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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto invite you to Scattering Seeds, a public lecture by Professor Elizabeth Smyth. She will speak on the post-Vatican II response of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto as seen in the life of Sister Mary Alban Bouchard CSJ — teacher, author, peace and social justice activist, missionary to Haiti.