165th Anniversary

SISTERS CELEBRATE 165TH ANNIVERSARY WITH GRATITUDE

SAINT JOHN – Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception (SCIC) joyfully celebrated 165 years of grace and gratitude at Ruth Ross Residence Oct. 17-20 among Associates, family members, staff and friends. “May these four days of festival release within and among us a renewed sense of God’s providence, surprise and ever-unfolding presence over 165 years,”
said Sister Mary Beth McCurdy as the Festival of Thanksgiving began in Carmel Chapel. Read More...

Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception mark 165 years of service and teaching.

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. Read More...

Pictured: left to right are Lila Rudachyk (SCIC associate) and Sisters Monica Guest,Rita Coumont, Rose Ketchum, Anne Collins, Fay Trombley and Maureen Fowler.

 

Canadian-based Federation congregations.

One highlight of the celebration was a panel presentation which included representatives of the five federation congregations based in Canada. Panellists were asked to address key moments of both grace and challenge in the history of their religious communities. They also highlighted their experience of a June 2019 Federation Assembly of the Whole in Chicago. Before responding to questions, panellists expressed hopes and dreams for future collaboration among the Canadian-based Federation congregations.

Pictured: (Left to right~Sister Rosemary MacDonald (Sisters of St. Martha of P.E..I); Mary Beth McCurdy (Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception Saint John); Franklyn Ferguson (Sisters of St. Martha of Antigonish, N.S.), Agnès Léger (Religieuses de Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur Moncton, N.B.) and Joan O’Keefe (Sisters of Charity of Halifax).

 

Sisters in New Brunswick celebrate 165 years

Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception (SCIC) joyfully celebrated 165 years of grace and gratitude at Ruth Ross Residence Oct. 17-20 among associates, family members, staff and friends.

“May these four days of festival release within and among us a renewed sense of God’s providence, surprise and ever-unfolding presence over 165 years,” said Sister Mary Beth McCurdy as the Festival of Thanksgiving began in Carmel Chapel.

“Let us welcome to this sacred circle the spirit of all those who have preceded us,” added the SCIC congregational leader. “Let us live fully for the sake of the gospel ever-unfolding into the future.”

SCIC were founded Oct. 21, 1854 in Saint John by Honoria Conway and three companions at the invitation of Bishop Thomas Louis Connolly, OFM Cap. Amid many challenges, they responded to urgent needs of Irish immigrants and orphans.  Read More...


Pictured:
Sister Mary Beth McCurdy, SCIC congregational leader (second from left) is joined by guests during the sisters’ recent 165th anniversary celebrations. Fientje Cameron (left) and Annie Buyting (right) are (family) sisters, as are Sister McCurdy and Jane Arseneau (second from right). Photo by Sister Patricia Poole, SCIC

Celebrating 165 Years of Grace and Gratitude Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception

An historical exhibition entitled Moments of Grace was set up at Ruth Ross Residence by Assistant Archivist Lex Stephenson. It focused on four pivotal moments in the congregation’s history: Foundation in 1854 in Saint John, NB; Expansion into Western Canada with the opening of a mission in Prince Albert, SK in 1906; Separation of the Acadian members in 1924; and Revitalization following Vatican II.Read More...

Pictured: SCIC Assistant Archivist Lex Stephenson and Archivist Sr. Monica Plante

 

165 Anniversary Celebration Gallery

Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception (SCIC) joyfully celebrated 165 years. The Celebration included historical exhibits and PowerPoint presentations, as well as prayer, liturgy, poetry, singing, dancing, storytelling and local tours.. View Photos Here

Pictured: left to right~Brad Trecartin, Krista Trecartin, Tracy Friars,
Theresa Patterson,Lisa Gallant, Rosie Maloney and Janet Kidd