In the Footsteps of a Founder

Creator(s): Centre historique des Soeurs de Notre-Dame du Bon-Conseil de Chicoutimi

At the beginning of the 20th century, nearly 1,000 nuns affiliated with les Soeurs de Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil of Chicoutimi braved adversity and hardship to bring learning and knowledge to the most remote areas of Quebec's Sagueanay Lac-Saint-Jean and Côte-Nord regions, as well as to Africa and Chile. The forward-minded sisters not only taught high school, but also trained the very teachers who would later aid them in their work. Following in the footsteps of the order's founder, Reverend Mother Françoise Simard, these sisters took an active part in helping develop today's Quebec and in moving it resolutely forward. This exhibit tells the inspirational story of their remarkable work.

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