Saturday 29 June 2013

The Journey to Glegarry

The Most Reverend Alexander MacDonell by Martiin Archer Shee, 1823
The Most Reverend Alexander MacDonell by Martin Archer Shee, 1823
On 29th June 1786, Bishop Alexander Macdonell boarded a ship with more than 500 Scottish Roman Catholics, bound for Canada. After serving as Chaplain of his very own regiment, The Glengarry Fencibles, the Bishop and his displaced clansmen were in search of a place to call their own and they finally found it in Ontario, where they established a Catholic foothold and Macdonell went on to high office within the church. 

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