Marie of the Incarnation was the first Catholic nun to arrive in Québec in 1639. Among her many accomplishments, she founded the Ursuline Order in Canada and the first girl’s school in North America. She was canonized as a saint in 2014. In 1997, on the 325th anniversary of her death, a bronze sculpture by Jules Lasalle was erected in a small square named Place des Tourangelles. Monument to Religious Teaching Communities is a tribute to all of the dedicated people who followed Marie’s example by educating generations of Québec’s youth. The outstretched hand holding a leaf rests upon a stack of books.