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Celebrating her 50th Jubilee — Sister Ann Delaney

I remember how very moved I was with the joyful spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph 
 
During the hot summer of August 1957, I was a 14-year-old Irish immigrant who had just left all my peers. In Grade 9 at St. Joseph’s College School, I was feeling completely “new.” But I remember how very moved I was with the joyful spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the kind way with which they interacted with one another. At St. Michael’s Hospital, I witnessed the Sisters of St.

Sisters Celebrating their 60th Jubilee

Sister Peggy Bach
I read a book entitled And Nora Said Yes
 
When asked why I entered, my answer was, I read a book entitled And Nora Said Yes. Until that time (I was in Grade 11 at St. Patrick’s, Vancouver), I had no attraction to religious life. After reading it, I remarked, “That would be a beautiful life in community.” My teacher, Sr. Marie Christine, suggested very tentatively that I might have a vocation to religious life.

Sisters Celebrating their 70th Jubilee

Sister Mary Michael Codarini
I knew I wanted to do something for God’s service
 
I knew the Sisters of St. Joseph from my school days. Even though I had some boyfriends as a teenager, I wasn’t serious about them. In my heart I knew I wanted to do something for God’s service by reaching out to others, especially those in need.
 
As I think back over the past 70 years, I realize the wealth of experience I have had.

Sister Monica Downey: Celebrating her 75th Jubilee

The Sisters who taught me were the main influence on my decision to enter the Congregation
 
I grew-up in a small railway town, Nakina, in northern Ontario. It means “land of many waters.” My father was a railway man. In high school, I went to St. Joseph’s Boarding School on Wellesley Street in Toronto and loved every minute of it. That wasn’t the case for some of my friends but I have always liked order and routine.

A Tradition of Caring

Toronto Star, April 5, 2014 — Providence Healthcare's tradition of providing compassionate care hearkens back more than 150 years, when the organization was established by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, a Roman Catholic congregation of Sisters from France.
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