During World War II, a number of fathers who studied together at the seminary were involved in the resistance. Among them, Father Veyrat, an artist, falsified official documents and Father Rigaud repaired rifles air-dropped by the allies. In 1945, these resistance activities were uncovered, and four Catholic brothers were shot.
Father Guilbaud, for his part, was so cold working as a forced labourer in Germany that he asked to be sent anywhere warm at the end of his seminary studies. He was sent to the Yukon!
Photo: Father Guilbaud (left) visits a First Nation family at Pelly Lake
Photo credit: Oblates of Mary Immaculate Collection