The Congregation of Notre-Dame in 18th Century Louisbourg (Heritage Notes No. 7) – by A.J.B. Johnston (edited by Bill O’Shea)

The Congregation of Notre-Dame in 18th Century Louisbourg

By A.J.B. Johnston (edited by Bill O’Shea)

First published by the Louisbourg Heritage Society in July 1995.

First on Cape Breton Island, then in exile in France, the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre-Dame served the people of Louisbourg for many decades. Their aim was to always educate young girl, and in that they were an unqualified success. The Sisters’ achievement was all the more remarkable in the light of the many difficulties and hardships they had to overcome.

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The writer:

William A. O’Shea was a researcher, historian, and manager for Parks Canada / Heritage Canada. His professional life was dedicated to learning more about and teaching Canada about the history of our country. One of his personal passions has always been to learn more about local histories and share them with the broader community. He was a founding member of the Louisbourg Heritage Society, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Louisbourg (Nova Scotia) and wrote many books and articles about the town of Louisbourg and the surrounding area. He called Louisbourg home for more than 30 years. Until his passing on October 14th, 2019, he resided in Cornwall, Ontario near his home town of Long Sault, Ontario. 

William A. O’Shea (Bill O’Shea) explaining the history of St. Rafael’s Ruins to Mai O’Shea in Glengarry, Ontario.

This site is maintained by Kevin O’Shea (son of Bill O’Shea).

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