Thursday, 12 January 2017

# Saints

Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys


Portrait by Pierre Le Ber (1700)


The 12th of January is the feast day of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys. She is the patron saint against poverty; loss of parents; and people rejected by religious orders.

The following is from Wikipedia:

Marguerite Bourgeoys, C.N.D., was the French founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal in the colony of New France, now part of Québec. She lived in Fort Ville-Marie (now Montreal) as of 1653, educating young girls, the poor, and natives until her death at the turn of the 18th century. She is also significant for developing one of the first uncloistered religious communities in the Catholic Church. She has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church.

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