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Marguerite Bourgeoys and the Congregation of Notre-Dame, 1665-1700 [electronic resource] /
Patricia Simpson.
imprint
Montréal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2005]
description
[xxvii], 292 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0773529705 (hard : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Montréal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2005]
isbn
0773529705 (hard : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10515520
 
Includes bibliographical references ( p. [267]-281) and index.
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"A powerful biography offering a creative and realistic rethinking of the life of Bourgeoys that challenges uncritical assessments."
"In Simpson's unprecedented biography, Bourgeoys is shown to be one of the outstanding figures - and quite possibly the outstanding woman - of the founding generation of New France." Elizabeth Rapley, University of Ottawa"A powerful biography offering a creative and realistic rethinking of the life of Bourgeoys that challenges uncritical assessments." Mark McGowan, St Michael's College, University of Toronto
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This sequel to 'Marguerite Bourgeoys and Montreal, 1640-1665' is concerned with the life of Marguerite Bourgeoys, from the end of the so-called "heroic age" of Montreal until her death.
Long Description
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 Congregation 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 Congregation. The order was particularly important in assuming the guardianship of many
Main Description
Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700), one of the founders of Montreal, was canonized in 1982. Patricia Simpson goes beyond myth and hagiography to explore Bourgeoys's dream of establishing a radical new kind of religious community dedicated to the education of women, recounting her thirty-year struggle to obtain official recognition for the Congregation of Notre Dame. In a nuanced analysis, 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 Congregation. 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 Congregation faced, which included natural disasters and the dangers schoolmistresses faced in trying to reach women and children in settlements throughout New France and as far away as Acadia.
Main Description
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. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Note on Translation and Names Usedp. xi
Introductionp. 3
A New Society Takes Shape, 1665-1670p. 11
Obtaining Royal Approval, 1670-1672p. 29
Wherever Charity or Need Required, 1672-1679p. 48
The Last Voyage to France, 1679-1680p. 72
Back to the Stable, 1680-1684p. 99
The Demands of a New Bishop, 1684-1689p. 114
The Dark Years, 1689-1694p. 138
The Question of the Rule, 1694-1698p. 166
Departure in Peace, 1698-1700p. 200
Representations of Marguerite Bourgeoysp. 215
Notesp. 235
Bibliographyp. 267
Indexp. 283
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