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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Henry John Prud’Homme (1882-1952)


Born at St. Boniface on 9 September 1882, son of Louis Arthur Prud’homme and Appoline Celaniese Henault (1858-1929), he was educated at St. Boniface College, the Jesuit Fathers Seminary of Philosophy and Theology at Montreal, and the Canadian College at Rome, Italy. He served as Secretary to Archbishop Langevin from 1910 to 1915, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface from 1911 to 1921, Professor at the Seminary of St. Boniface, Editor of Les Cloches de St. Boniface in 1920, and Secretary of the bulletin Le Societe Historique de St. Boniface from 1908 to 1921.

In 1921, he was appointed Bishop of Prince Albert and Saskatchewan and was consecrated Bishop in October 1921, in St. Boniface Cathedral by Archbishop Di Maria, Apostolic Delegate. He resigned the position in 1937 and was appointed Titular Bishop of Saldae.

He died on 5 January 1952.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Bishop Henri-Jean-Maria Prud'homme, Catholic Hierarchy by David M. Cheney.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 July 2021

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