Series F01-S144 - History series

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History series

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CA ON00279 F01-S144

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  • 1925-2014 (Creation)
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    History

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53 cm of textual records
60 photographs : b&w.
51 photographs : col.
25 photographs : b&w negatives
1 photograph : b&w negative 12 x10 cm
1 painting : watercolour on paper ; 26 x 21 cm
34 postcards : col.
10 postcards : b&w

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(1925-2014)

Administrative history

The Sisters of St. Joseph congregation began in Le Puy, France in 1650 when six women joined together to offer their lives to those in need. By 1683, they had expanded the congregation to Gap, St. Vallier and Vienne. The women devoted their time to caring for the sick, the aging, orphans, the poor, and the imprisoned. During the French Revolution, the convents were suppressed, and many Sisters were arrested and imprisoned, including Mother St. John Fontbonne. After the French Revolution in 1808, Mother St. John Fontbonne re-established the congregation in Lyon, France and in 1863 many Sisters were sent to North America, where the first congregation, Carondelet, was established in St. Louis, Missouri, with the help of Mother Delphine Fontbonne. She later went on to establish the congregation in Toronto, Ontario in 1851. This was followed by the founding of the Hamilton congregation in 1852, the London congregation in 1868, the Peterborough congregation in 1890, and the Pembroke congregation in 1921.

The Sisters of St. Joseph still flourishes today, and in 2012 four of the six Congregations, Hamilton, London, Peterborough, and Pembroke, joined together to become the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada. The Sisters’ still make it their mission to reflect “a profound love of God and of neighbour without distinction”. Today, the Sisters of St. Joseph can be found worldwide in over 54 countries and continue to respond to the needs of others.

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Scope and content

This series is a collection of reference materials collected by the Sisters illustrating the history and foundation of the congregations in Canada, the USA, and France. This series illustrates Mother St. John Fontbonne’s life and work. There is a special focus on the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the London diocese. The series is comprised of publications, calendars, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, postcards, an international directory, family tree diagrams, and a watercolor painting.

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The records were accumulated by the archivist.

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This is a collection, accumulated by the archivist.

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  • English

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Location of originals

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

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Restrictions on access

The Archives reserves the right to restrict access to the collection depending on the condition of the archival material, the amount of material requested, and the purpose of the research. The use of certain materials may also be restricted for reasons of privacy or sensitivity, or under a donor agreement. Access restrictions will be applied equally to all researchers and reviewed periodically. No researcher will be given access to any materials that contain a personal information bank such as donor agreements or personnel records, or to other proprietary information such as appraisals, insurance valuations, or condition reports.

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Permission to study archival records does not extend to publication or display rights. The researcher must request this permission in writing from the Archives.

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Revised

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

July 2, 2020

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Sources

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada. Retrieved from: http://www.csjcanada.org/our-heritage. 2013.

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