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Saint Hyacinthe (St. Joseph's Junior Girls' Residence)


In 1893, Bishop Maxime Decelles gave the sisters permission to receive as student boarders girls who were attracted to religious life. This would allow them to continue their schooling while preparing to eventually become sisters.
On September 12, 1893, four girls were welcomed by Mother du St. Nom de Jesus (Cléophée Leblanc), superior general, who then entrusted them to Sister du Sacre Coeur [of the Sacred Heart] (Alphonsine Perron). Two other girls soon joined them. For five years, this junior residence accepted only girls who aspired to religious life.

Sister St. Ignace de Loyola (Marie-Louise Gatien)
Sister St. Philomene (Georgiana Cardin)
Sister Marie Euphrasie (Rose Parks)
Sister du St. Sacrament (Alice Dufault), novice

The Junior Residence closed its doors in 1961.

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