The Sisters of St. Ann

The Sisters of St. Ann (HMWVV)

Location: Victoria, BC V8V 2P8 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.164', W 123° 22.018'

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In 1850, Marie Esther Blondin, now known as Blessed Marie Anne Blondin founded the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Ann, a Roman Catholic religious order dedicated to education and nursing in Lachine, Quebec.

Bishop Modeste Demers of Victoria went to the Sisters of St. Ann in Quebec to recruit volunteers to educate children. Her returned via Panama with Sister Mary Conception, Sister Mary Ang?le, Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart, and Sister Mary Lumena.

On June 5, 1858, the Bishop and Sisters sailed into Victoria harbour, expecting to see a simple trading post of two-dozen log cabins. Instead, they found a gateway to the gold rush - a town of two hundred buildings surrounded by a sea of tents. Two days later they began their first classed in the schoolhouse. Other Sisters followed and the order established a network of schools and hospitals throughout the region as far as Alaska and Yukon.

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Composite of P0023,P0018, P0024 and P0025, Sisters of St. Ann Archives

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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472848 N 5362981
Decimal Degrees48.41940000, -123.36696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.164', W 123° 22.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 9.84" N, 123° 22' 1.08" W
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Area Code(s)508, 781, 978, 339, 617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600 Douglas St, Victoria BC V8V 2P8, CA
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