Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys

Bourgeoys (1620-1700), founder of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame de Montréal, was publicly revered as a saint before her death. Her vision of the Christ in all children, particularly girls, helped change the image of the child and of women in France and Quebec.

Pierre Le Ber
c. 1700
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