MSS-043-The Role of Religion in New France (Hélène’s World-Part 3)

Maple Stars and Stripes fleur-de-lis logoThe religious orders that established themselves in New France did more than just tend to the spiritual needs of our ancestors. Susan McNelley, author of Hélène’s World: Hélène Desportes of Seventeenth-Century Quebec, rejoins us for an in-depth look at the theme of religion as it applied to 17th-century Québec.

We also discuss location and use of abjuration records and sick lists as well as other resources that give us a glimpse into the role of religion in New France. Links to all the resources are in the show notes at

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