Saints for April

Blessed Marie of the Incarnation  1599–1672.
Feast Day: April 30.

Marie was a widow who joined the new Ursuline order in France when her son turned twelve. She founded the Ursuline convent in Quebec, Canada, in 1639. She worked with young Indian and French settlers’ children for the next thirty three years. Her writings are important records of the harsh existence of the first Europeans in Canada.

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