Thursday, July 2, 2020

Blessed Marie Leonie Paradis – Saint of the Day – May 3

Bl. Marie Leonie Paradis Biography

Bl. Marie Leonie Paradis Profile. Born: 12 May 1840 in Canada, America. Worked in Canada. Died: 3 May 1912 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Feast Day is celebrated on May 3.


The Memorial of Bl. Marie Leonie Paradis – Saint of the Day

Bl. Marie Leonie Paradis Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 12 May 1840
Country of Birth Canada in America
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Nuns/Sisters
Profession Nun
Place of Work Canada
Date of Death 3 May 1912
Place of Death Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Feast Day May 3
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 11 September 1984 at Montreal, Canada
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of

1 Sherbrooke
2 Canada

Blessed Marie Leonie Paradis
Blessed Marie Leonie Paradis

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Marie Leonie Paradis was to a poor but pious family and was the only daughter of Joseph Paradise and Emilie Grégoire. They also had three sons, while two other children died, she received her education from the Sisters of Notre-Dame in Laprairie. Later she joined the Marianite Sisters of the Congregation of the Holy Cross on 21 February 1854. She taught girls in Montreal, in New York, and in Indiana and with 14 of her sisters, she founded the Poor Sisters of the Holy Family in 1877.

Marie Death

She died on 3 May 1912 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.


She was venerated by Pope John Paul II on 31 January 1981.