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Marie de l'Incarnation
Special Collections, University of Pennsylvania Library
Dom Claude Martin,
La Vie de la venerable Mere Marie de l'Incarnation, premiere superieure des Ursulines de la Nouvelle France.

Paris: Pierre de Bats, Martin Jouvenal, et Antoine Vuarin, 1684.

Marie de l'Incarnation, an Ursuline, became inspired to travel to Canada to convert the Indians there after reading Jesuit Relations. She arrived with two sisters in 1639 and founded a cloister in Quebec, where she remained until her death in 1672. Like the Jesuits, Marie documented her order thoroughly, and her son (born to her before she became an Ursuline) published a biography and an edition of her letters.

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