Celebrating 175 Years Of Our Arrival in Halifax

by | Jun 10, 2024 | News, Sisters of Charity | 1 comment

For us, Sisters of Charity of Halifax, May 11, 2024, was a day to mark 175 years of service … in Canada, the United States, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and the Canadian North.  Attracted to Vincent de Paul’s love of the poor, and Elizabeth Seton’s zeal for sharing God’s love with her young students, we are women of faith and a passion for serving those in need with a focus on education, health care, and social service. Truly an event to celebrate! Our Liturgy of Thanksgiving, with Archbishop Brian Dunn presiding, took place at St. Mary’s Basilica right next to the location of our first mission, St. Mary’s school, which opened on Barrington Street within two weeks of the first four Sisters’ arrival in Halifax.  Skillfully weaving themes from the readings of the liturgy of St. Elizabeth Seton into aspects of our past and present history, Archbishop Dunn’s homily invited both gratitude for our predecessors’ achievements and commitment to keeping the flame of charity alive in an ever changing future.  Attended by about 300 sisters, associates, and friends, the liturgy was live-streamed making it available to audiences across Canada and the United States.  It was followed by a reception which included a video loop with multiple photos highlighting people and places that have marked our mission and ministry over our 175 year history. Individually, and as a Congregation, we have learned from, changed, and grown together with our traveling companions, and like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, our eyes have been opened to the presence of the risen Christ.

See More Information and Photos Here.
Above: Sister Joan O’Keefe greeting a guest of the celebration

Source: Sisters of Charity Federation Newsletter

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    Congratulations to you all Sisters of Charity of Halifax. I pray for all your future endeavours. Greetings from Botswana to you all.


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