Mount Hope Motherhouse

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Mount Hope Motherhouse

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Dates of existence

1869-1980

History

Mount Hope was the first Catholic institution in the Diocese of London to offer refuge and a home for the sick, infirm, destitute, and forsaken. The property that was originally the Barker House, was purchased by Bishop John Walsh and opened in 1869 as a Motherhouse and orphanage for the Sisters of St. Joseph. By 1870, the number of orphans living at Mount Hope grew. The elderly also moved to Mount Hope from Victoria Hospital and the Municipal Home for the Aged. The residents helped with domestic duties, gardening and other tasks. In 1877, the original building was extended and renamed Mount Hope Mother House, Orphanage and Home for the Aged. The only source of revenue were the salaries earned by Sister teachers and donations. By the late 1890s, Mount Hope became overcrowded. For health reasons, the orphans were moved to a new location and the elderly stayed at Mount Hope which was then renamed House of Providence. In 1951, St. Mary’s Hospital was built on one side, and in 1966, Marian Villa was built on the other side. The elderly were moved from the House of Providence to Marian Villa over time. In 1980, the House of Providence was demolished.

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London, Ontario 1869-1980

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Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada -- London (1868-)

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CA-ON

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hierarchical

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Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada -- London

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Mount Hope Motherhouse

Dates of the relationship

1869-1980

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

November 13, 2018

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