Date of issue of stamp: May 30, 1975
Designed by : Jacques Roy and based on a
1900 painting by Elmina Lachance owned by Centre marguerite-Bourgeoys,
Congrégation de Notre-Dame, Montréal, Québec.
13,400,000 Aston-Potter Ltd.
© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Born Troyes, France April 17, 1620. Died January
12, 1700. She Came to Canada as a nun to work in the colony of New France.
She would founded the Congregation de Notre-Dame de Montreal to encourage
young women to work for their community with Devine guidance. The Sisters
taught and set up schools in New France. Today the order has several
thousand members and has expanded their work to the USA and Japan.
Mother Marguerite Bourgeoys was canonized ( declared a Saint in the Roman
Catholic Church) in October 1982.