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CANONIZATION OF MARIE OF THE INCARNATION

MARIE OF THE INCARNATION

According to a press release from Catholic News Service of February 3, 2014, reported in the National Catholic Reporter, Mother Marie of the Incarnation, Ursuline missionary to Canada, and two other key figures from the “New World,” will “be declared saints before the end of the year.” Marie came from Tours, France in 1639, to establish a mission to the natives of Canada. Mother Denis Mahoney, O.S.U. (Irene Mahoney), wrote a biography of her life, Marie of the Incarnation: Mystic and Missionary (Doubleday, 1964) that relates the story of this dedicated Ursuline.

The two others on the road to sainthood are Blessed Jose Anchieta, called the Apostle of Brazil, and Blessed Francois de Laval, the first bishop of Quebec.

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