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History

Video: 150 Years of Religious Life in Canada

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto are pleased to present this video in celebration of Canada's Women & Men Religious over the past 150 years. It was a privilege for the Sisters to create this project with the Canadian Religious Conference and numerous religious congregations across Canada. 

October is Significant for the Sisters of St. Joseph

In October, the Sisters commemorate two key dates: the day the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph was born in France and the date on which the first Sisters arrived in Toronto. These periods in the Sisters' history were rendered in two beautiful paintings by the late Sister Geraldine Thompson, CSJ.

A Legacy of Caring: Health Care Institutions Founded by the Sisters

This online presentation highlights the Sisters' role in health care. Between 1857 and 1925, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto set up six health care institutions across Canada. Click here to view historical photos and information illustrating how the Sisters have always responded to serve the sick, poor and vulnerable.

Sisters of St. Joseph Honoured at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Event

On Thursday, April 7, a number of Sisters attended a special tribute at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in west Toronto. That evening, the hospital unveiled a legacy wall and video documentary. The wall has three sections: Past, Present and Future. 

November 22: Celebrating Mother St. John Fontbonne

Jeanne Marie Fontbonne was born in 1759 in the town of Bas-en-Basset, France. Her biography, Woman of Vision Compassion Unity, describes her as a woman of indescribable charm coupled with good sense and leadership. The Sisters of St. Joseph remember her as Mother St. John Fontbonne, the second foundress of their congregation.
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