Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
April 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Daughter of Jesus


Daughters of Jesus. The Daughters of Jesus, founded in 1767 in France, devote themselves to the sick and to the education of children. The French Revolution having delayed the progress of the young Congregation, it was definitely reorganized in 1831; and in 1860, its general house was transferred to Kermaria, in Brittany. When the French laws of 1902 decreed the suppression of this Community, as well as that of all teaching Congregations, the Sisters were invited by Bishop Legal, O.M.I., to open schools in Canada, and emigrated to St. Albert, Alberta, where they established their first Canadian residence. In 1903 they founded establishments in New Brunswick and in Quebec. To-day, the Congregation has two prosperous provinces in Canada : the Eastern province, containing 30 establishments, and the Western province, grouping 8 residences under the jurisdiction of the mother superior of Morinville, Alberta.

Source  : W. Stewart Wallace, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 180.


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College