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.
- 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