Our History

In 1854, Honoria Conway and companions established the SCIC in Saint John, New Brunswick. The community became the first English-speaking, Roman Catholic religious congregation founded in Canada. The sisters' living heritage embraces the person and gospel of Jesus, as expressed through the spirituality of Saints Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac and Elizabeth Ann Seton.


Their original and enduring rule of life for mission urges them “to communicate the sacred flame of God’s love.”

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SHARING LIFE FOR 50 YEARS WITH PEOPLE OF PERU

SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception (SCIC), Associates, guests and parishioners celebrated 50 years of SCIC life shared with people of Peru on Sept. 10, 2017. The original six SCIC arrived in Peru in 1967, with the last Sister returning to Canada in June 2017. Those giving thanks during the eucharistic liturgy at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Saint John included guests from Peru and Ireland, as well as western, central and eastern Canada. Parishioners were joined by others from area parishes. Read More