|Mother Marie Anne|
Marie Anna Blondin began to advocate education for all the children of Quebec. In fact, she proposed the radical notion that boys and girls be educated in the same schools; both the government and her Bishop went along with it. She then founded the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Anne, which is still active in Canada, the USA, Haiti, Chile, Cameroon, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Pope John Paul II was partial to beati and beatae of heroic virtue, especially those who practiced humility. None seems more fitting than Blessed Marie Anne.