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L'Isle-Verte in Rivière-du-Loup MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

Le couvent du Saint-Rosaire / The Saint-Rosaire Convent

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
1. Le couvent du Saint-Rosaire / The Saint-Rosaire Convent Marker
Inscription.  

Le promoteur

À son arrivée à L'Isle-Verte, en 1920, le chanoine J.-Alphonse Verreau (devenu Monseigneur en 1928) trouve l'école du village et le troisième presbytère dans un état lamentable. C'est alors qu'il prononce ces mots restés célèbres : les enfants d'abord, moi ensuite.

La construction

En 1922, cette école impressionnante est érigée au coût de 40 000 $. Confiée aux Sœurs du Saint-Rosaire, elle ouvre ses portes aux élèves, filles et garçons, en 1923. La cloche, "Joseph-Alphonse, Marie, Ovide" prend sa place dans le clocher la même année. Le nom de la directrice-fondatrice se perpétue : Régina Boucher, dite Sœur Marie-de-St-Ovide.

L'Isle Verte entretient un souvenir reconnaissant à l'égard des Soeurs du Saint-Rosaire.

La Villa Rose-des-Vents

Une telle institution ne meurt pas. Depuis 1994, la Villa Rose-des-Vents offre des logements aux personnes âgées, grâce aux contributions de la population et des gouvernements.

[Les légendes des photos lues]
• Régina Boucher, dite soeur Marie-de-St-Ovide, directrice-fondatrice.

• Le couvent à l'ouverture en septembre 1923.

Le couvent du Saint-Rosaire / The Saint-Rosaire Convent and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
2. Le couvent du Saint-Rosaire / The Saint-Rosaire Convent and Marker
On y comptait 274 élèves inscrits.

Merci de respecter la propriété privée

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The Founder

Upon his arrival to L'Isle-Verte in 1920, the Canon J.-Alphonse Verreau (who became Monsignor in 1928) found the village school and the third presbytery in a disastrous state. His famous words were : The children first, ... me later.

The Construction

In 1922, this impressive school was built at a cost of $40,000. Entrusted to Les Soeurs de Saint- Rosaire [The Sisters of the Holy Rosary], it opened its doors to both boys and girls in 1923. The bell, "Joseph-Alphonse, Marie, Ovide" was raised the same year. The first principal was Regina Boucher, known as Soeur [Sister] Marie-de-St-Ovide.

L'Isle-Verte gratefully remembers Les Sœurs du Saint-Rosaire.

The Villa Rose-des-Vents

Such an institution can change, but does not die. Since 1994, the Villa Rose-des-Vents has offered apartments to the elderly, thanks to the contributions of the Governments and the population.

[Photo captions read]
• First principal, Régina Boucher, known as Soeur [Sister] Marie-de-St-Ovide.

• September 1923 school's opening, 274 students enrolled.

Thank you for respecting this private property


 
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Le couvent du Saint-Rosaire / The Saint-Rosaire Convent image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
3. Le couvent du Saint-Rosaire / The Saint-Rosaire Convent
La Corporation de développement économique et touristique de L'Isle-Verte. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Location. 48° 0.861′ N, 69° 20.177′ W. Marker is in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec, in Rivière-du-Loup MRC. Marker is on rue Saint-Jean Baptiste just north of rue la Noraye, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, L'Isle-Verte, Quebec G0L 1K0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. L'Église / The Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Les magasins Rioux / The Rioux Shops (approx. 16.7 kilometers away); L'Institutionnel Église - Couvent - Presbytère (approx. 17.2 kilometers away); Le Cheval Noir / The Black Horse (approx. 17.2 kilometers away); L'île-aux-Basques / Isle of the Basques (approx. 17.2 kilometers away); 100e anniversaire de l'église Notre-Dame-des-Neiges (approx. 17.2 kilometers away); CJFP (approx. 24.8 kilometers away); John McLoughlin (approx. 24.8 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Histoire de la municipalité l'Isle-Verte. (Submitted on November 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionEducationMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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