Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pioneer nuns leave Vancouver after 148 years

Schools and missions to carry on legacy of Sisters of St. Ann
A group of Sisters of St. Ann from Victoria travelled to Holy Rosary Cathedral for a celebration of the order's legacy in Vancouver. Friends, family, past and current students, and the archbishop bade farewell to the last sister remaining in this diocese. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
After 148 years of service, the Sisters of St. Ann are leaving Vancouver. Sister Patricia Donovan, SSA, the last sister here, is moving to Victoria. "I'm sorry to be the last one leaving, but that's the way God's plan is," she said at a Mass and farewell reception Aug. 2 at Holy Rosary Cathedral. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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