St Marie Guyart of the Incarnation


St Marie Guyart of the Incarnation

To honour the 350th anniversary of St Marie Guyart of the Incarnation’s death, Ursuline - a wide variety of activities is taking place from April 30, 2022, to April 30, 2023 - particularly in Québec, Canada.

St Marie Guyart of the Incarnation (1599-1672) - wife, mother, then widow, she proved to be an efficient businessperson before entering the Ursulines in Tours, France, in 1631.

Arriving in Quebec City on August 1, 1639, with two nuns and Ms de La Peltrie, Marie of the Incarnation conceived a plan for her order’s first monastery in America. She supervised its construction in Upper Town.

A woman of many talents - outstanding teacher, excellent embroiderer, prolific letter writer and remarkable author - she also became a linguist, composing dictionaries in various Indigenous languages.

She died on April 30, 1672, and was interred in the Ursuline Monastery in Quebec City. The holiness of her life was attested to by the Church, which beatified her in 1980 and canonized her in 2014. She was also named a historic figure by the Quebec government in 2017.

From the website of the Cultural Centre of the Ursuline Monastery in Quebec 


Interesting materials about Sr Marie of the Incarnation:

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Divine influence: Mary of the Incarnation 

An episode on Mary of the Incarnation in a mainstream series about women and men who received a divine call that influenced their entire lives.

See the film about St Mary of the Incarnation ►



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Mary of the Incarnation, the woman of relations...

Material on the website of the Centre Marie-de-l'Incarnation ►



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Gisèle Caron tells how the example of St. Mary of the Incarnation has inspired her in her life as a woman.

See the video ►