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Marguerite Bourgeoys

Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys
Foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame
Born 17 April 1620, Troyes, Champagne, France [1]
Died 12 January 1700, Montreal, Canada [2]
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Church of Canada
Beatified 12 November 1950 by Pope Pius XII
Canonized 31 October 1982, Vatican City by Pope John Paul II
Major shrine Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel in Montreal, Canada
Feast 12 January
Patronage against poverty; loss of parents; people rejected by religious orders [3]
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Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys (17 April 162012 January 1700, feast day: January 12) was born the last of twelve children of devout parents. When Marguerite was 19 her mother died and the young lady cared for her brothers and sisters. Her father died when she was twenty-seven. A few years later, the governor of Montreal Canada was in France looking for teachers for the New World. He invited Marguerite to come to Montreal to teach school and religion classes. She accepted the offer. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Congregation of Notre Dame was founded in 1653 by Marguerite Bourgeoys. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1620 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Troyes is a town in northeastern France. ... Location of the Champagne province in France Champagne is one of the most traditional provinces of France, a region of France that is best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the regions name. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 1 - Russia accepts Julian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (in unity, prosperity) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Roman Catholic Church... Anglican Church of Canada The Anglican Church of Canada (the ACC) is the Canadian branch of the Anglican Communion. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pope Pius XII (Latin: ), born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli (March 2, 1876 – October 9, 1958), reigned as the 260th pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City State, from March 2, 1939 until his death. ... Icon of St. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. 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Marguerite gave away her share of her parents inheritance to other members of the family and in 1653 she sailed for New France. On arriving, she initiated the construction of a chapel to honor Our Lady of Good Help. She opened her first school in 1658. Returned to France in 1659 to recruit more teachers, and returned with four. In 1670, she went to France again, and brought back six more. These brave women became the first sisters of the The Sisters of Notre Dame. Events February 2 - New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City) is incorporated. ... The spire of the chapel can be seen here, to the left of the Bonsecours Markets dome. ... Events January 13 - Edward Sexby, who had plotted against Oliver Cromwell, dies in Tower of London February 6 - Swedish troops of Charles X Gustav of Sweden cross The Great Belt (Storebælt) in Denmark over frozen sea May 1 - Publication of Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial and The Garden of Cyrus by... // Events May 25 - Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth. ... 1670 was a common year beginning on a Saturday in countries using the Julian calendar and a Wednesday in countries using the Gregorian calendar. ...


Marguerite and her sisters helped people in the colony survive when food was scarce, opened a vocational school, taught young people how to run a home and farm. Marguerite's congregation grew to 18 sisters, seven of them Canadian. They opened missions, and two sisters taught at the Native American mission. Marguerite received the first two Native American women into the congregation.


In 1693, Mother Marguerite handed over her congregation to her successor, Marie Barbier, the first Canadian to join the order. Marguerite's religious rule was approved by the Church in 1698, and Marguerite spent her last few years praying and writing an autobiography. On December 31, 1699, a young sister lay dying. Mother Marguerite asked the Lord to take her life in exchange. By the morning of January 1, 1700, the sister was completely well, Mother Marguerite had a raging fever, suffered 12 days, and died on January 12, 1700. Events January 11 - Eruption of Mt. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 26 - Treaty of Karlowitz signed March 30 - the tenth Sikh Master, Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Events January 1 - Russia accepts Julian calendar. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 1 - Russia accepts Julian calendar. ...


She was declared Venerable in 1878, beatified on 12 November 1950 and canonized by John Paul II on 31 October 1982. She is commemorated in both the Roman Catholic Church and in the Anglican Church of Canada on January 12. She is buried in the sanctuary of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel in Montreal, which also houses a museum about her life and the early history of Montreal. 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II or Pope John Paul II (The Great) (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan PaweÅ‚ II) born   [] (May 18, 1920, Wadowice, Poland... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Roman Catholic Church... Anglican Church of Canada The Anglican Church of Canada (the ACC) is the Canadian branch of the Anglican Communion. ... The spire of the chapel can be seen here, to the left of the Bonsecours Markets dome. ...


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Marguerite Bourgeoys, Blessed Biography / Biography of Marguerite Bourgeoys, Blessed Biography (539 words)
Marguerite Bourgeoys was born on April 17, 1620, in Troyes, France, the sixth of 12 children in a pious, middle-class family of comfortable circumstances.
Bourgeoys learned about Canada and its religious needs in 1653 when she met the governor of Montreal, Paul de Chomedey de Maisoneuve, during his visit to his sister who was the superior of the Troyes convent.
Pope Pius XII beatified Marguerite Bourgeoys in 1950.
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