The Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception, who began their ministry in Canada helping Irish immigrants and orphans, are celebrating their 165th anniversary with grace and gratitude.
“Let us welcome to this sacred circle the spirit of all those who have preceded us. Let us live fully for the sake of the Gospel ever-unfolding into the future,” said Sister Mary Beth McCurdy, the SCIC congregational leader, as the sisters marked four days of a Festival of Thanksgiving Oct. 17-20.
The Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception were founded Oct. 21, 1854, in Saint John by Honoria Conway and three companions at the invitation of Bishop Thomas Louis Connolly, the second bishop of the diocese.
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