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Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception mark 165 years of service and teaching (PHC Honoria Conway)

Six Sisters and one associate travelled from western and northern Canada to participate in the recent 165th anniversary celebration of the congregation. From left to right are Lila Rudachyk (SCIC associate) and Sisters Monica Guest,Rita Coumont, Rose Ketchum, Anne Collins, Fay Trombley and Maureen Fowler. (Photo courtesy of Sister Pat Poole, SCIC)
Six Sisters and one associate travelled from western and northern Canada to participate in the recent 165th anniversary celebration of the congregation. From left to right are Lila Rudachyk (SCIC associate) and Sisters Monica Guest,Rita Coumont, Rose Ketchum, Anne Collins, Fay Trombley and Maureen Fowler. (Photo courtesy of Sister Pat Poole, SCIC)

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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