Painting Marie of the Incarnation
Portrait of a saint
Marie of the Incarnation was born on October 28, 1599, in Tours, France, under the name of Marie Guyart. As a child, she aspired to religious life, but at 17 her parents married her to Claude Martin. Two years later, she was a widowed mother. She was a remarkable business woman and spent the following years working for her brother in law.
In 1631, entrusted her son to her sister’s care and entered the convent. She arrived in Quebec on August 1st, 1639. She is the foundress of this Monastery. She died in April 1672.
This painting was made after her death. This is the last memory of the face of our saint.