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Nicolet in Nicolet-Yamaska MRC, Quebec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
 

Les Soeurs de l’Assomption de la Sainte Vierge

Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 
 
Les Soeurs de l’Assomption de la Sainte Vierge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen St. Denis, July 1, 2000
1. Les Soeurs de l’Assomption de la Sainte Vierge Marker
Inscription.  

Dans le climat de ferveur suscité par le renouveau religieux des années 1840 au Québec, des femmes énergiques et zélées établirent plusieurs communautés à vocation sociale. Ainsi, en 1853, Léocadie Bourgeois et ses compagnes fondaient à Saint-Grégoire, près de Nicolet, la Congrégation des Soeurs de l'Assomption de la Vierge, vouée à l'enseignement. Ces religieuses essaimèrent rapidement en Amérique du Nord et sur d'autres continents, optant souvent, au Canada, pour les régions de colonisation et de mission, afin de mettre les bienfaits de l'éducation à la portée de tous.

As a result of the religious revival that swept through Quebec in the 1840s, energetic, dedicated women established a number of religious communities devoted to education and social service. In 1853 Léocadie Bourgeois and her companions founded the Congregation of the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, committed to education in Saint-Grégoire, near Nicolet. The community quickly spread throughout North America and overseas, often working in remote settlements and missions to make the benefits of education accessible to all.
Collège Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption (CNDA), the former Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Assumption image. Click for full size.
By Stephen St. Denis, circa September 1, 2005
2. Collège Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption (CNDA), the former Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Assumption
The marker is at the lower left corner of the photo.

 
Erected 1988 by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada – Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionEducationWomen.
 
Location. 46° 13.718′ N, 72° 37.292′ W. Marker is in Nicolet, Quebec, in Nicolet-Yamaska MRC. Marker can be reached from Rue Saint Jean Baptiste 0 kilometers north of Québec Route 132 (Boulevard Louis-Fréchette). The marker is at the front of the Collège Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption (CNDA), the former Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Maison Mère des Soeurs de l'Assomption de la Sainte-Vierge). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 Rue Saint Jean Baptiste, Nicolet, Quebec J3T 1H4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Grand Dérangement (approx. 9.8 kilometers away); Bref Historique du Canon de la Baie-du-Febvre (approx. 13 kilometers away).
 
Léocadie Bourgeois 1831-1858 Founder of the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin image. Click for full size.
file photo from the Sisters of the Assumption web site, circa 1855
3. Léocadie Bourgeois 1831-1858 Founder of the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Stephen St. Denis of Worcester, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Stephen St. Denis of Worcester, Massachusetts. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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