Marguerite Bourgeoys and the Congregation of Notre Dame, 1665-1700

December 12, 2005|
Marguerite Bourgeoys and the Congregation of Notre Dame, 1665-1700 by Patricia Simpson
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Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700) was canonized in 1982. Patricia Simpson goes beyond myth and hagiography to explore Bourgeoys's dream of establishing a radically new religious community of women, recounting her thirty-year struggle to obtain official recognition for the Congregation of Notre Dame. Simpson shows that the order faced great resistance from the male church hierarchy despite the fact that the pioneer society depended on the work of the Congregation. The order was particularly important in assuming the guardianship of many
Patricia Simpson is coordinator of research services at the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum in Old Montreal, the author of Marguerite Bourgeoys and Montreal, 1640-1665, and co-author of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours: A Chapel and Its Neighbourhood.
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Title:Marguerite Bourgeoys and the Congregation of Notre Dame, 1665-1700
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9.1 X 6.3 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.1 X 6.3 X 1.2 in
Published:December 12, 2005
Publisher:McGill-Queen's University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780773529700

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