Marguerite Bourgeoys

First Canadian Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys Full Name: Marguerite Bourgeoys


Profession: First Canadian Saint
Why Famous: Founded the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal in the colony of New France.

Also developed one of the first un-cloistered religious communities in the Catholic Church, and has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church.

Born: April 17, 1620
Birthplace: Troyes, France
Star Sign: Aries

Died: January 12, 1700 (aged 79)

Historical Events in the Life of Marguerite Bourgeoys

  • 1698-07-01 Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal founded by Marguerite Bourgeoys canonically constituted a community
  • 1982-10-31 Pope John Paul II canonizes Canadian Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal, as a saint

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