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12 January 2015

The Congrégation de Notre-Dame Marks the Year of Consecrated Life

“On this January 12, 2015, feast day of saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, foundress of the Congrégation de Notre-­ Dame, the sisters of the Congregation are marking the Year of Consecrated Life by releasing a short video.”

“In it, Sisters  Susan  Kidd, Della Gaudet, Réjeanne Bourque and Anne T. Gillis, share a few insights about their vocation, religious life and mission. One will even hear about Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys and how she met the needs of the people of her time – something the Congrégation de Notre-­Dame sisters are still committed to today.”

“Marguerite Bourgeoys was born in Troyes, France, in 1620. She first came to Ville-­Marie (Montreal) in 1653; there, she founded the first school of New France in 1658. She died in 1700 and was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1982. She had dedicated her life to liberating education.”

Source: CND Press release