- Born: April 17, 1620
- Canonized: October 31, 1982
- Feast Day: January 12th
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Hymn to St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
Sr. Rita Clare
St. Marguerite of Canada, Your praise we proudly sing,
Your Constancy, your spirit free, inspired the colonists of Ville Marie,
Your charity embraced both friend and foe, the love of God you wanted all to know, the light of truth you planted firm, in this fair Land of Canada
St. Marguerite of Canada, You travelled sea to sea,
In search of workers to sow the seeds of truth and learning in Ville Marie.
Your trust in God withstood all trial and pain,
Your only prayer, “May God’s Kingdom reign”,
You legacy a sisterhood to spread the gospel in New France.
St. Marguerite of Canada, the work which you began,
Has spread to countries far and wide to Africa and to Japan
Your holiness our Mother Church proclaims,
With her we praise and glorify God’s Name,
We sing our joy and gratitude, St. Marguerite of Canada
St. Marguerite of Canada, This church which bears your name
Will nourish truth and faith and love, in the hearts of all who seek the same.
Your sisters labored faithfully and long, their work of education will go on,
The torch they lit continues bright, in this our own Cape Breton home.