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Msgr. Lamontagne Retires as Vicar General after 37 Years

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After serving two bishops over a period of thirty-seven years Msgr. Cyril Lamontagne has handed over the office of VicarGeneral to Fr. Clifton Harris O.P. Cyril Lamontagne, was born and grew up in St. Lucia.

At the age of 21, having overcome many obstacles he began his preparation for the priesthood in 1953 on the island of Martinique with the Holy Ghost Fathers. He spent nine years studying in Canada before getting in touch with the first bishop of Grenada, Justin Field, who invited him to come to Grenada.

He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of St. George’sin- Grenada in what is now the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in August 1964. He served as Cathedral Administrator from January 1965. Bishop Field was succeeded by Bishop Patrick Webster who in turn was succeed by Bishop Sydney Charles in 1975.

Bishop Charles appointed Fr. Lamontagne as Vicar General, or second in command to the bishop.

Fr. Lamontagne was eventually honoured by the Holy Father with the honorary title of Monseigneur and was re-appointed as Vicar General by Bishop Vincent Darius in 2003. We wish him a restful, peaceful and happy retirement.