St. Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700)
Marguerite spent many of her early years caring for her family after her parents died. In 1653, she left France for Canada, where she became a teacher. She opened a school and founded the Congregation of Notre Dame, which welcomed several Native American women to its ranks.

Reflections from the Saints

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.
– St. Marguerite Bourgeoys