Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2008

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


Sisters of St. Paul


Sisters of St. Paul. The Community of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres was founded in 1694 in a little village of the French Beauce by a modest county parish priest. From the beginning the Sisters have taken care of the poor, the sick, and the education of children. A few years later, the bishop of Chartres called them to his episcopal city; and thirty years after the foundation, the first Sisters left for the missions in Cayenne. The community counts houses in nearly every part of the world. France, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Italy, Antilles, Guiana, Canada, and in the far East China, Cochin, China, Siam, Laos, Annam and Tonking, Japan, Korea, and the Philippine islands. In 1930 they founded an hospice-hospital at Ste. Anne des Monts-Nord, Quebec, and here they take care of the sick and aged, and help in all the other parish work.

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Volume VI, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 398p., p. 19.

© 2008 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College