They’re an aging community and their future in Alberta remains uncertain. But the Congregation of Notre Dame sisters are still continuing the pioneering legacy of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, 400 years after the saint was born.

Sister Marie Clarkin

Sister Marie Clarkin, one of only three CND sisters still in Alberta, often thinks of the courage and devotion of the French saint, who came to Canada in 1653 armed only with a desire to spread the Gospel and help others. St. Marguerite ministered to many First Nations of Ontario and Quebec. She also established the first school in Quebec.

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