A Canadian order, founded by Jean Jacques Olier, in 1640,

as part of the threefold religious settlement of Ville Marie. Named

after Olier's parish of St. Sulpice, in Paris. After Maisonneuve had

laid the foundations of Montreal, the Sulpicians built their Seminary,

and became proprietors of the island, much of which still remains in

their possession. They encouraged settlement on their seigniory, and in

1666, when Quey
us was superior, granted a large tract of land at

Lachine to La Salle. Among the notable members of the order in its early

days were the Abbe Fenelon and Dollier de Casson, the latter the

historian of the order. =Index=: (Count Frontenac era) Religious order, come to Montreal

with Maisonneuve, 42; work of colonization done by, 56; Frontenac

friendly to, 74; seigniors of the island of Montreal, 97; their

missions, 166, 168. (Bishop Laval era) Four priests of the order come to Canada, 25;

peculiarly devoted to the Virgin Mary, 85; build new chapter house, 90;

acquire island of Montreal and seigniory of St. Sulpice, 108, 135; large

contributions of, to work of evangelization, 136; parish of Montreal

attached to, 175; send petition to the king, 183; union with Foreign

Missions of Paris, 221. (Lord Sydenham era) Incorporation of Seminary of, 255. (Sir Georges E. Cartier era)

Their quarrel with Bishop Bourget, 80. =Bib.=: Dollier de Casson,

Histoire de Montreal; Faillon, Colonie Francaise en Canada; Parkman,

La Salle.