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Patience and Perseverance

On Oct. 7, 1851, four women arrived in Toronto at the request of the new bishop, Armand de Charbonnel: Delphine (Maire-Antoinette Fontbonne) [superior], Alphonsus (Sarah Margerum), Mary Martha (Marie Bunning) and Bernard (Ellen Dinan).

Memory Lane Celebrates Sisters’ Legacy at Providence

On Nov. 30, 2011, Providence Healthcare paid tribute to their founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto. They held a reception and unveiling of Memory Lane, a hall on the second floor dedicated to telling the story of the House of Providence and how it evolved into Providence Healthcare. The reception was followed by several speeches and then all were invited for a first viewing of this hall made possible by BMO Financial Group. What follows are some highlights of the event.

A Christmas I will never forget

There's many a December evening when, at the end of a frazzled day, we Sisters sit back with a cup of hot chocolate and take time to remember Christmases past.

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Recognizes Religious Orders with Catholic Award of Merit

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board honoured seven Religious Orders and Diocesan Priests with the board’s Catholic Award of Merit. These orders were instrumental in the development of Catholic education in Dufferin-Peel.

100 Years of Women’s Education at St. Michael’s College: Library and Online Exhibit

On Sept. 27, 2011, three institutional archives, the University of St. Michael's College, the Sisters of Loretto and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, partnered to mark the 100th anniversary of women's education at St. Michael's. Originally, women were not admitted to St. Michael's College. The Sisters of St. Joseph and the Loretto Sisters, however, were committed to offering young women an education, and in 1911, they opened two women's colleges: St. Joseph's College and Loretto College. They were the first to offer women a university education under Catholic auspices through St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto.

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