A Changing World: Education in New Brunswick
His Eminence Monsignor James Rogers, bishop of Chatham, N.B.
1892, 19th century
11.2 x 8.3 cm
This artefact belongs to : © Musée acadien of the Université de Moncton
Keys to History
James Rogers (1826-1903), a native of Ireland, arrived in Canada in 1831. He was ordained a priest in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1851. When appointed bishop of the new diocese of Chatham, New Brunswick in 1860 he began to play a major role in improving education in the province.
In 1868 he was instrumental in bringing the Montreal order of the Religieuses Hospitalières de St-Joseph to set up a convent in Tracadie, New Brunswick. The nuns settled into their new surroundings, taking charge of the lazaretto or quarantine hospital where they cared for the sick. In 1869 he invited the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame to come and establish convents in Newcastle, Bathurst, Caraquet and Saint-Louis.
This picture of Monsignor James Rogers was published in L'Illustration du Journal Le Moniteur Acadien on 1 July 1892.
In 1831 James Rogers left Ireland to settle in Canada with his family.
Monsignor James Rogers was ordained a priest in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 2 July 1851.
Monsignor James Rogers was born in Mount Charles, Ireland on 11 July 1826.