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Marguerite Bourgeoys and Montreal, 1640-1665 (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion, Series Two)

Marguerite Bourgeoys and Montreal, 1640-1665 (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion, Series Two)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780773516076
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
  • Release Date: Apr 15, 1997
  • Edition: illustrated edition
  • Pages: 247 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.50 x 9.50 x 1.00 inches

Overview

Born and raised in Troyes, France, in 1653 Marguerite Bourgeoys came as a new recruit to de Maisonneuve's tiny and beleaguered settlement of Ville-Marie, founded in 1642 as a Christian missionary society. These early years in New France marked a special period in her life. Firmly committed to the belief that the world would be a better place if people learned to understand one another, she worked to build a better church and a better society, especially for women and children. Marguerite Bourgeoys's life story teaches us about tolerance and compassion, ideals that are no less important now than three centuries ago.

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