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The Sisters of St. Joseph

The main archives of the Congregation are located in London, Ontario, and there are neighborhood archives in Hamilton, London, Peterborough and Pembroke. Highlights of the archives include records related to the many hospitals built by the Sisters across Ontario and western Canada. Other notable records include those of St. Mary’s Orphanage in Hamilton, Mount St. Joseph Orphanage in London, St. Vincent’s Orphanage in Peterborough, and St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Cobourg.
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St. Joseph's Hospital, Galahad

Galahad, Alberta 1927...In 1927, following the Congregation of St. Joseph of the Sisters of St. Joseph's exit from Stettler, Alberta, Archbishop Henry Joseph O'Leary decided that a hospital was greatly needed i... more

Mount Hope Motherhouse and Orphanage

London, Ontario...The Mount Hope Motherhouse, Orphanage and Home for the Aged opened on October 2 1869 in the former William Barker Residence. Pictured are the first 50 orphans as well as three elderly men. The... more

Mount Hope Motherhouse and Orphanage front view

London, Ontario...The property which became Mount Hope originally belonged to William Barker, formerly the mayor of London. The property was purchased by Bishop John Walsh on May 10, 1869 for the Sisters of St.... more

First ward

St. Joseph's Hospital Chatham, Ontario...In 1890, a meeting was held between Reverend Paul, O.F.M. of St. Joseph's Parish, Reverend Mother Ignatia Campbell, and Mother Aloysia Nigh, along with some of the promi... more

First operating room

First operating room, St. Joseph's Hospital Chatham, Ontario...In 1890, a meeting was held between Reverend Paul, O.F.M. of St. Joseph's Parish, Reverend Mother Ignatia Campbell, and Mother Aloysia Nigh, along ... more

First St. Joseph's Hospital, Chatham, Ontario

In 1890, a meeting was held between Reverend Paul, O.F.M. of St. Joseph's Parish, Reverend Mother Ignatia Campbell, and Mother Aloysia Nigh, along with some of the prominent doctors of Chatham. They decided tha... more

Second nursery

St. Joseph's Hospital second nursery, Chatham, Ontario...In 1890, a meeting was held between Reverend Paul, O.F.M. of St. Joseph's Parish, Reverend Mother Ignatia Campbell, and Mother Aloysia Nigh, along with s... more

St. Joseph's School of Nursing Class of 1904

This was the class that entered St. Joseph's School of Nursing in London, Ontario in 1901. There were eight graduates in this class. The photographer was Geo. A. Henry of London, Ontario.

St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, Chatham

First Classroom and Study Hall, Chatham, Ontario...The St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in Chatham, Ontario dates back to 1901 when it was determined that secular nurses would be needed to assist the Sis... more

Sacred Heart Convent chapel

London, Ontario...The Religious of the Sacred Heart operated a school at this location, but withdrew in September, 1913. The Sisters of St. Joseph began to use the building for commercial classes in two rooms a... more

Sisters kneeling at creche

London, Ontario...The Religious of the Sacred Heart operated a school at this location, but withdrew in September, 1913. The Sisters of St. Joseph began to use the building for commercial classes in two rooms a... more

Sacred Heart Convent chapel

London, Ontario...The Religious of the Sacred Heart operated a school at this location, but withdrew in September, 1913. The Sisters of St. Joseph began to use the building for commercial classes in two rooms a... more

Sacred Heart Convent

London, Ontario...The Religious of the Sacred Heart operated a school at this location, but withdrew in September, 1913. The Sisters of St. Joseph began to use the building for commercial classes in two rooms a... more

Sisters outdoors at Sacred Heart Convent

London, Ontario...The Religious of the Sacred Heart operated a school at this location, but withdrew in September, 1913. The Sisters of St. Joseph began to use the building for commercial classes in two rooms a... more

St. Joseph's Hospital, Chatham

St. Joseph's Hospital Chatham, Ontario, with addition, 1914. ..In 1890, a meeting was held between Reverend Paul, O.F.M. of St. Joseph's Parish, Reverend Mother Ignatia Campbell, and Mother Aloysia Nigh, along ... more

Nurses' graduation, St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing

Chatham, Ontario, 1916...The St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in Chatham, Ontario dates back to 1901 when it was determined that secular nurses would be needed to assist the Sisters of St. Joseph in the ... more

House of Providence

House of Providence, London Ontario ca. 1923...When the Sisters of St. Joseph moved to the former Hellmuth Ladies’ College, Mount Hope was rechristened the House of Providence, and care for the elderly continue... more

House of Providence

House of Providence, London, Ontario ca. 1923...When the Sisters of St. Joseph moved to the former Hellmuth Ladies’ College, Mount Hope was rechristened the House of Providence, and care for the elderly continu... more

First Sisters in Galahad, Alberta

First Sisters in Galahad, Alberta. From left to right: Sister Patricia, Sister Jane Frances, Sister Virginia...The Sisters of St. Joseph operated four rural hospitals in Alberta: Stettler (1926-1927), Galahad (... more

Sisters in Galahad

Sisters at St.Joseph's Hospital in Galahad, Alberta in 1964-65...In 1927, following the Congregation of St. Joseph of the Sisters of St. Joseph's exit from Stettler, Alberta, Archbishop Henry Joseph O'Leary dec... more

Killam General Hospital

The original hospital in Killam, Alberta...In 1930, the Sisters of St. Joseph opened Killam General Hospital, which remained open the longest of the four hospitals which they started in Alberta. Two years later... more

Killam General Hospital SIsters

Sisters at Killam General Hospital in Killam, Alberta...In 1930, the Sisters of St. Joseph opened Killam General Hospital, which remained open the longest of the four hospitals which they started in Alberta. Tw... more

St. Paul's Hospital, Rimbey

Rimbey, Alberta 1932...The hospital was called St. Paul's Hospital and was owned by the Archdiocese of Edmonton. The Order of Benedictines ran the hospital for the archdiocese until they had to return to the Un... more

St. Paul's Hospital Chapel

Rimbey, Alberta...The Sisters of St. Joseph operated four rural hospitals in Alberta: Stettler (1926-1927), Galahad (1927-1978), Killam (1930-1990), and Rimbey (1932-1949)...The Sisters provided all the funds f... more

Sisters in Rimbey, Alberta

From left to right: Sister Loretto, Sister Mary Joseph, Mrs. Cust, and Sister St. John in Rimbey, Alberta, 1932...The Sisters of St. Joseph operated four rural hospitals in Alberta: Stettler (1926-1927), Galah... more

Picker x-ray machine

X Ray in progress, St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarnia...The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London had been invited by the Sarnia City Council in 1942 to open a hospital in Sarnia. Construction of the hospit... more

Interpreting x-rays

Doctor and Technician Checking X-Ray at St. Joseph's Hospital in Sarnia...The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London had been invited by the Sarnia City Council in 1942 to open a hospital in Sarnia. Con... more

X-ray machine demonstration

Staff member, acting as a patient to demonstrate the position of the new Picker x-ray machine, St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarnia...The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London had been invited by the Sarnia C... more

The new magnascanner

St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarnia, Ontario...The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London had been invited by the Sarnia City Council in 1942 to open a hospital in Sarnia. Construction of the hospital began i... more

X-ray in progress

Radiology Department, St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarnia...The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London had been invited by the Sarnia City Council in 1942 to open a hospital in Sarnia. Construction of the ho... more

St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary

Some of the officers of St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarnia, Auxiliary, March 1946, which is raising $10,000 for furnishing the nursery of the new institution. Front row, L to R - Mrs. F. Sackfield, Mrs. N.H. Glaab, ... more

Hospital Auxiliary, St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarnia

Sarnia, Ontario, 1946...Some of the officers of St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarnia, Auxiliary, March 1946, which is raising $10,000 for furnishing the nursery of the new institution. Front row, L to R - Mrs. F. Sack... more

Nursery

Nursery, St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarnia, October 1946...The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London had been invited by the Sarnia City Council in 1942 to open a hospital in Sarnia. Construction of the ho... more

New x-ray machine

Picker shock-proof x-ray machine, installed March 4, 1946 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarnia...The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London had been invited by the Sarnia City Council in 1942 to open a hosp... more

Killam Hospital

Killam, Alberta, 1950s...In 1930, the Sisters of St. Joseph opened Killam General Hospital, which remained open the longest of the four hospitals which they started in Alberta. Two years later, St. Paul's Hospi... more

St. Joseph's Hospital, Chatham Sisters

Sisters who worked at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chatham, Ontario, 1951...In 1890, a meeting was held between Reverend Paul, O.F.M. of St. Joseph's Parish, Reverend Mother Ignatia Campbell, and Mother Aloysia Nig... more

Tornado damage in Sarnia

Sarnia, after the tornado, 1953.

Tornado automobile damage

Sarnia, Ontario, after the tornado, 1953.

Sister with baby

Sister Mary Loyola at Killam Hospital, Alberta in 1958...The Sisters of St. Joseph operated four rural hospitals in Alberta: Stettler (1926-1927), Galahad (1927-1978), Killam (1930-1990), and Rimbey (1932-1949)... more

St. Joseph's Hospital new addition

Sister Pascal with Leslie M. Frost, Premier of Ontario, at official opening of new wing, St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarnia, October 28, 1959...The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London had been invited by ... more

Mount St. Joseph Academy - 1486 Richmond St.

Graduation, London, Ontario, June 11 1960...Mount Saint Joseph Academy was a school for girls run by the Sisters of St. Joseph from 1950 to 1985. It was initially located at Sacred Heart Convent with a mere six... more

Sisters skating in Galahad

Sister Monica and Sister Mary Hilda in Galahad, Alberta, 1960...The Sisters of St. Joseph operated four rural hospitals in Alberta: Stettler (1926-1927), Galahad (1927-1978), Killam (1930-1990), and Rimbey (19... more

Construction at the convent in Peru

Additions are added to the convent - 1962. Property of the co-op, Cayalti...The first four Sisters who served in Peru sailed on a ship for a month to reach Lima. Three months later, they travelled to Cayalti an... more

First Sisters and Leadership

The first Sisters who went to Peru with the General Council, 1962...The first four Sisters who served in Peru sailed on a ship for a month to reach Lima. Three months later, they travelled to Cayalti and took u... more

Quito, Ecuador conference

First International Conference in Quito Ecuador 1963...The first four Sisters who served in Peru sailed on a ship for a month to reach Lima. Three months later, they travelled to Cayalti and took up residence ... more

Federation founders

The founding members of the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada. The Federation comprises all the congregations in Canada and was formed in 1966.

Parish groups in Peru

Sister Juliana and Sister Cyril with Parish Groups...The first four Sisters who served in Peru sailed on a ship for a month to reach Lima. Three months later, they travelled to Cayalti and took up residence in ... more

The Pope in Peru

The Holy Father speaking on work and workers in Peru.

Sister with parrot in Peru

Sister Joanne making friends...The first four Sisters who served in Peru sailed on a ship for a month to reach Lima. Three months later, they travelled to Cayalti and took up residence in the convent after a sh... more

Nuevo

Welcoming the New Year in Peru...Photo credit: Sister Marie Celine Janisse.

Pilgrimage in Peru

Oyotun - Nueva Arica; The image of "Senor de los Milagros" (Lord of the Miracles) accompanies the people through mud and water; the original road was washed away, and distant, dangerous detours had to be made.

Peruvian church

Monte Seco, highland mission - Sacramental preparation. First Communion and Confirmation students...The first four Sisters who served in Peru sailed on a ship for a month to reach Lima. Three months later, the... more

Hunger strike

The sugar-workers' union went on a hunger strike in Cayalti in July, 1984 for their rights. Sr. Jean (Ollie) Dochstader helped negotiate a settlement with the Sugar Coop...The first four Sisters who served in P... more

The Saint Augustin ruins

A Sister of St. Joseph with nuns from another order visit the Zana ruins...The first four Sisters who served in Peru sailed on a ship for a month to reach Lima. Three months later, they travelled to Cayalti and... more

False faces

False Faces, part of Fun day...The first four Sisters who served in Peru sailed on a ship for a month to reach Lima. Three months later, they travelled to Cayalti and took up residence in the convent after a sh... more

Peruvian church window

Window designed by Sister Cyril for Cojal Church...The first four Sisters who served in Peru sailed on a ship for a month to reach Lima. Three months later, they travelled to Cayalti and took up residence in th... more

Sisters in Peru

Another Change - A New Look 1968..The first four Sisters who served in Peru sailed on a ship for a month to reach Lima. Three months later, they travelled to Cayalti and took up residence in the convent after ... more

San Isidro - Peruvian saint

San Isidro, patron Saint of fruits of earth.

Sister teaching music

London, Ontario...Sister Marie teaching music to children.

Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band

London, Ontario...The Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band began as part of the Centennial Program for the London based Sisters, which lasted from December 1968 until December 1969. However, the Concert Band last... more

X-ray taking place

St.Joseph's Hospital, Sarnia, Ontario, 1970...The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London had been invited by the Sarnia City Council in 1942 to open a hospital in Sarnia. Construction of the hospital be... more

Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band

Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band with Martin Boundy conducting, London, Ontario...The Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band began as part of the Centennial Program for the London based Sisters, which lasted from... more

Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band

Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band with Martin Boundy conducting, London, Ontario...The Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band began as part of the Centennial Program for the London based Sisters, which lasted from... more

Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band

London, Ontario...The Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band began as part of the Centennial Program for the London based Sisters, which lasted from December 1968 until December 1969. However, the Concert Band last... more

Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band

Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band, London, Ontario...The Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band began as part of the Centennial Program for the London based Sisters, which lasted from December 1968 until December ... more

Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band

London, Ontario...The Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band began as part of the Centennial Program for the London based Sisters, which lasted from December 1968 until December 1969. However, the Concert Band last... more

Interpreting x-rays

St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarnia, 1970...The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London had been invited by the Sarnia City Council in 1942 to open a hospital in Sarnia. Construction of the hospital began in 1... more

X-Ray technician

Radiology Therapy, St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarnia, Sister Bernita, Technician, 1970...The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London had been invited by the Sarnia City Council in 1942 to open a hospital in ... more

Theophany House

London, Ontario...As a direct result of the decision made by General Chapter in 1972, two experimental communities were established by the Sisters of St. Joseph – one in Sarnia and one in London. The community ... more

Main Street, Galahad

Galahad, Alberta in March, 1972.

Board of Governors, St. Joseph's Hospital, Chatham

St. Joseph's Hospital Chatham, Ontario Board of Governors 1974,..Left to right: Sisters Mary Brendan Flynn, Rose Mindorff, Theresa Carmel Slavik, Mary Lourdes Therens (Administrator 1970-76), Katherine McKeough... more

St Joseph's Hospital, Galahad

Front of new hospital building and Sisters' residence in the old hospital building, Galahad, Alberta, in 1975...In 1927, following the Congregation of St. Joseph of the Sisters of St. Joseph's exit from Stettl... more

St. Joseph's Hospital pharmacy

Sister Monica and nurse at pharmacy in Galahad, Alberta...The Sisters of St. Joseph operated four rural hospitals in Alberta: Stettler (1926-1927), Galahad (1927-1978), Killam (1930-1990), and Rimbey (1932-1949... more

Killam Hospital

Killam, Alberta, 1978...The Sisters of St. Joseph operated four rural hospitals in Alberta: Stettler (1926-1927), Galahad (1927-1978), Killam (1930-1990), and Rimbey (1932-1949)...The Sisters provided all the f... more

Killam Hospital operating room

Killam, Alberta, 1981...The Sisters of St. Joseph operated four rural hospitals in Alberta: Stettler (1926-1927), Galahad (1927-1978), Killam (1930-1990), and Rimbey (1932-1949)...The Sisters provided all the f... more

Killam General Hospital

Killam, Alberta, May, 1981...In 1930, the Sisters of St. Joseph opened Killam General Hospital, which remained open the longest of the four hospitals which they started in Alberta. Two years later, St. Paul's H... more

Killam General Hospital

Killam General Hospital on its 50th anniversary in 1981...In 1930, the Sisters of St. Joseph opened Killam General Hospital, which remained open the longest of the four hospitals which they started in Alberta. ... more

El Nino damage

Sister Joan viewing the disaster with the overflowing of the Zana River (Mocupe) 1982. Previous floods caused by El Nino in the Zana Valey 1982-83...The first four Sisters who served in Peru sailed on a ship fo... more

Zana cemetery

The stark symbolic tree in the cemetery in Zana, ca. 1998.

Windermere Road convent

London, Ontario...This convent opened in 2007. It is a 100 bed facility split into five floors. The basement is made up of service areas, underground parking, a cafeteria and pool. The main floor has a chapel, ... more