Prayers, Quips and Quotes: St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, Feast Day January 12


St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

The feast day of St. Marguerite Bourgeoye is celebrated on January 12.  She was a Canadian missionary.

St. Marguerite Bourgeoye was born in Troyes, France in 1620.  She died in 1700. After her mother’s death at the age of 19, she consecrated herself to the service of God.  Eventually she became a missionary in Canada.  She established a school for Indian girls in Montreal and became known as “Mother of the Colony”.  She spent her time teaching the poor, the natives and young girls.

St. Marguerite co-founded the Congregation of Notre-Dame.    St. Marguerite Bourgeoye was canonized on October 31, 1982.


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