Marguerite Bourgeoys et la Congrâegation de Notre-Dame, 1665-1700

Marguerite Bourgeoys et la Congrâegation de Notre-Dame, 1665-1700

eBook - 2007 | French
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McGill Queens Univ Pr
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 Congrégation 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 Congrégation. The order was particularly important in assuming the guardianship of many filles du roi - young women sent to New France under royal auspices to be married to the men of the colony. Simpson also examines the many difficulties the Congrégation faced, which included natural disasters and the dangers involved in trying to reach women and children in settlements throughout New France, as far away as Acadia.
This sequel to the early biography charts the establishment of a radically innovative religious community of uncloistered women - the first in the New World.

Publisher: Montrâeal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, Ă2007 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2010)
ISBN: 9780773575509
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 online resource ([xxiv], 303 pages : illustrations, portraits))


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