Anniversary of the canonization of Marguerite d’Youville

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Twenty-nine years ago today, on December 9, 1990, Pope John Paul II canonized Marguerite d’Youville, the first saint born in Canada. Here are a few pictures of the event.

The moment when Cardinal Felici makes the request for canonization. Behind him, we see Mr. Constand Bouchaud, p.s.s., postulator of the cause. The pope is accompanied by Cardinals Paul Poupart and Jacques Martin – Source of the document: ASGM,J,8,6,07 Marguerite d’Youville Fund, Canonization, December 9, 1990
Canonization ceremony of Marguerite d’Youville, December 9, 1990, Rome – Document source: AMY,J,8,6
Banner of Marguerite d’Youville that had been hung on the façade of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome – Document source: ASGM,J,8,6,03 Marguerite d’Youville Fund, Canonization, December 9, 1990
Decree of canonization of Marguerite d’Youville – Source: AMY, J, 8, 2, 36 Decree of canonization, 1990
Blue scarf worn during the celebrations for the canonization of Marguerite d’Youville, in Rome, December 9, 1990 – Source: Scarf, Collections of the Grey Nuns of Montreal, 2000.106