Spirited Women

Spirited Women

A History of Catholic Sisters in British Columbia

Book - 2000
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Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Sisters' Association Archdiocese of Vancouver : 2000
ISBN: 9780968780404
Branch Call Number: 271.9 R475s
Characteristics: 275p illus


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Jun 12, 2015

The first nuns came to B.C. in the mid 1800's. To get here from Montreal, they had to travel to Havana, over the Isthmus of Panama. Many different orders came, many more than I thought. Some stayed in the Vancouver area, others went into the interior. They built hospitals and schools by going on begging trips to the mines and logging camps. The only mode of transportation was horseback or canoe. That must have been fun with a full habit and nun's rosary. My nuns were the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (Halifax). My mentor, Sr. Maria Patricia SC(h), was mentioned . She taught at Our Lady of Sorrows in 1926. I met her much later at Seton Academy, when she was retired. So many orders mentioned and the names of individual nuns. A very good book.

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