Series F01-S129 - Community Communications series

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Community Communications series

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CA ON00279 F01-S129

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  • 1947-2014 (Creation)
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    Community Communications

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49.45 cm of textual records

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(1947-2014)

Administrative history

The newsletters in this series were produced as a way of communicating to Sisters living in the Motherhouse and also in convents in the places in which they were missioned. Before email communication became more common, the physical newsletters were the primary source for congregational news. The various newsletters have different authors. Three authors of note are General Superiors Mother Margaret Coughlin (1947-1959), Mother Julia Moore (1959-1971), and Sister Katherine McKeough (1979-1987).
Mother Margaret Coughlin had a significant impact on the congregation particularly with regard to community projects. During her tenure, the St Mary’s Hospital building project was completed, Catholic Central High School was opened, new Constitutions were approved, and sod was turned for a new Motherhouse at Mount St. Joseph. In addition, various new homes and missions were established for Sisters.

Mother Julia Moore was a great leader in the congregation. She was highly educated, and served as a teacher before assuming leadership of the Sisters of St. Joseph of London. The Sisters recognized Mother Julia as a true mystic who led the Congregation through the Second Vatican Council. After her time as General Superior, Mother Julia served as a general councillor, health care coordinator of the community, and finally as Superior at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Sister Katherine McKeough trained as a nurse and spent most of her life in hospital ministry. She eventually obtained a Masters of Science in Adult Psychology at Boston University, which enabled her to be a clinical supervisor in psychiatry. She held various positions at St. Joseph’s Hospital and served on various associations and committees related to health and religious life. As General Superior, Sister Katherine is remembered for her unconditional acceptance of others and belief in people’s goodness. After her term as General Superior, Sister Katherine worked to improve the situation of homeless women.

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Scope and content

This series contains newsletters pertaining to the congregation. The early newsletters were generally written by the General Superior and addressed to the Sisters of the congregation. Some later newsletters pertained to the amalgamation of four congregations to become The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada in 2012.

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The records were transferred to the archives by the administration.

Arrangement

Most subseries were arranged chronologically by the archivist.

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Location of originals

The records are stored off-site in London, Ontario.

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F01-S129-04 is restricted to public access

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There is a series and file list.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Final

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Partial

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Sources

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives. “Coughlin, Josephine Hildegarde (Margaret).” Dictionary of Biography of Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada. Retrieved 13/6/2019.

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives. “Moore, Julia Cecilia (Julia).” Dictionary of Biography of Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada. Retrieved 11/7/2019.

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives. “McKeough, Katherine Joan (Angela Felix).” Dictionary of Biography of Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada. Retrieved 11/7/2019.

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