Statue

Life-size statue of Marguerite d’Youville with wax head and resin hands.

  • Accession Number 2021.56.05
  • Period 21st century
  • Materials fiber, metal, plastic, wax
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Historical context

Marie-Marguerite Dufrost De Lajemmerais was born in Varennes in 1751. She married François-Madeleine d’Youville and had six children, only two of whom survived. Her husband died when she was just 28. From then on, she devoted herself to helping the poor. In 1737, she joined forces with Marie-Louise Thaumur de La Source, Catherine Cusson and Marie-Catherine Demers Dessermont to form the Sisters of Charity. A few months later, they o...

  • Accession Number 2021.56.05
  • Period 21st century
  • Materials fiber, metal, plastic, wax
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection,2021.056.005
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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