Two Pioneers of Church in Canada to be Canonized April 2

Catholic Culture: Pope Francis recently told a group of Spanish bishops that he would canonize three saints by equivalent canonization on April 2, according to a report on a Spanish diocesan website.

The three are Blessed José de Anchieta (1534-97), a Spanish Jesuit missionary to Brazil; Blessed Marie of the Incarnation (1599-1672), who introduced the Ursuline order in Canada; and who introduced the Discalced Carmelite reform in France; and Blessed François de Laval (1623-1708), the first bishop of Quebec. More on this here.