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FEAST OF ST. MARGUERITE PARISH

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish in Brookfield held a brunch on Sunday from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. St. Marguerite was honored by an 8th grader who dressed up like her and went around to the tables passing out Holy Cards and Prayer Cards. The DVD that was made was used and played in three locations continuously. There was a nice turnout. On Tuesday, there was a Mass televised in Honor of St. Marguerite. Five of our sisters attend along with Father Richardson who gave the sermon on her life.

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Good news from the Congregation of Notre Dame Sisters

A new and delightful biography of their founder is now available, The Seed that Became a Garden: The Story of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys by Louise Finn, CND and illustrated by Francis Back. Geared to young adults and older, it tells how Marguerite left her home in France as a young single woman to travel to 17th-century Canada. Her amazing adventures will expand your vision of her world—and our own. Available at Amazon as a paperback and Kindle, and at B&N as a Nook, the book can also be purchased at ST. PAULS, SI, NY (1-800-343-2522). Thank you, Sr. Louise Finn

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Newsletter in honour of the Feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys!

Today, we celebrate the Feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the foundress of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame. We are incredibly fortunate to have eight Sisters of the CND here at St. Jean's. In various and important capacities, our Sisters energetically lead our SJB High School community, steer our students toward great academic achievement, manage building operations and keep us true to our mission of "educating young women of diverse strengths and backgrounds while developing women of faith, service, leadership and empowering our young women to participate actively in the transformation of society for a more just world." I invite you to meet our Sisters and learn how they were called to serve and how they have dedicated their lives to education.

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