A Woman of Valour: The Biography of Marie-Louise Bouchard by Claire Trépanier

By Claire Trépanier

The biography of Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle tells the tale of a tender Canadian lady from a humble historical past on the flip of the 20 th century. She found love with the priest of her village. After 3 little ones and 15 years of satisfied existence jointly, her husband back to the priesthood, ahead of the good Depression.--Tr?panier narrates this courageous woman's fight to elevate their young children by myself, citing questions on the required celibacy of Catholic clergymen and the prestige of girls within the Catholic Church. --Claire Trepanier lives in Ottawa. She is retired from a occupation in overseas improvement and has co-authored and co-hosted a television series.--"This is the biography of a unprecedented girl who had the braveness to totally include her love for a clergyman, realizing all of the consequences." -Laurier L. LaPierre -

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They placed all their confidence in him. His appearance in a home never failed to bring comfort, consolation and new hope. He settled quarrels and renewed their courage. He was indulgent towards sinners, but was a staunch enemy to sin himself under any of its forms. He roused the sluggish and encouraged the timid. He liked clean fun, and this was very necessary to the men of the prairies. Wherever he went, he left a ray of sunshine. indd 29 29 3/5/10 9:41:20 PM Vernon, British Columbia Father Roy is therefore assigned to St.

Monsignor Taché, who lived for more than twenty years among the Métis, understands their concerns and tries to sensitize the Canadian government representatives but to no avail. Nevertheless, negotiations between Riel’s provisional government and Canada come to a conclusion and, on 12 May 1870, Manitoba becomes the Canadian Confederation’s fifth province. However, the Canadian government having refused to grant him amnesty, Riel is forced into exile in the United States. Monsignor Taché, still convinced of the importance of increasing the French-speaking population in the West, launches a campaign to entice francophone settlers to the Northwest Territories.

Fiercely independent, they both like to be master of their own decisions and they are both gifted in organizing communities. But their tempers differ greatly: Napoléon is impetuous, and Joseph is gentle. Napoléon expresses himself with a fiery discourse whereas Joseph has learned the art of listening. It is surely during these visits that Father Roy and Marie-Louise discover the undeniable pleasure of seeing and talking with one another. The priest appreciates Marie-Louise’s quick wit and her playful banter.

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