Marguerite Bourgeoys and Montreal, 1640-1665 (Mcgill-queen's Studies in the History of Religion)
Marguerite Bourgeoys and Montreal, 1640-1665 (Mcgill-queen's Studies in the History of Religion) by Patricia Simpson
Marguerite Bourgeoys and Montreal, 1640-1665 (Mcgill-queen's Studies in the History of Religion) Author: Patricia Simpson
Title: Marguerite Bourgeoys and Montreal, 1640-1665 (Mcgill-queen's Studies in the History of Religion)
ISBN: 0773516417
ISBN13: 978-0773516410
Other Formats: lrf lrf mbr mobi
Pages: 247 pages
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press; 1 edition (April 14, 1997)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1292 kb
Size EPUB version: 1328 kb
Subcategory: Americas




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.