The Martha Spirituality Centre at SDU Place is hosting Sr. Elizabeth Dunn as she gives a presentation on the life and witness of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys of Montreal.
It will be held on Monday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
The presentation is the fourth offering in a Canada 150 Catholic Faith Heritage Series focusing on some recognized Canadian saints.
Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700) canonized in 1982, founded the first school in Montreal and one of the first uncloistered religious communities of women known as The Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame.
Born and raised in Troyes, France, Marguerite came to Ville-Marie in 1642. She was committed to the belief that the world would be a better place if people learned to understand one another and worked together to build a better church and a better society, especially for women and children. The presentation will look at Saint Marguerite and her life with a view to see how people today can live out her ideals as they apply to present day living.
Presenter Sister Elizabeth Dunn, CND is a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame. With a background in education for many years both as a teacher and an administrator at the board level and a background in pastoral ministry, she is presently the pastoral assistant in the Bishop MacEachern Pastoral Unit in the Montague area.
All are welcome to attend but call 902-367-3103 or message firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat as space is limited. A Free will offering to support spiritual programming will be accepted.