January 12 – Saint Marguerite Bourgeous: Patron Saint Against Poverty

Saint Marguerite Bourgeous, Patron Saint against Poverty

Extract from Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620 – 1698): “St. Marguerite Bourgeoys has been described as a woman of dreams and action, despite her frail health. She was known for her obedience to God and for her perseverance in carrying out His desires despite the many obstacles and hardships she faced. . . . through the inspiration of the Blessed Virgin Mary, she consecrated her life to God and became a member of the Extern Congregation of Troy, a group of women who were dedicated to teaching the poor children of the town. It was during this apostolate that she first sensed a call to missionary work. In 1652, Monsieur de Maisonneuve, founder and governor of Ville Marie (Canada) returned to France and asked Marguerite to volunteer her services to teach French and Indian children in the new settlement begun in New France. Our Lady told her, ‘Go, I will not forsake you’ which confirmed Marguerite’s call. With this assurance, Marguerite left Troy and sailed across the ocean to this new young colony. . . .Pope Pius XII beatified Marguerite Burgeoys on November 12, 1950. Pope John Paul II canonized her on October 31, 1982, making her Canada’s first woman saint.~ An excerpt from Gold in the Furnace by Jean M. Heimann copyright 2004 Quote: Our Lady’s love is like a stream that has its source in the Eternal Fountains, quenches the thirst of all, can never be drained, and ever flows back to its Source.”See PICTURE of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys. See also: Marguerite Bourgeoys (Multilingual), Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700)-biography (EN), Saint Marguerite Bourgeous (EN) Margarita Bourgeoys, Santa (SP), Santa Margherita (Marguerite) Bourgeoys (IT), Ste-Marguerite Bourgeois, fete et biographie de sa vie (FR), ŚW. MAŁGORZATA (PO). VIDEO: Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys. Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys PRAYER.

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. (Name) on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Warehouse Fire Disaster in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) (December 28, 2010) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions:  January 3 – January 16, 2010.

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