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A Glance at our Heritage

January

2

1890

Death of our foundress, Blessed Marie Anne Blondin.

6

1903

Approval of our Constitutions by His Holiness Pope Leo XIII.

7

1890

First funeral in Saint Anne’s sanctuary : that of Mother Marie-Anne.

8

1965

Arrival of the first daughters of Mother Marie Anne in Chile.

February

13

1875

Approbation of the Constitutions by Bishop Bourget.

19

1861

Mother Marie Jeanne de Chantal signed the deed for the Simpson Manor ($8,000).

23

1894

Five sisters pronounced their vows as coadjutrices (lay sisters) in the Community.

March

1

1949

Mother Marie Leopoldine, general superior, received the "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" gold cross.

10

1857

Bishop Bourget went to Vaudreuil to put a last touch to the Constitutions drawn up in 1851.

14

1863

Rome conferred the decree of praise on our Institute.

16

1955

Official opening of the diocesan information process at the cardinal’s residence in Montreal.

19 1984 Distribution of the revised Constitutions and Rules.

20

1851

The Bishop arrived in Vaudreuil to write the Holy Rules.

25

1857

Change of costume – each sister submitted to an investiture.

April

4

1869

Fourteen professed sisters and the white-veiled novices
made a thirty-day retreat.

8

1858

The first four missionaries left Saint Jacques to go West.

10

1883

Sale of the "cradle of the community" in Vaudreuil for $3,000.

18

1809

Esther Sureau dit Blondin was born in Terrebonne.

27

1896

The first four provinces were erected in the community.

29

1888

The chapel and Simpson Manor were demolished.

29
2001
Pope John Paul II proclaimed our Venerable
Mother Marie Anne Blondin: "Blessed".

May

1

1861

Arrival of the Sisters of Saint Anne in Lachine.

2

1884

Approval of our Institute by His Holiness Pope Leo XIII.

4

1861

Liturgical blessing of the residence of the Sisters in Lachine.

16

1945

Seal placed on the skeletal remains of Mother Marie Anne at the Motherhouse, Lachine.

21

1866

Baptism of Mary Smith, first convert of the Sisters of Saint Anne in Lachine.

24 1849 Bishop Bourget’s first visit to the little community in Vaudreuil.

June

5

1858

The first missionaries arrived at Vancouver after a two-month journey.

8

1885

Death of Bishop Bourget, Bishop of Montreal.

10

1894

Healing of Anne Paquin during the triduum for the installation of the relic of Good Saint Anne at the Lachine sanctuary.

 20

1855

Mother Marie Anne vowed to recite daily the Office of the Immaculate Conception and to wear of the medal of the Virgin.

21

1938

Henceforth, Mount Saint Anne was to be called the Motherhouse and the building on Saint Joseph Street, the Convent.

25

1876

Solemn inauguration of Saint Joseph Hospital in Victoria.

July

12 1888 The Daughters of Saint Anne title was changed to that of Sisters of Saint Anne.
16 1903 The modified text of the decree of approval of the Constitutions came back from Rome.
19 1853 Death of Mrs. Fournier, recluse at our Vaudreuil  convent.

20

1924

Blessing of the cemetery Calvary at the Lachine convent.

22

1900

Death of the pastor, Father Piché, during the fiftieth anniversary celebrations of the Community.

23

1907

Blessing of the cornerstone of Mount Saint Anne.

26

1888

Blessing of the cornerstone of Saint Anne’s sanctuary in Lachine.

31

1937

Blessing of the cornerstone of our general infirmary in Lachine.

August

1

1849

First death in the Community : Emilie Forté a candidate who entered July 27.

3

1860

First general chapter of the Community.

5

1855

Mother Marie Anne promised to recite daily the little Office of Saint Anne.

6

1849

Opening of the retreat preached by Monsignor J.C. Prince for the first investiture.

 15

1849

Nine postulants, including Esther Blondin, received the Holy Habit. Esther received the name of Sister Marie Anne.

19

1950

Permission was granted by Archbishop Paul Emile Léger to introduce the Cause of Mother Marie Anne in Rome.

22

1853

Departure of theVaudreuil community for Saint Jacques.

29

1961

Education congress in Lachine : "Le sens de Dieu".

September

1

1864

The general administration was established at the Simpson Manor in Lachine.

3

1851

Three sisters founded Saint Geneviève, second house of the Institute.

4

1969

Arrival of the daughters of Mother Marie Anne in Cameroon, Africa.

8

1850

In Vaudreuil, profession of the first five Sisters of Saint Anne.

10

1872

Mother Marie Anne was elected to the office of General Assistant.

13

1848

The novitiate officially opened its doors for the admission of seven candidates.

15

1848

Christine Blondin signed her contract as teacher of girls in the village of Vaudreuil.

17

1850

The pastor, Father Paul-Loup Archambault, paid the Intitute’s debt, a sum of about £1481 (pounds) and 4d (sols).

18

1944

The daughters of Mother Marie Anne left for Saint Louis du Sud, in Haïti, to establish the first mission in Haiti.

24

1867

Daughters of Mother Marie Anne arrived in Oswego, N.Y., first house in the United States.

October

1

1853

The Daughters of Saint Anne began teaching in Saint Jacques.

2

1891

Nine aspirants were admitted to the postulate of lay-sisters.

6

1934

The departure from Victoria of our first missionaries to Japan.

17

1864

Arrival of Mother Marie Anne in Lachine. Transfer of the Motherhouse to Lachine.

20

1926

Decree abolishing the status of sisters known as lay-sisters.

22

1876

Celebration in Lachine of Bishop Bourget’s sacerdotal jubilee.

29

1929

Blessing of the cemetery at Mount Saint Anne.

November

2

1854

Arrival of Mother Marie Anne at Saint Geneviève as directress.

20

1944

Death in Les Cayes of Sister Marie Antonio, founding superior in Haïti.

23

1902

Installation of the first printing shop at Lachine.

December

2

1943

Homecoming of five sisters interned at Camp Sumire, Tokyo.

9

1872

Father Nazaire Piché, pastor of Lachine, had 100 copies of the Rules printed and gave them to the Community on the feast of Saint Eulalie, patronal feast of the general superior.

15

1964

Approval of the writings of Mother Marie Anne by the Sacred Congregation of Rites.

17

1881

Father Brassard, former pastor of Vaudreuil, bequeathed by will the "cradle" of the community to the Sisters of Saint  Anne.

25

1889

Inauguration of the Sanctuary of Saint Anne in Lachine.

29

1904

Distribution of the Constitutions of 1903.

31

1927

Distribution of the Constitutions revised according to Canon Law.

 

 

 

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