Carved golden frame. Sketch of Madeleine de la Peltrie, in widow clothes. Turned to the right. Joint hands to pray.
«Madeleine de la Peltrie». Anonymous after an anonymous painting.
Photography. 20th century

Portrait Mme de la Peltrie

Madeleine de Chauvigny de la Peltrie, Benefactress

We consider her to be our secular foundress. When Marie of the Incarnation wanted to leave for America, she needed a benefactress. The two women met and decided to carry out their plans. To fund the undertaking, Marie-Madeleine de Chauvigny de la Peltrie awarded French land to the Ursulines, thereby providing them with a source of revenue. She lived in a tiny house where the museum is currently located.