solo très apprécié. 

1er mars.—Nous commençons les exercices du 
mois de S. Joseph. Nous prions avec confiance le 
patron de notre province Franciscaine afin qu’il 
nous aide à surmonter toutes difficultés financières. 

4 mars.—Quelques élèves assistent à la séance 
française les “Deux Canards” donnés par les An¬ 
ciens des Pères Jésuites et sont heureux d’applau¬ 
dir au succès des acteurs. 

5 mars—Le R. P. Recteur reçoit plusieurs let¬ 
tres de félicitations au sujet du concert français 
donné à la radio. Dans l’après-midi, le R. P. Mar¬ 
cellin photographie des vues animées de nos jou¬ 
eurs de gouret. Notre académie (section anglaise) 
décide de jouer un drame à la fin de mai: “Une 
victime du secret de la confession”. 

12 mars.—Notre partie de gouret avec les Forty- 
Nimers est remise à cause de la mauvaise tempéra¬ 
ture. Le soir à la lecture des notes le R. P. Direc¬ 
teur nous cause une grande surprise. Vue l’im¬ 
possibilité pour un très grand nombre d’élèves 
de payer leur pension, le conseil du collège décide, 
plutôt que de fermer le collège de former un 
externat pour les élèves de la ville et des en¬ 
virons. Ce système épargnera quelques centaines de 
dollars de dépenses par mois, et les études n’en 
souffriront pas, vu que les élèves prennent leurs 
études au collège. 

13 mars.—Le R. P. Georges-Albert nous envoie 
les “Cartons violés”, publication de son Studium 
de philosophie. Nous sommes heureux d’y voir pu¬ 
bliés plusieurs articles et dessins intéressants si¬ 
gnés de nos anciens confrères; nos fraternelles 
félicitations à nos jeunes écrivains et artistes, 
pleins de talent, nos sincères remerciements au 
R. P. Directeur du Studium pour son dévouement 
inlassable envers les élèves de l’Ouest. 

14 mars.—Nous commençons les treize mardis 
en l’honneur de S. Antoine. Puisse notre S. Patron 
nous aider à traverser ce temps de crise financière. 

17 mars.—Fête de S. Patrice. Tous préparent 
avec ardeur les examens qui auront lieu bientôt. 
Le soir, le R. P. Hyacinthe, curé, nous invite à as¬ 
sister à un concert donné par ses paroissiens. 

22-27 mars.—Examens. Le R. P. Préfet-est heu¬ 
reux de constater que tous les externes sont parfai¬ 
tement à leur devoir. 

28 mars.—S. Jean de Capistran, fête patronale 
du R. P. Recteur. Le matin on donne le résultat 
des examens du premier semestre. Après la lecture 
des notes, Gérard Hague lit l’adresse anglaise et 
Bernard Mireault la française, où les meilleurs 
voeux sont offerts au festoyé du jour. 

Avril 

1er avril.—Fête du R. P. Hugues, assistant-pré¬ 
fet de discipline. 

2 avril.—Pour la première fois depuis l’origine 
du collège, nous donnons une séance exclusive¬ 
ment française: “Les brigands invisibles”, donnée 
par la section française de l’académie, sous la di¬ 
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6 avril.—Les élèves assistent à l’heure Sainte 
prêchée par le R. P. MacDonald, C.SS.R. et deman¬ 
dée par sa Sainteté Pie XI. 

12-19 avril.—Vacances de Pâques; les élèves se 
reposent de leurs études et les Pères professeurs 
vont aider les curés dans le ministère paroissial. 

23 avril.—Un groupe d’élèves assistent à l’or¬ 
dination de prêtres à la cathédrale. 

24 avril.—Le soir nous allons applaudir aux suc¬ 
cès remporté par les paroissiens du R. P. Clément, 
avec leur comédie “Alibi Bill”. 

30 avril—Grande partie de balle molle contre 
le N. Edmonton. Le collège est victorieux. 


Mai 

1er mai.—Grande surprise pour les élèves: le 
R. P. Recteur annonce que les vacances d’été com¬ 
menceront le 7 juin. Plusieurs grands congés sup¬ 
primés permettent d’avancer la date de la sortie. 

3 mai.—Grand congé en l’honneur de S. Joseph, 
patron de notre Ordre et de la Province Francis¬ 
caine. 

6 mai.—Après les classes tout le monde travaille 
à l’embellissement du collège, les uns lavent et les 
autres plantent des arbres et des fleurs. 

7.—Les élèves de langue française assistent à 
une représentation donnée par les élèves des Pères 
Oblats. 

15 mai.—Les élèves de Belles-Lettres élisent les 
officiers chargés de la rédaction de notre prochain 
annuaire. 


16 mai.—Tempête de neige et mauvaise tempé¬ 
rature qui paralysent tout jeu extérieur durant 
plusieurs jours. 

21 avril.—L’Académie anglaise donne la premiè¬ 
re représentation de leur drame: “A victim of the 
Seal of Confession”, à l’école Séparée. Tous les 
acteurs ont fait de grands progrès depuis leur 
première pièce et remportent un franc succès. 

24 mai.—Le P. Marcellin nous montre un film 
de guerre très émotionnant: “Broken Lullaby”. 

25 mai.—Nos élèves jouent pour la deuxième 
fois, à l’école Séparée, leur drame: “A Victim of' 
the Seal of Confession”, sous lâ présidence de Mgr 
Nelligan, vicaire général, qui ne ménage pas ses 
compliments aux acteurs. Durant les entr’actes, il, 
y eut musique par l’orchestre du collège et chants, 
canadiens par nos jeunes soprani. 

31 mai.—Séance d’adieu de nos quatre finissants. 
W. Van Oerle, élève de Belles-Lettres et C. Seifer- 
ling, de Versification, donne chacun un travail sur 
nos Rhétoriciens. S. Purcell leur répond au nom 
des finissants et le R. P. Directeur leur adresse 
des paroles d’adieu et les voeux de leur Alma 
Mater. 

Juin 

1er juin.—Ouverture du mois du Sacré-Cœur et 
commencement des examens qui dureront jusqu’au 
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5 juin.—Retraite de fin d’année, prêchée par le 
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Nov. 6th.—In the afternoon the Cagers win the 
basketball championship from the Dodgers by 
18-16. 

Nov. 7th.—In the morning we attend the funer- 
al service of our benefactress, Mother Superior of 
the Misericordia Hospital at the Cathédral. 

Nov. 8th.—Fr. Prefect allows us to skate for the 
first time this year. 

Nov. 12th.—Is snows ail day and the boys pass 
the time cleaning the rink. 

Nov. 13th.—Brothers feast day. We hâve our 
first hockey practice. 

Nov. 17th.—We awake to find a blizzard in full 
force and occupy ourselves cleaning the rink. We 
attend High Mass in church for the Anniversary 
of the death of Rev. Fr. Edward Penoy. 

Nov. 19th.—We are grleved to hear the death 
of Eugene McCulloch, brother of Harry. Eugene 
was considered like our college boy since he was 
admitted for next year. 

Nov. 21st.—The senior hockey team is in stren- 
uous practice for the hockey league. At 4:30 the 
Dramatic Club practice their play which is to be 
staged in St. Francis Hall on the 14th of Decem- 
ber. 

Nov. 23rd.—Fr. Clement’s feast day and merits 
day. 

Nov. 24th.—In the evening Fr. Ignatius, Mr. C. 
J. McNamara, and Mr. A. Beausoleil, manager, 
coach and captain respectively, of the College team 
attended a meeting held at the Jesuit College 
about the coming Hockey League. 

Nov. 25th.—Feast of St. Catherine. The 
Brothers made “tire” and after supper Fr. Al¬ 
phonse gave a show featuring “Rin-tin-tin in 
Guard of the Lighthouse and the Dreadful Wit- 
ness”. Between the reels the boys chewed “tire” 
to their hearts content. Also in the program was 
a cornet solo by Stephen Shiska, accompanied by 
Gérard Hague at the piano and S. Purcell on 
the drums. Then a duet was played by S. Shiska 
and Gérard Hague also accompanied by Stephen 
Purcell. 

Nov. 26th.—In the evening the Knights and the 
hockey team go to the arena for the opening 
game of the season, accompanied by Rev. Fr. 
Englebert. In the afternoon there was a hockey 
practice. 

Nov. 27th.—The French boys attend a concert 
at St. John’s College in honor of the feast of their 
Rector, Fr. Routhier. 

Nov. 28tli.—The weather turns suddenly warm 
and prevents any further hockey. The “Flu,” an 
old enemy, is trying to obtain a foothold in the 
College. A few boys are in bed with it. 

Nov. 29th.—The war against the Flu is fought 
with more strength by F*. Ildephonse, Infirmarian, 
as the warm weather continues and prevents any 
customary exercise. 

Nov. 30th.—In the evening, a meeting of the 
Third Order. 


December 

Dec. lst.—In the evening, Fr. Marcellin shows 
“Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm”, to the boys and 
Fathers. At the same time a hockey meeting is 


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held in the parlor. The final arrangements are 
made about the league. 

Dec. 7th.—Feast of Fr. Ambrose, our Provincial!, 
so we hâve a holiday. In the afternoon we hâve $ 
play practice in the parish hall, and in the evening 
we go to see the first professional game at the 
Arena. 

Dec. lOth.—We start our Hockey League bÿ 
playing the Normal School and we win 10-1. The 
goals were scored by G. Hague and S. Purcell. 

Dec. 12th.—In the evening we go to the Jesuits 
to play hockey. It is the first time that we play 
hockey at night, but we win by 5-3 score. S. 
Purcell, G. Hague, and S. Shiska get good goals: 

Dec. 14th.—In the afternoon we practice our 
play “Now Adolph” and put it on . in the evening. 
It was a real success. The college orchestra played 
a few pièces between the acts. A fèw fathers from 
the Jesuits and Oblates were présent. 

Dec. 18th.—Examinations. 

Dec. 23rd.—The boys leave for Cliristmas holi- 
days. 15 remain at college. 

January 

Jan. 5th.—The boys who remained at college 
for the Christmas holidays were invited by the 
Sisters of the Precious Blood Monastery to a nice 
banquet specially prepared in our honour. The 
célébration was begun by the Bénédiction of the 
Blessed Sacra ment. Many thanks to the charitable 
Sisters. 

Jan. 7th.—The boys ail corne back at 8 o’clock. 
Ail are happy and glad to be back and willing to 
commence studies again. We hâve a new boy, 
Joseph Wenig, from Edmonton. 

Jan. 8th.—We attend High Mass and in the 
afternoon we play the North Edmonton Juvénile 
team and win 5-1. 

Jan. 9.—We start right in with our classes. 

Jan. 11.—After supper, Father Marcellin gives 
us a show “Tell England”. It was a good war pic- 
ture illustrating the “Tommie’s” heroism at Galli- 
poli and was well enjoyed by ail. Br. Stephen, from 
St. Alphonsus Parish, favored us with his presencs. 

Jan. 13.—The old Jinx of Friday 13 holds good 
during our hockey practice, many sticks being 
broken. 

Jan. 14.—We play hockey against the students 
of Normal School and win easily 9-1. 

Jan. 15.—We hâve the play “Now Adolph” at 
Calder. The play was put on for the children of 
the school and they enjoyed it very much. After 
the play we had a lunch kindly given us by Rev. 
Father Tessier, parish priest of Calder. 

Jan. 17.—We put on the “Now Adolph” at the 
Sacred Heart parish and it was a real success 
again. Between the acts we had music by the 
college orchestra. 

Jan. 21.—Our Junior hockey players play the 
North Edmonton team and are easy wirmers by a 
score of 18-3. 

Jan. 22—We play our second game with the 
Jesuit team and win by a score of 3-2. It was a 
rough and tumble game, but C. S. A. came out 
on top. Gérard Hague got two and Lucien Tougas 
one. 

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Jan. 25—In the afternoon the hockey team goes 
to the Oblates to play their first game there. It 
turned out be our first defeat of the season. 

Jan. 28.—We play the Normal school and win 
12-2. The Juniors are also victorious over the 
North Edmonton team by the score of 4-1. 

Jan. 29.—We play an “Ail Star Purcell Team” 
and win 7-1. The game was very exciting and 
enjoyed by the spectators as much as by the 
players themselves. 


February 

Feb. lst.—Merits day. At night there was a 
general meeting of the officers of the hockey club 
about the protest of the last game versus the 
Jesuit College. 

Feb. 5.—The weather turns suddenly cold again, 
so there is no game today, instead the boys go to 
the arena accompanied by Father Hughes and see 
a good game there. 

Feb. 8—We play the Oblate College. The St. 
John boys were superior and won by 4-2. 

Feb. 9—Singing practice is undergone diligent- 
ly for the day when the boys will sing over the 
radio. 

Feb. 12.—Feast of Father Amédée, our profes- 
sor of Greek. The game against the Jesuit is not 
played but we are given the game by default. 

Feb. 11.—There is a hockey practice for the 
game against the Jesuit College, to-morrow. The 
Junior team play the K. B. S. and win 3-1. 

Feb. 15.—We play our first hockey play-ofï 
against the Oblates and lose 5-3. Despite a high 
wind and a température of 27 below, the C. S. A. 
played a wonderful game but did not get the 
“breaks”. 

Feb. 17.—Father Hugh and Father Marcellin 
and some members of our orchestra attend a con¬ 
cert given at the University by the pupils of Mr. 
Adamson, our former music professor. 

Feb. 18.—We hâve a new boy from Hull, P.Q., 
Percy Casey. The Juniors play a team from North 
Edmonton and win 5-4. 

Feb. 19.—On account of the unwillingness of the 
Jesuit College to play their scheduled game, we 
play an “Ail Star” team from town and win 7-1. 
S. Shiska was the highest goalgetter, S. Purcell 
and G. Hague scoring the others. 

Feb. 22.—We play the Oblates in the second 
game of the finals but lose again, 8-4. This gave 
St. John’s College the championship of the league. 

Feb. 23.—In the afternoon we hâve a game 
against the Fathers but the Fathers through lack 
of practice lose by a big score. 

Feb. 26.—In the afternoon Fr. Alphonse and 
Fr. Hugh accompany the boys to the arena to see 
the Oblates play the Forty-Niners. The game 
resulted in a tie, 1-1. 

Fêb. 28.—At the French hour, our Musical club 
broadcasts over the radio several French songs 
and are successful. A solo by Fr. Engelbert and 
Richard Gaumont were very much enjoyed while 
the songs by the three choirs were also very good. 
Fr. Rector was the director while S. Shiska played 
the piano for accompaniment. The college orches¬ 
tra also accompanied the last song. Many thanks 


to the Edmonton Journal for their kindness and 
courtesy. 

March 

Mach lst.—We start to-night the dévotions in 
honor of St. Joseph, Patron Saint of the Francis- 
can Order and our Province. 

March 4.—A few boys gp to see the French con¬ 
cert given by “Les Anciens des Jésuites et les 
Bonnes Amies”. It was a very nice play and was 
thoroughly enjoyed. 

March 5.—In the afternoon Fr. Marcellin takes 
some moving pictures of the boys in the hockey 
team. Then we hâve a meeting of the Dramatic 
Club, (English Section) in which the parts for the 
play are given out. This play is “The Victim of 
the Seal of Confession”, and is to be put on before 
the public about the end of May. 

March 12.—The game against the Forty-Niners 
is called off on account of the bad weather. After 
Bénédiction we hâve reading of notes and we hâve 
a big surprise. Fr. Rector says that on account of 
the bad financial situation of the college the Ed¬ 
monton boys will be day scholars, that is, they 
will eat and sleep at home but they will take their 
sLüdies at the college. The new order of the day 
will start to-morrow. 

March 13.—We receive “Les Cartons Violés” from 
our studium of Quebec and we notice that many 
articles were written by our graduâtes of North 
Edmonton. 

March 14.—We begin the dévotions of the Thir- 
teen Tuesdays to St. Anthony. We are confident 
that our Patron Saint will not forget us during 
this time of dépréssion. 

March 17.—St. Patrick’s Day. Everybody is busy 
studying for the examinations which will' tàkë place 
on the 23-28. In the evening the boys attend the 
St. Patrick’s concert given by parishioners of Rev. 
Fr. Hyacinth. 

March 20.—Holiday on account of the Solemnity 
of the feast of St. Joseph. 

March 22.—The day before the examinations, 
so we hâve a full holiday. 

March 22-27.—Examinations for the second 
quarter. 

March 28.—Fr. Rector’s feast day. In the morn- 
ing the results of the examinations are given to 
the boys. The general average for the whole college 
is 66.7% and for the first quarter it was 65.5%. 
After the reading of the notes, G. Hague reads 
the English address and B. Mireault the French 
one. 

April 

April lst.—Feast day of Rev. Fr. Hugh, assistant 
prefect of discipline. 

April 2.—Our Dramatic Club (French Section) 
under the direction of Rev. Fr. Alphonse, put on 
their French comedy at St. Francis Hall. Everybody 
enjoyed this play very much. 

April 6.—After supper the students assist at 
Holy Hour dévotion in the church, and hear a 
beautiful sermon preached by Fr. MacDonald, C. 
SS.R. 

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April 11—A set of boxing gloves is brought into 
the college and ail the boys go flstic. Many bruises 
may be seen as they taste the joy of this sport. 

April 12-19.—Easter Holidays. The boys living 
in the city and near by, go home for their holidays. 
Those remaining here take a good rest and are 
treated kindly by ail. Most of the Fathers go out 
on mission. 

April 19—Beginning of the third and last 
Quarter. Much enthusiasm! 

April 23.—Some of the students attend at the 
ordination of several clerics to the priesthood at 
the cathédral. In the afternoon, regular half-holi- 
day, we play a bail game against North Edmon¬ 
ton, and we win by 16-10. 

April 24.—In the evening, we are allowed to 
go to the hall and see the comedy: “Alibi Bill”. 
It was put on by Fort Saskatchewan Dramatic 
Club, under Fr. Clement who is their parish priest. 
It was a wonderful play and we laughed ourselves 
almost sick. 

April 25—In the evening we hâve a bail game 
against N. Edmonton Community and we win eas- 
ily by the score of 18-4. 


May 

May lst.—We begin today the May dévotions 
in honour of the Blessed Virgin. At the reading 
of the notes we hâve a big surprise: Fr. John 
Capistran, Rector, announces that our final exam¬ 
inations will be from June lst to June 7th. 

May 3.—St. Joseph’s solemnity and a whole 
holiday. In the afternoon we play our first hard- 
ball game of the year, among ourselves. 

May 4.—After the class the boys are busy in 
cleaning the college and grounds, or planting 
flowers. In the evening Fr. Marcellin gives us the 
talking feature: “Mystery Ranch.” 

May 7.—Some of the French boys attend at 
a concert given at the Oblate College. The boys 
enjoyed very much the comedy there shown. 


May 15.—The Fathers décidé to let the class 
of Belles-Lettres be entrusted with the publica¬ 
tion of the year book of the College. The class 
accepted the honor and elected its officers. 

May 16.—We awake to find a terrible snow 
storm and a very bad weather. This keeps us in¬ 
door ail day and nothing much is attempted. 

May 25.—Our Dramatic Club makes its last 
appearance of the year showing “Victim of the 
Seal cf Confession,” at the Separate High School. 
Right Rev. Msgr. Nelligan presided at the play 
and in his address congratulated the actors for 
their brilliant performance. 

May 26.—Rev. Fr. Rector allows us a holiday 
as our play last night was so well received by ail. 

May 28.—At noon, some of the boys go swim- 
ming and enjoy themselves. 

May 31.—Farewell to our Graduâtes, and “Vale- 
diction” in their honour. A short concert was giv¬ 
en. William Van Oerle read the Valediction ad¬ 
dress to the Graduâtes. The answer was given by 
Stephen Purcell. Rev. Fr. Rector gave also a short 
talk and pointed out the duties in life of the 
Graduâtes and the meaning of this last meeting 
at the Alma Mater. 


June 

June lst.—Opening of the dévotions in honour 
of the Sacred Heart. Beginning of our final exam¬ 
inations. 

June 5.—The final retreat is given by Fr. Hya- 
cinth who gives us many a good word of admoni¬ 
tion and ad vice. On Pentecost Day, we attend 
Solemn High Mass at parish church. 

June 6.—Examinations are over and some of 
the boys leave today. 

June 7.—Closing of the scholastic year, 1932- 
1933. 


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BIENFAITEURS 

Moyens d’aider le Collège Franciscain 
dans l’oeuvre des vocations 

1. —Prier pour son développement; 

2. —Faire connaître le collège; 

3. —Diriger vers le collège ou aider les enfants 
qui ont les qualités requises pour la vie religieuse; 

4. —Envoyer des aumônes en argent et surtout 
en nature: comestibles, lingerie, livres, etc. 

Note.—L’Ordre Franciscain, totalement voué à 
la pauvreté, ne vit que de la charité des fidèles. 

Faveurs spirituelles accordées aux bienfaiteurs 

1. —Une messe est dite aux intentions des bien¬ 
faiteurs une fois par mois et à chacun des treize 
mardis préparatoires à la fête de saint Antoine de 
Padoue; 

2. —Une messe est chantée pour eux le jour de 
la fête de saint Antoine; 

3. —Les bienfaiteurs sont membres de la neu- 
vaine perpétuelle en l’honneur de saint Antoine; 
leur nom est inscrit au livre d’or et fidèlement 
conservé; 

Chaque jour la couronne de la T. S. Vierge 
et le répons miraculeux à saint Antoine sont ré¬ 
cités en leur faveur; 

4—La communion de chaque mardi est offerte 
à leurs intentions; 

5. —Durant leur vie, ils participent aux prières 
et aux bonnes oeuvres de tout l’Ordre Franciscain, 
et après leur mort, ils ont part aux offices et aux 
messes célébrés quatre fois l’an pour les bienfai¬ 
teurs défunts. 

Note.—Pour toute demande d’admission ou d’in¬ 
formation s’adresser au: 

Révérend Père DIRECTEUR 
Collège Franciscain, 

Edmonton-Nord, 
Alberta, Canada. 


ACKN O WLEDGEMENT 


We are unable to mention here ail our bene- 
factors and their generous gifts. But we wish to 
thank them, each and ail, and most especially 
those who hâve contributed to adornment of our 
chapel, to the replenishing of our sacristy, to the 
enriching of our library, and to our means of 
récréation. May God reward them. 

Means of Contributing to the Work of The 
Franciscan College 

1—To pray for its success. 

2.—To make it known everywhere. 

3—To send to the College some donations, or 
help the boys who fulfil the required conditions. 

4.—To give alms consisting of money or other 
articles such as linen, eatables, books, etc. ; 

Note.—The Franciscan Order, devoted as it is 
to poverty, dépends entirely on the charity of the 
faithful. 


Spiritual Favors Granted to Benefactors 

1—A Mass is said for the intentions of the 
benefactors once a month, and on each of the 
Thirteen Tuesdays preparatory to the feast of St. 
Anthony. 

2. —A High Mass is sung for them on St. An- 
thony’s Day. 

3. —Their names are inscribed in the Honor 
Book and they are thereby made members of the 
perpétuai Novena to St. Anthony of Padua. The 
Franciscan Crown and the Miraculous Response 
of St. Anthony are recited daily for their inten¬ 
tions.. 

4. —The boys offer their Holy Communion for 
them every Tuesday. 

5. —They participate in ail the prayers and 
good works of the whole Franciscan Order, and 
after death, they hâve a right to share in the 
services that are held, and in the Masses said 
four times a year throughout the Order for ail 
benefactors. 

Note.—Requests for admission or information 
should be addressed to: 

REV. FR. RECTOR, 

Franciscan College, 

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“THE ANTONIAN” 

This monthly is our most regular visitor and it reaches us from St. Anthony’s 
Seminary, Santa Barbara, California. It soniéhow bears the same name as our own 
publication, though we must admit that it is' much superior to our. We enjoy especially 
“College Notes”, which does an admirable work- in taking tlie place of a diary though 
not in the usual dull, monotonous form. ; v, 

“THE LAUREL” 

This quarterly cornes to us ail the wây from St. Bonaventure’s University in 
New York State. It is an excellent publication and its chief feature is its non-fiction 
articles, which show good judgment, understanding, and opinions on the everyday topics 
so common now. 

However, we easily miss the humour section. A college the size of St. Bonaven¬ 
ture’s should and could hâve a fine humor section in it we think, and suggest that one 
be added on. 

“THE SERAPH” 

The “Seraph” is the year book of St. Bonaventure’s Seminary at Sturtevant, 
Wisconsin. This is really the most beautiful year book we hâve run across yet. Everything 
is well done and the successive staffs deserve many compliments for the book each year. 
However, occasionally too much work is put on the book and it then seems to be a little 
too elaborate. The book is bi-lingual also, Polish and English. 

The features in it of most interest to us are the Sports and the Humor section. 

“THE RED AND WHITE” 

St. Dunstan’s University, Charlottetown, P.E.I., is the home of this quarterly 
that finds its way out so far West. Its size is very well suited to a book of this kind, 
but we would suggest that the color red on the cover be more dark to suit the eye and 
the background of the book. 

Its fiction stories are of the best and are much enjoyed here. In the last issue 
of the year 1932, the briographies for the graduâtes were marvellous, as each of about 
fifteen described the character of the graduate as a Dickens would, and yet each was 
different. In its exchange department we notice that it is qui e severe sometimes yet 
will always point out the good points in any publication it criticizes. 

“AUBE SERAPHIQUE” 

This is the periodical of our sister college. Collège Séraphique, Trois Rivières, 
Québec. We take a spécial interest in it as we consider the Seraphics so far away as 
our brothers in striving for the same purpose. 

After having bravely struggles through it, for it is ail in Prench, we find that 
it is strictly concerned with only life at the college and about hardly anything else. In 
this it is a success. One thing very prominent is the Latin poetry that finds its way into 
the print, and which is very well composed indeed. 

“LES CARTONS VIOLES” 

This is the publication issued from the Franciscan Studium in Quebec city. It 
has a great appeal to us as in each issue we find something written by boys whom we 
once knew here, and who now are studying philosophy there. One of the outstanding 
features of this book is that each publication contains articles in at least seven different 
languages, namely, English, French, Latin, German, Polish, Gaelic, etc. This is some¬ 
thing that not many other works in the same line can lay claim to. 

“FRATES IN UNUM” 

The address on this paper reads, “Petit Séminaire des Missions Franciscaines, 
Rue de Noé, 16, Fontenay, Sous-Bois, Seine. Thus one sees at a glance that it is ail the 
way from France, and by the way, it is printed ail in French too! 

It is different than the college publications in the two Americas. In it most of 
the space is given to the diary of the Seminary. Though not a day by day account, yet 
the days that are written down always hâve two or three whole paragraphs at the least. 
This is a contrast to our diaries, where sometimes only one line or sentence suffices. 
And the diary in it is well done too, both concise and humorous. In the May issue one 
ran across the English word “Cowboy". Guess they try to play our games over there. 

Also the éditorial is written by the Rector, the paper however is entirely the work 
of the students. 

Other publications gratefully received are: THE CAMPION, Campion College, 
Regina; YEAR BOOK, Edmonton Jesuit College, City; YEAR BOOK, Assomption College, 
Montreal; FRANCISCAN REVIEW, Franciscan Fathers, Montreal; LA TEMPERANCE, 
Franciscan Fathers, Montreal; LES MISSIONS FRANCISCAINES, Quebec; BULLETIN 
PAROISSIAL, Notre Dame Church, Trois Rivières; LA NACELLE, Franciscan Fathers, 
Corsica Isle; S. O. S., Sisters of Service, Toronto; FAR AWAY MISSIONS, Franciscan 
Sisters, Quebec. 



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