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 Congr?gation of Notre Dame.
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About the Author
Patricia Simpson is coordinator of research services at the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum in Old Montreal, the author of Marguerite Bourgeoys and Montreal, 1640-1665, and co-author of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours: A Chapel and Its Neighbourhood.