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Celebrating Marguerite’s Feast Day in Mexico

On the feast of Marguerite, I found myself at daily mass in our old mission church. I am a lone Congregation of Notre Dame presence in this town in the hills of central Mexico. Around me were the beautiful Mexican people so steeped in faith and love, joy and courage. These are the poor, the little people who are ignored and have no voice... they are the elderly with no income, the children who cannot get an education, mothers who give their food to their children before they eat. So many struggling poor families yet brave and happy with the little they have.

Before communion they turn to me. La Paz del señor este siempre contigo.

"The Lord hears the cry of the poor, blessed be the Lord". Psalm 34

Frances Connell, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico


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Truro Associates Gather to Celebrate Marguerite

On January12, 2016, the Truro associates gathered at the home of Joan Fraser to celebrate the Feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys! There was music, shared prayer, with 'exerpts' from the "suggested program" to honour St. Marguerite. There was a lovely Gospel Reading and sharing of the written word. Then, we all shared and read the wonderful writing Sr. Pat Simpson did on St. Marguerite, entitled "She Went on Her Way Rejoicing: Marguerite’s Gift of Joy to Us.” We concluded with discussion, shared Intentions, fellowship, and refreshments We surely enjoyed Marguerite's Gift of Joy to us.


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Feast of St Marguerite Celebrated in Sydney, NS

To the chorus of the hymn to St. Marguerite Bourgeoys written by Sister Rita Clare, many Congregation of Notre Dame sisters and associates and laity paid respect on her feast day. The church St. Marguerite Bourgeoys named in honor of her patroness Saint Marguerite celebrated a mass and exposition of her relic on Jan 12, 2016 in Sydney, N.S. Father Bill Burke expressed his joy in such a large crowd attending this mass on a cold winter's night. 

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