Her spirituality through different paintings
Painting offered by the community to Pope John Paul II at the beatification on September 11, 1984. This painting shows her love for the Eucharist, her call to support the priest in his ministry and her listening to the Gospel.
Painting of Sister
Claire Thibault, f.m.m.
Mother Marie-Leonie's spirit of faith made her see and serve Christ in the person of the priest and all the people she met. Her love for the Priesthood is matched only by her zeal for the Eucharist. She went to God as a child, relying on him as a good Father.
The Virgin Mary had a special place in her heart: “My trust is unlimited in our Good Mother. She knows our needs and has such great power over the heart of her divine Son.” She liked to invoke her under the titles of Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lady of the Rosary.
Saint Joseph: “Her devotion to him is almost unlimited, appealing to Saint Joseph in all her needs and circumstances.”
She made several pilgrimages to the sanctuaries of St. Anne's, praying fervently to her.
In 2012, to commemorate the centenary of the death of Mother Marie-Leonie, Mr. Marius Dubois, painter of the Royal Canadian Academy, at the request of the Institute, painted a picture depicting Blessed Marie-Leonie.
Here are the messages contained in this painting:
The artist painted Mother Marie-Leonie in an attitude of humility, kneeling before Christ on the cross. A woman of great faith, she saw in him the supreme high priest whom she wanted to serve and clothe in the most beautiful garment, both priestly and royal, because Christ is Priest and King of the universe.
The flowers on the ground symbolize her love of nature.
Details of the painting
by Marius Dubois
Young nuns accompany her since, he says, she never worked alone and devoted all her energies to founding an Institute, in order to enable them the opportunity to give themselves to God.
A young sister holds a scroll with the community motto: Piety and dedication.
In the right corner of the painting, the small church of L'Acadie is depicted where her spiritual experience began.