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Footsteps of American Saints -- Mother Marie Durocher

About this activity:

The goal of this activity is to share the lives of several saints so that the youth might relate to what these people have done and maybe look to these individuals as role models.


For more information about this Saint, visit:

How to start:

Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions using the links above. Feel free to use other resources.


  • 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities.

  • 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities.

  • Adults:

    1) Assist the youth with this Footsteps of American Saints activity

    2) Share your thoughts with the youth about this Saint.

    3) Review the youth requirements after they have completed the activity.



  • The birthday, death day and feast day of Marie-Rose Durocher are the same. What is the date?

  • In which province/country, and in what year, was Marie-Rose Durocher born?

  • Marie-Rose Durocher was the co-founder and first member of which religious order?

  • What was the bishop's name who encouraged Marie-Rose to found a religious order?

  • How many years after founding the new religious congregation did Marie-Rose die?

  • What was the purpose to which the Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary dedicated themselves?


  • Marie-Rose Durocher worked for 13 years at her brother’s parish in Beloeil as housekeeper, hostess and parish worker. Research the different needs of your parish and volunteer for at least three hours.

  • Each religious order has a special charism such as teaching, nursing, or praying. Together with your family or group, visit a convent and learn about the particular charism of those sisters.

  • Marie-Rose Durocher dedicated her life to the Christian education of youth. Find a way to "be a teacher" to someone by teaching them something about Christianity that they did not previously know.

  • Marie-Rose Durocher remained unswerving in her concern for the poor. Identify and share with family or friends the services or groups in your parish that offer aid to the poor.

Completion & Application

After completing the requirements, the participants will complete the NCCS Patch Order Form (here) and mail it along with the applicable fee to the NCCS. The answers to the questions should be reviewed by an adult for correctness and do not need to be forwarded when ordering the patch.


The answers to the requirements can be found here:

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