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This paper focuses on a specific type of youthful spirituality present in Quebec society in the early twentieth century. In particular, it explores the manner in which the persona of Gerard Raymond (1912-1932), a young Quebec City seminarian, was "constructed" by the clergy as an ideal of French Canadian Catholic manhood. This is done by examining Gerard Raymond's own Journal, a text edited and published by the seminary, and Une ame d'elite, a hagiographic narrative written by the spiritual director of the seminary, as well as a selection of archival letters from priests and religious sisters. The suggestion is made that a variety of Catholic virtues--in particular purity--were constitutive of this unique understanding of Catholic masculinity. Cet article jette un regard critique sur un mouvement de spiritualite adolescente du debut du vingtieme siecle. II examine la facon dont le personnage de Gerard Raymond (1912-1932) a ete faconne par les membres du clerge comine symbole d'une masculinite catholique canadienne-francaise. Par l'entremise d'analyses du Journal de Gerard Raymond, ainsi que d'un recit hagiographique ecrit par le directeur spirituel du seminaire, Une ame d'elite, et des lettres provenant de pretres et de religieuses, il est propose que ces differents textes mettent de l'avant une serie de vertus chretiennes--en particulier la purete--comme elements constituants de cette masculinite catholique.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2010
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
37
Pages
PUBLISHER
The Canadian Catholic Historical Assn.
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
255.1
KB

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