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This monument is a tribute to the Ursulines. I found it beautiful.

The Ursulines were the first religious order devoted to the education of girls, founded in 1535 in Brescia, Italy. A wide door opens for the women, other than those of the marriage and the cloister - that of the life dedication to the world. The order spread quickly and in 1639 the Ursulines arrive in Quebec, where they are devoted to the education of the young girls.

This bronze sculpture is the work of the artist Jules Lasalle who describes it in these words:
"A hand of woman laying in cantilever on the base, raises and thus suggests a gesture of donation. This hand symbolizes the contribution of the religious women communities to the construction of the colony by the action of teaching, which they keep until today. The feather becomes successively writing, purity, childhood, knowledge… Pointing upwards, it means also the projection of an action towards the futur."

Other views in WS#1 and WS#2.

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