Birth and baptism of Eulalie-Melanie Durocher at St-Antoine-sur-Richelieu,
1831 to 1843
Eulalie Durocher lives at Beloeil where her brother Theophile
is pastor. Eulalie manages his household, acts as hostess, and
gains experience in the exercise of leadership. At the same time
she acquires a broader view of the needs of society at that time.
Arrival of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Canada. Father Pierre-Adrien
Telmon becomes Eulalie Durocher's spiritual director.
1842 May 26
Canonical establishment at Beloeil, by Father Telmon, O.M.I.,
of the first Congregation of the Children of Mary in Canada for
children of the parishes. Eulalie Durocher is elected president
and exercises the role of spiritual animator.
At the request of Bishop Ignace Bourget, Eulalie Durocher
founds a new religious Congregation dedicated to the Christian
education of youth.
1843 October 28
Eulalie Durocher and her two companions, Mélodie Dufresne
and Henriette Céré, begin their postulate at Longueuil
under the direction of Father Jean-Marie Francois Allard, O.M.I.
1844 February 28
The three postulants begin their Novitiate and receive their religious
names: Eulalie Durocher (Sister Marie-Rose); Mélodie Dufresne
(Sister Marie-Agnes); Henriette Céré (Sister Marie-Madeleine).
1844 December 8
Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The three novices make profession
of poverty, chastity and obedience. Bishop Bourget names Sister
Marie-Rose first superior of the Congregation.
1846 August 15
Profession of perpetual vows by the three foundresses: Sisters
Marie-Rose, Marie-Agnes and Marie-Madeleine, along with Sisters
Veronica of the Crucifix and Therese-de-Jesus.
1849 October 6
Death of Mother Marie-Rose, foundress of our Congregation.
Other important dates
1927 November 9
Beginning of the first phase of the proceedings for the cause
of Mother Marie-Rose.
1972 October 7
Official introduction of the cause for beatification of Mother
Marie-Rose by Pope Paul VI.
1979 July 13
Decree on the heroic virtues of Mother Marie-Rose. Pope John Paul
II declares her Venerable.
1982 May 23
Beatification of Mother Marie-Rose by Pope John Paul II in Rome.
She is given the official name of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher.
2004 May 1
The transfer of the tomb of Marie-Rose Durocher from the Motherhouse
in Outremont to the Cocathedral Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue in Longueuil.
In the right transept of the Cocathedral, the Chapelle Marie-Rose
was built in her honor.
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