The following pictures were taken during Cardinal Villeneuve’s 05-09 June 1934 to Toronto, Ontario during which time he was conferred the Degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Toronto. A very young Robert Whyte was one of eight St. Michael’s College School “Junior Students” chosen to serve as a page to the Cardinal during the three-day Toronto visit. All eight boys accompanied the cardinal on his visit to the Diocese of London, Ontario (scroll down). Pictures and text “Au Revoir” are from the Souvenir Booklet of the Visit to Toronto of His Eminence Cardianl Villeneuve omi, Archbishop of Quebec, June 5 – 9, 1934
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At a quarter to nine Cardinal Villeneuve left Toronto to visit Western Ontario. He motored to Hamilton where he visited His Excellency Bishop McNally who had been taken ill ten days previously and then went on to Galt where he boarded the train which was taking his suite to London. On his visit to the Diocese of London he was accompanied by the eight pages, chosen from among the Junior Students of St. Michael’s College School and attired in specially designed uniforms of red, purple and gold, who had been in constant attendance on him during his stay in Toronto. The way in which he made his young attendants feel at ease in his presence is the best illustration of that kindness and sympathy which won the hearts of all who met him. It is the sincere wish of the Superior, Trustees, Staff and Students of St. Michael’s College that His Eminence will in the near future be once more their guest.
(Pictures and text from Souvenir Booklet of the Visit to Toronto of His Eminence Cardinal Villeneuve omi, Archbishop of Quebec, June 5 – 9, 1934)