Today is the feast of St. John de Brébeuf. He was a Jesuit and in the group of the first missionaries to go to Canada.
My first grade teacher was Sr. John Brébeuf. She followed us into second grade to help prepare us for First Holy Communion. I remember her as one of the last to actually teach us the truths of Catholic teaching, before the onslaught of "we don't believe in that anymore" of the late 1960's and beyond.
I thank God that she was there to teach me to read and to prepare my soul to receive its Savior.