Following their escape from the Sioux in 1862, the Durocher family returned to Montreal. Rosanna Durocher Houde Bourassa recalls in her memoirs that she was sent to the convent school founded by her cousin, Eulalie Durocher.

Eulalie Durocher is better known as the Blessed Marie Rose Durocher. She was born on October 6, 1811. In October, 1843, she founded the order, Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, with two companions. The order was dedicated to Christian education and founded a school at Longueuile, Quebec. Eulalie took the religious name, Marie Rose. On December 8, 1844, she was named the first superior of the order. She died on October 6, 1849, her 38th birthday. She was Beatified by Pope John Paul II on May 23, 1982. Her feast day is October 6. She's the closest to being a canonized Saint of anyone in this family.

Blessed Marie Rose Durocher

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Today, the order founded by Blessed Marie Rose Durocher continue their mission around the world. Their web site is here .

Blessed Marie Rose is a first cousin, once removed, of Rosanna and Minnie (Mim). That is, they share a common ancestor who is Marie Rose's grandfather and Rosanna and Minnie's great grandfather. All descendents of Rosanna and Minnie are also first cousins, various times removed, of Marie Rose. The degree of removal depends on how many generations separate the descendent from Rosanna and Minnie. A grandchild of Rosanna or Minnie is a first cousin, three times removed, of Marie Rose. A great-grandchild of Rosanna or Minnie is a first cousin, four times removed, of Marie Rose. More on this can be found on the page, Cousin Eulalie.

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