Bourgeoys, Marguerite

Date of Birth1620-04-16 Date of Death1700-01-20

Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, was the 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 in 1700. She is also significant for developing one of the first uncloistered religious communities in the Catholic Church.

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