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

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Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700) was canonized in 1982. This sequel to Patricia Simpson's biography of Bourgeoys' early life charts the establishment of a radically innovative religious community of uncloistered women-the first in the New World. Simpson goes beyond myth and hagiography to explore Bourgeoys' thirty-year struggle to obtain official recognition for the Congregation of Notre Dame.
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Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700) was canonized in 1982. This sequel to Patricia Simpson's biography of Bourgeoys' early life charts the establishment of a radically innovative religious community of uncloistered women-the first in the New World. Simpson goes beyond myth and hagiography to explore Bourgeoys' thirty-year struggle to obtain official recognition for the Congregation of Notre Dame.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Note on Translation and Names Used xi
Introduction 3
1 A New Society Takes Shape, 1665-1670 11
2 Obtaining Royal Approval, 1670-1672 29
3 Wherever Charity or Need Required, 1672-1679 48
4 The Last Voyage to France, 1679-1680 72
5 Back to the Stable, 1680-1684 99
6 The Demands of a New Bishop, 1684-1689 114
7 The Dark Years, 1689-1694 138
8 The Question of the Rule, 1694-1698 166
9 Departure in Peace, 1698-1700 200
Appendix Representations of Marguerite Bourgeoys 215
Notes 235
Bibliography 267
Index 283
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