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Memories of Women's Education at St. Michael's College

On March 7, 2012, Sister Mechtilde O'Mara gave a talk on the history of St. Joseph's College. Laughter filled the lecture hall at Christie Mansion, where more than 90 people gathered to hear Sister Mechtilde O'Mara speak on the history of St. Joseph's College. Sister Mechtilde, Classics Professor Emerita at St. Michael's College, explained the exclusion of women from St. Michael's in the early years, how the proximity of St.

Loretto College: Advocate of Women’s Higher Education in the 20th Century

On Jan. 23, 2012, Sr. Evanne Hunter, IBVM Canadian Provincial, pictured right, presented a lecture entitled “Loretto College: Advocate of Women’s Higher Education in the 20th Century” at Loretto College to an audience of over 80. Sr. Evanne, a graduate and later principal of Loretto Abbey College School, presented an entertaining history of her congregation’s role in providing post-secondary education to young Catholic women in Toronto at the turn of the 20th century.

Celebrating the Sisters’ contribution to education in Terrace, B.C.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto attended the 50th Anniversary of Veritas School, in Terrace, British Columbia, for a weekend of celebration that started on Friday, May 21, 2010. Pictured left to right are Sisters Mary Catherine Doyle, Pat Connaughton, Betty Lou Knox and Mary Macoretta, with Bishop Gerald Wiesner OMI at the center. Friday featured festivities and speeches, Saturday a BBQ and dance, and Sunday featured a Thanksgiving Mass and pancake breakfast

Sister Penny McDonald: 50 years in ministry

This year, Sister Penny McDonald is celebrating the golden anniversary of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph. She came to the novitiate from Edmonton where she was a cheerleader for the Edmonton Eskimos. She was also a recent graduate of St Joseph's High School in Rosetown, Saskatchewan.

Olympic Torch Relay 2009

Sister Jacqueline de Verteuil discovered that Evelyn Kelly, a graduate of her Diploma in Ministry Program, was among those chosen to carry the Olympic Torch. Here is what Evelyn has to say about her part in the Torch Relay:

"My feet have not hit the ground yet as I cannot believe that I am one of only 12,000 people in all of Canada to hold this torch. This is a very surreal moment.

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