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Marie-Rose Durocher
(Eulalie Durocher) 1811-1849
Foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Eulalie Durocher was born in Saint Antoine-sur-Richelieu on
October 6, 1811. Housekeeper at the rectory in Beloeil and facilitator of pastoral activities from 1831 to 1843, she saw the great need for instruction of youth. Girls especially received little schooling.


At the request of Bishop Ignace Bourget, she went to Longueuil to found a new teaching community with her companions Henriette Céré and Mélodie Dufresne.

On December 8, 1844, the three foundresses made their religious profession in the church of Longueuil. In this same church,
on October 6, 1849, Bishop Ignace Bourget presided at the funeral of Mother Marie-Rose, who died on October 6 at the age of thirty-eight.

By her faith, her judgment and her apostolic creativity, this woman had a great influence on the society and the Church of Quebec. A born educator, she knew how to develop people's gifts and how to open her congregation to the future.

She was beatified in Rome by Pope John Paul II on May 23, 1982, and her remains are now at the Cocathedral of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue, in Longueuil.

   

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT:

Biography
of Marie-Rose
Durocher


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Marie-Rose Centre

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Key Moments

of the life of
Marie-Rose
Durocher

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On May 1, 2004, the tomb of Marie-Rose
Durocher was transferred to
a new
location called

Chapelle
Marie-Rose



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Saint-Antoine-
sur-Richelieu

Commemorative Garden

(Open to public.)
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