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...

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...

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...

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