One of nine children born to Louis-Marc Turgeon and Angèle Labrecque; her father died when Elisabeth was 15 years old. She graduated from Laval Normal School in Quebec, Canada in 1862, and taught at several schools. Founded the Sisters of Our Lady of the Rosary on 12 September 1879, and served as its first superior.
- on 17 September 2014 Pope Francis promulgated a decree of a miracle obtained through the intercession of Venerable Marie-Elisabeth
- beatification celebration scheduled for 21 April 2015 at the Church of Saint Robert, Rimouski, Canada, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato
- “Blessed Marie-Élisabeth Turgeon“. Saints.SQPN.com. 19 January 2015. Web. 27 February 2015. <>