Sr. Elizabeth Dunn will give a presentation on the life and witness of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys of Montreal, the fourth offering in a Canada 150 Catholic Faith Heritage Series focusing on some recognized Canadian saints.
The session will be presented at the Martha Spirituality Centre, at SDU Place in Charlottetown on Monday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.
Bourgeoys (1620-1700) canonized in 1982, founded the first school in Montreal and one of the first uncloistered religious communities of women known as The Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame.
Born and raised in Troyes, France, she came to Ville-Marie in 1642. She was committed to the belief that the world would be a better place if people learned to understand one another and worked together to build a better church and a better society, especially for women and children.
Sr. Dunn’s presentation will examine Saint Marguerite and her life to see how her ideals as can be applied to present-day living.
Sr. Dunn, CND, is a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame. With a background in education for many years both as a teacher and an administrator at the board level and a background in pastoral ministry, she is currently the pastoral assistant in the Bishop MacEachern Pastoral Unit in the Montague area.
All are welcome, but call 902-367-3103 or message firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat. Freewill offerings to support spiritual programming will be accepted.