Article on iconography surrounding Ste. Anne - the mother of Jesus' mother, Mary - in the Roman Catholic culture of Québec. Exploration's of the saint's importance for understanding Québec and its people more intimately, first in terms of popular belief in her healing capabilities, and otherwise in terms of her believed role in the education of Mary. Her function as a spiritual icon of education for Québec believers. Popular relationships to the saint and her imagery, and the historical development of her spiritual and artistic representations as intercessor, educator, mother, and patroness in Québec. Thoughts on the development of Ste. Anne as a symbol for education.