Ursulines

   A religious order of women, in the Roman Catholic Church, founded in 1535 at Brescia, by Angela Merici. The order was established in France in 1584, and spread to Germany and other European countries. In 1639 four members of the order, Madame de la Peltrie, Marie de l'Incarnation, Marie de St. Bernard, and another not named, sailed from Dieppe for Quebec, where they were lodged at first in wooden huts, in what is now the Lower Town. Three years later, they took possession of the massive stone convent still occupied by the order.
   Index: L Establishment of convent, 8; Laval lodges with, for a time, 33; their educational work, 125; its great influence for good, 155; convent destroyed by fire, 210. F Foundation of convent, 28, 30; Marguerite Bourgeoys urged to join, 39. WM Take refuge in general hospital, 115; and render assistance there, 153; return to their convent, 237.
   Bib.: Les Ursulines de Québec.

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