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The history of the Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur Congregation begins with a split-up. In 1924, fifty-three French-speaking nuns separated from their unilingual English community for cultural reasons, forming a new religious community that immediately began to campaign for the preservation of Acadian language, faith and culture. Convinced that education was essential for Acadian women, in 1943 the Congregation founded Collège Notre-Dame d’Acadie, where young women were able to study in French for the first time in New Brunswick.
Director Rodolphe Caron gives a voice to a group of strong-willed women who take issue with the stereotype of nuns submitting blindly to authority. With their great zest for life, thirst for justice and surprising outspokenness, they demonstrate a unique vision of their mission. They advocate equally for the rights of the poor and a greater role for women in the Catholic Church.

2011, 52 min 56 s

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