The education of the Virgin
This great painting was done after the original work from Italian painter Paolo Gaidano (1861-1917). We can see Mary, as a child, kneeling next to her mother, Saint Anne, and her father, Saint Joachim. The dove dominating the scene symbolizes the Holy Spirit.
The painting was done in 1927 by Célina Fréchette (1853-1942). Known under the name of sister Saint-Jean-Berchmans, she was a nun at the Bon Pasteur de Québec and was one of the first women painters in the region to have exercised her craft professionally.