Sisters of Charity of Halifax

From Vincentian Encyclopedia

Overview

The Sisters of Charity of Halifax, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, have almost 500 members. The Sisters serve in Canada, the eastern United States, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic and Peru.

History

Four Sisters of Charity of New York, led by Sister Mary Basilia McCann, arrived in Halifax on May 11, 1849. Archbishop William Walsh had asked that the Sisters of Charity of New York send teachers to serve in Halifax.

On February 17, 1856 Pius IX approved the Sisters of Charity of Halifax as a pontifical institute.


Ministries

Some of the areas in which Sisters of Charity of Halifax minister include:

  • health care
  • education
  • social services
  • pastoral care

External Links

Sisters of Charity of Halifax - Web site

The Sisters of Charity of Halifax - The Early and Middle Years