Size: 3/4 inch
Material: Sterling silver
This hard-to-find medal shows St Marguerite Bourgeoys wearing a humble headscarf with her hands clasped in prayer. The reverse shows a heavenly crown with the inscription “Fondatrice de la Congregation de Notre Dame de Montreal – Beatification 12 Nov. 1950” (Founder of the Congregation of Our Lady of Montreal)
St Marguerite was born in 1620 in Troyes, France. After being turned away from several religious orders, she accepted an invitation to teach children in Ville Marie, Canada (now Montreal). She opened her first school in 1658, and after recruiting other women to join her, began the religious order “The Congregation of Notre Dame”. The sisters also opened a vocational school, taught Native American girls and accepted two Native American women into their congregation. At Age 69 Marguerite walked from Montreal to Quebec to open a school thre. She died in 1699.
The medal was cast in sterling silver from an antique medal in the Rosa Mystica Collection so it shows all the beauty and history of the original piece. It comes with a matching holy card in an organza gift bag, ready for gift-giving, and was made in the USA.
St Marguerite Bourgeoys is the patron of:
Against death of parents