SISTERS OF SERVICE


Catherine Donnelly was the foundress of the Sisters of Service. She originated the idea of an institute of women religious serving in Western Canadian settlements. Their main purpose was to minister to new immigrants who were settling in remote areas of Canada, away from the Church and from contact with their fellow Catholics. They taught, nursed, Canadianized and safeguarded the faith of the "new Canadians". The National CWL helped the bishop organize the community and financially supported them until they became self-supporting.

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