Bl. Marie Leonie Pradis
May 3, Blessed


Born on May 12, 1840 in L’Acadie , Quebec, Canada,as Alodie-Virginie Paradis,  to a poor but pious family. Educated by the Sisters of Notre Dame. Joined the Marianite Sisters of the Congregation of the Holy Cross on 21 February 1854, taking her final vows in 1857. Taught in Montreal, in New York, and in Indiana. With 14 of her sisters, she founded the Poor Sisters of the Holy Family, devoted to assisting priests and seminarians, at Memramcook, Nebraska in 1877.  Died on May 3, 1912 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Archidiocese of Sherbrooke, Canada.

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