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Following Marguerite’s Footsteps in France

In 1981, after an absence of more than 300 years, Marguerite Bourgeoys returned to her native city of Troyes in the person of several of her daughters in the CND. It was a real return to the source! A second community in France was formed in 1989 in Estissac, 20 km. from Troyes, near the village of Monsieur de Maisonneuve, Co-Founder of Montreal.

We go to:

  • children and young adults
  • mothers and families
  • elderly, sick and handicapped persons
  • parish and diocesan councils
  • other congregations of Sisters.

We go out to other persons, but we welcome them as well. At the Marguerite Bourgeoys Cultural Center, Sisters and volunteers are always ready to help you learn, reflect, visit, or pray with us as you wish. Thus the CNDs of France are both Mary and Elizabeth, going out to visit and welcoming; in this way we “walk in the footsteps of Marguerite Bourgeoys in Troyes” both literally and figuratively.

If you'd like to know us better, please come to 10, rue de l'Isle or 38, rue Georges Clémenceau in Troyes; or 8, rue Gambetta in Estissac.

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