350 Years of History

Copy of the deliberation for the building of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel - page 2

Copy of the deliberation for the building of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel - page 2, Ville-Marie (Montreal), New France (Quebec), [after 1675]. Archives Congrégation de Notre-Dame –- Montréal.

Students at the École Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs library with Sister Estelle Laliberté (Sister Saint-Mathias-Marie) and Sister Marie-Alice Vallée (Sister Saint-Albert-du-Carmel)

Students at the École Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs library with Sister Estelle Laliberté (Sister Saint-Mathias-Marie) and Sister Marie-Alice Vallée (Sister Saint-Albert-du-Carmel), Montreal, Quebec, 1966. Photography : Maurice Nystrom. Archives Congrégation de Notre-Dame – Montréal.

Collège Sacré-Cœur Campus

Collège Sacré-Cœur Campus, Makak, Cameroun, [after 1970]. Archives Congrégation de Notre-Dame – Montréal.

Making Sainte-Catherine toffee

Making Sainte-Catherine toffee, [Quebec], [19-]. Archives Congrégation de Notre-Dame –- Montréal.

Taffy is a mixture of sugar and molasses that is cooked, cooled and then pulled into ropes until it is a bright golden yellow. It is then cut into bite-sized pieces and placed in wrappers. The origin of this candy is not well known but legend has it that Marguerite Bourgeoys made it to attract children, among them, Amerindian children, whom she wanted to teach. Molasses taffy is traditionally connected to the Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria, patron saint of schoolchildren and young unmarried women, celebrated on November 25 in French Canada and by many Catholics throughout the world. The tradition continues and some religious Sisters and families still prepare this taffy today.

Sister Louise Bouffard (Sainte-Louise-Marie) with children at Institut pédagogique

Sister Louise Bouffard (Sainte-Louise-Marie) with children at Institut pédagogique, Montreal, Quebec, [196-?]. Photography : Studio O. Allard. Archives Congrégation de Notre-Dame – Montréal.

Sewing session with the mothers of the village

Sewing session with the mothers of the village, Cameroun, [after 1970]. Archives Congrégation de Notre-Dame – Montréal.

Sister Mary Corbett leading the choir

Sister Mary Corbett leading the choir, Quezaltenango, Guatemala, [199-?]. Archives Congrégation de Notre-Dame – Montréal.

Certificate presented to Sister Maura Nestor (Saint Maura Regina) in recognition of her work

Certificate presented to Sister Maura Nestor (Saint Maura Regina) in recognition of her work, Connecticut, United States, 1967. Archives Congrégation de Notre-Dame – Montréal.

This certificate was presented to Sister Maura Nestor (Saint Maura Regina) by the Connecticut Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities in recognition of her leadership in the field of education to bring about a better understanding of the employment of the handicapped.

Notre-Dame-de-Bellevue boarding school brochure

Notre-Dame-de-Bellevue boarding school brochure, Quebec, Quebec, 1979-1980. Archives Congrégation de Notre-Dame – Montréal.

Margaret Searson (Saint Mary) teaches English to grade nine students

Margaret Searson (Saint Mary) teaches English to grade nine students, Olintepeque, Guatemala, [199-?]. Archives Congrégation de Notre-Dame – Montréal.

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