1890 Antique Religious Medal Marie Anne Blondin Beatified Soeurs De St Anne For Sale
Marie Anne Blondin, S.S.A., was a Canadian teacher who became the foundress of the Sisters of Saint Anne, established in 1850, dedicated to educating the rural population of the Province of Canada. She has been beatified by the Catholic Church, the last step prior to canonization.Religious and Foundress Born April 18, 1809
Terrebonne, Lower Canada, British Empire Died 2 January 1890 (aged80)
Lachine, Quebec, Canada Honored in Catholic Church
(Canada and the Sisters of Saint Anne) Beatified April 29, 2001, Vatican City, by Pope John Paul II Feast January 2
metal medal is 21mm diameter and weight 4 grams
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She was born Esther Blondin on 18 April 1809 in Terrebonne, Lower Canada, to Jean-Baptiste Blondin and Marie-Rose Limoges, simple farmers who lived on a country road called Côte Terrebonne on the edge of the Mille Îsles River. At the age of 20, she became a domestic servant to a local merchant to help support her parents. Shortly after that, she was hired to work for the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal, who staffed the parochial school of the town. Having grown up illiterate, she learned how to read and write from the Sisters of the convent. In 1833 Blondin was accepted into the novitiate of the Congregation, but had to leave soon after her admission for health reasons.File:Blondin Academy in the mid-19th century.jpg Académie Blondin Later that same year, Blondin accepted the invitation from another former novice of the Congregation, who was running a parochial school in Vaudreuil, to join her in teaching there. Within a few years, she had become the principal of the school, then known as the Académie Blondin, where she trained teachers for the rural schools of the province.
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