Arrival of the Ursulines and the Sisters of Charity in New France

Arrival of the Ursulines and the Sisters of Charity in New France

In 1639, Marie de l'Incarnation left the Ursulines of Tours in order to found an Ursuline order in New France. The convent which she established was an integral part of expanding French territory, educating young girls, and anchoring the nascent community around the message and life of Jesus.

Sister Marie-de-Jésus
Photo : François Lachapelle
c. 1928
Painting
PMA:J99.1626.
© Musée des Ursulines de Québec.


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