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Marguerite Bourgeoys Historic Site reopens on June 22

Starting June 22, the Marguerite Bourgeoys Historic Site will once again be offering an experience to delight visitors from Montréal and across Quebec.

Every precaution has been taken to ensure employees’ and visitors’ health and safety, and the new permanent exhibition, Meet Marguerite!, is ready in time for summer. Executive Director Jean-François Royal noted that he and his team had a good example to follow. “I have to say that we had an excellent model of perseverance to inspire us. Marguerite Bourgeoy’s life and work are an invaluable and inspiring legacy for Quebeckers.”

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News from Visitation Province (Canada)

Visitation Encounter!

On May 31st, the Feast of Visitation and Feast of Pentecost, Associates and Sisters of Blessed Sacrament and Visitation Provinces came together on Zoom to celebrate this special Feast Day during the 400th Anniversary year of St Marguerite Bourgeoys’s birth.

400th Anniversary Retreat

Woodstock, NB Hosted a “Silent No More” March

Mabou Associate Celebrates Marguerite’s 400th Anniversary

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Letter from a niece to her CND aunt…

In the wake of the death of George Floyd and the worldwide protest that followed, a CND Sister reached out to her niece, a mother of grown biracial children. She shares the response from her niece – a powerful testimony that will nourish our reflection and prayer. She writes:

So I’ve given your request a lot of thought because I don’t want to come off as a crazy person. But this is a subject that I feel very passionate about and it boils my blood. 

I can’t speak on how it feels to be a black person, but I can speak on being the parent of a black man (3 of them, as you know). I’ve experienced racism on a different level, than they have.

I’ve had to witness them be targeted by other people, police, and yes even at their jobs. And it hurts.

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