Élisabeth Bruyère

Élisabeth Bruyère (HM2M1U)

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N 45° 25.896', W 75° 41.84'

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In the 1840s, Bytown (Ottawa) was a growing timber-trade village with a substantial French-Canadian population but no Catholic schools and few social services. In February of 1845 the Sisters of Charity of Montreal (Grey Nuns) sent four nuns here. Led by Élisabeth Bruyère, a devout, well-educated young woman, the sisters quickly established a bilingual school for girls, a hospital, and an orphanage. They helped the poor, the elderly and the sick, including hundreds of immigrants stricken during the typhus epidemics of 1847-48. By the time of Élisabeth Bruyère's death the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa had founded key local institutions and extended their services to sixteen other communities in Canada and the U.S.
Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Recreation

Pendant les années 1840, Bytown (Ottawa) est un village de commerce de bois d'œuvre en plein essor qui a une importante population canadienne-française, mais pas d'école catholique et peu de services sociaux. En février 1845, les Sœurs de la Charité de Montréal

(Sœurs grises) y envoient quatre sœurs. Sous la direction d'Élisabeth Bruyère, jeune femme instruite et pieuse, les sœurs établissent rapidement une école bilingue pour filles, un hôpital et un orphelinat. Elles aident les pauvres, les personnes âgées et les malades, dont des centaines d'immigrants frappés par les épidémies de typhus de 1847-1848. À la mort d'Élisabeth Bruyère, les Sœurs de la Charité d'Ottawa avaient fondé d'importantes institutions locales et étendu leurs services dans seize autres collectivités au Canada et aux États-Unis.
Fondation du patrimoine ontarien, Ministère de la Culture, du Tourisme et des Loisirs
HM NumberHM2M1U
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Recreation
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Date Added Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 445453 N 5031133
Decimal Degrees45.43160000, -75.69733333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 25.896', W 75° 41.84'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 25' 53.76" N, 75° 41' 50.4" W
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