Description : This is a story of pioneering courage and compassion in the New World. Jeanne dreamed of devoting her life to caring for others. In 1641, she courageously gave up her comfortable middle-class life in France to journey to the French colonies, today's province of Quebec.
Description : St Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700), canonized in 1982, is a key figure in Canadian and religious history as founder of the first school in Montreal and the Congregation de Notre-Dame de Montreal, one of the first uncloistered religious communities of women. In this biography Patricia Simpson goes behind the mist of myth and hagiography surrounding Marguerite Bourgeoys to reveal her true character. Marguerite Bourgeoys and Montreal documents her life in France and in the struggling settlement of Ville-Marie (present-day Montreal) in New France, placing her life within the larger historical context of the time and highlighting the role of women in society and the church.
Description : A feminist re-reading of the Quebec literary tradition, from Laure Conan and Gabrielle Roy to contemporary figures such as France Théoret and Régine Robin.
Description : These biographies of Canadians are arranged chronologically by date of death. Entries in each volume are listed alphabetically, with bibliographies of source material and an index to names.