Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2008

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


Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help


Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The Order of the Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help was founded in 1892 by the Rev. Joseph Onésime Brousseau, who was at that time parish priest at St. Damien of Buckland, Bellechasse county, Quebec. It was in­corporated in 1894 by the Canadian parliament. Its works of philanthropy to-day are limited to the following : asylums for the poor, agricultural or­phanages, domestic science schools, and parochial schools. The Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help have given primary agricultural and domestic science instruction to more than 100,000 boys and girls. At present they are teaching in 33 parochial schools of Quebec and one in Northern Ontario. Father Brousseau's ideal was to promote greater love for agriculture, and thereby to induce people to return to their abandoned farms. He wished also to prevent Canadian immigration to the United States.

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Volume VI, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 398p., pp. 13-14.

© 2008 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College