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 chanced on love with the priest of her village. After 3 teenagers and 15 years of satisfied existence jointly, her husband again to the priesthood, previous to the good Depression.--Tr?panier narrates this courageous woman's fight to elevate their youngsters on my own, 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 profession in overseas improvement and has co-authored and co-hosted a television series.--"This is the biography of a rare girl who had the braveness to completely embody her love for a clergyman, figuring out all of the consequences." -Laurier L. LaPierre -
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The tone of his replies indicates how exasperated he is with the petty complaints about him and how hurt he is by Monsignor Langevin’s apparent lack of trust in him. The last three lines of his 2 May 1900 letter are a cry from his heart: “Let me tell you, Monsignor, that if you want to discourage me you only have to keep up this pestering. I can readily give up my ministry. ” 9 Is it only frustration that makes him threaten to renounce the priesthood, or is he beginning to have doubts about his vocation?
So, if it was a little muddy, they could get stuck. And when they came here, it was also to pick blueberries. So they were coming here with a wagon and two horses, they brought tents and they stayed maybe two or three days. They slept in the tent. And they cooked outside over a fire. They picked blueberries and brought them home on the wagon. And they made preserves, one way or another. ”â•›20 So Napoléon knows how to combine business with pleasure. The children can relax and have a good time all the while assuming some responsibilities that contribute to the well-being of the entire family.
Since they worked side by side for the entire previous year, Marie-Louise feels a lot of sadness to see him move away from Hanmer. Furthermore, his departure implies that she will have to return to the drudgery of housework, confined to her father’s home. For his part, Joseph might not mind serving in a new parish but he is unhappy about leaving Marie-Louise. It does not take him long to come up with a plan for seeing her on a regular basis. Using as a pretext that he will need help to set up and maintain order in the Cache Bay presbytery, he asks Marie-Louise’s parents if they would mind her coming by train to Cache Bay from time to time to give him a hand.
A Woman of Valour: The Biography of Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle (Our Lives: Diary, Memoir, and Letters) by Claire Trépanier