Portable Altar, belonging to Abbé Joseph M. Bourg, circa 1775/ Autel portatif appartenant à l’Abbé Joseph M. Bourg, vers 1775

Portable Altar, belonging to Abbé Joseph M. Bourg, circa 1775
1979.32.72
Musée Acadien of the Université de Moncton

Father Joseph Mathurin Bourg, the first Acadian to take holy orders, was appointed missionary to Acadia in 1773, and established his headquarters at Carleton on the Bay of Chaleur. He traveled extensively throughout the region, and carried this portable altar with him.