A congregation dating back to 1850

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In 1850, Esther Blondin founded the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Anne at Vaudreuil (Quebec, Canada) in the outlying region around Montreal. Her aim was to remedy the pitiful situation of rural schools of her time.

Académie BlondinFrom 1851, the community began to  expand; in a short time, the Sisters had assumed the direction of several schools and opened boarding-schools in the country-side and in the Montreal area. In later years, other Quebec regions like Abitibi, the Temiscamingue , the Gaspe also called on the devotedness of members of the Congregation.

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  • Blondin Academy in Vaudreuil, where the community began in 1848.
    (image : General Archives )






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Congregation of Sisters of Saint Anne