Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Quebec nun declared venerable by Pope

Venerable Marie Elisabeth Turgeon

A Canadian religious woman is on her way to sainthood. Pope Francis recognized the heroic virtues of Servant of God Marie Elisabeth Turgeon. The Quebec-born religious founded the Sisters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of St. Germain in Rimouski Quebec.

The order dedicated itself to teaching and training other women to become teachers. She died in 1881 in Rimouski, Quebec. The Congregation of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary is still active today in Quebec, Labrador, the United States, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

The Canadian nun will now be known as Venerable Marie Elisabeth Turgeon.

Read the Catholic Register story about her life.

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