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Marguerite Bourgeoys
Date of issue of stamp: May 30, 1975
Designed by :  Jacques Roy and based on a 1900 painting by Elmina Lachance owned by Centre marguerite-Bourgeoys, Congrégation de Notre-Dame, Montréal, Québec.





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Marguerite Bourgeoys. Born Troyes, France April 17, 1620. Died January 12, 1700. She Came to Canada as a nun to work in the colony of New France. She would founded the Congregation de Notre-Dame de Montreal to encourage young women to work for their community with Devine guidance. The Sisters taught and set up schools in New France.  Today the order has several thousand members and has expanded their work to the USA and Japan.   Mother Marguerite Bourgeoys was canonized ( declared a Saint in the Roman Catholic Church) in October 1982.