Lalemant, Jérôme

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Lalemant, Jérôme

(zhārōm` lälmäN`), 1593–1673, French Jesuit missionary in North America, brother of Charles Lalemant and uncle of Gabriel Lalemant. He was an active missionary among the Huron (1638–45) and then was director (1645–56) of all Jesuit missions in Canada. He returned to France but went again (1659–73) to Canada, where he was again the director of missions and served as vicar general to Bishop LavalLaval, François Xavier de
, 1623–1708, French prelate in Canada, first bishop of Quebec. Of noble family (his family name in full was Laval-Montmorency), he gave up his large patrimony to enter the church.
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I remember vividly sitting as a child in the theater at the reconstructed seventeenth-century Jesuit mission, Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons (in what is now Midland, Ontario), watching the celebratory film about Jerome Lalemant, John de Brebeuf, and their zealous band of missionaries.