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    Default Mount St. Joseph Convent (Peterborough, Canada - October 2013)


    According to the "History of the Sisters of St. Joseph" by Sister M. Ursula, Bishop R.A. O'Connor reached out to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto in 1889, in hopes of bringing a diocesan congregation to Peterborough "which would devote its energies to the educational and health needs of his huge diocese." At that time the "Peterborough diocese stretched from the shores of Lake Ontario northward, and westward beyond the western end of Lake Superior by a hundred miles or more - encompassing at least four present-day dioceses in northern and northwestern Ontario."

    The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peterborough was founded in 1890, as the daughter congregation to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto. Fourteen sisters from congregations in Cobourg, Port Arthur and Fort William (now Thunder Bay) signed a document volunteering to give themselves to this new congregation.

    The task ahead was monumental.

    "It had been arranged that they would take over the academy in Lindsay, and staff the newly opened St. Joseph's Hospital in Peterborough as well as the existing houses. To further complicate the task, the new hospital was to care not only for the sick, but also for forty of Peterborough's elderly poor who were at the time residents of the House of Providence in Toronto."

    "They were truly God's afflicted, the blind, the lame, the epileptic, and the half-witted. No one but the Sisters who laboured in the hospital can realize the difficulty of caring for the sick, the poor, the aged and the orphaned under one roof in quarters both unsuitable and inadequate for these very different charities"

    -Mother Vincent (One of the caregivers)

    The full write up and more photos can be found here...

    http://jermalism.blogspot.ca/2013/06...st-joseph.html

    On the blog post it states that these photos were taken while on a permission visit, but maybe everything is not always as it seems.




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    Great photos / write up, and great to see you back on here sir!
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    Outstanding as always there mate! Cheers for posting them up :)
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    Na Na Nana, Na Na Nana, Na Na Nana, that is straight out of the twilight zone.

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    That's a cracking set!
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    Very tidy,great report.

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    Thank you all very much. I love the warm responses on this site.

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