March 15, 2012

Saint Patrick’s Day among the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec

The sisters have always enjoyed celebrating the feast of Saint Patrick. And no wonder! Did you know that from the founding of the Congregation, 61 Irish women became Good Shepherd Sisters, 4 of them born in Ireland?

In honor of their companions, the sisters highlighted the feast in their own way. Here is an excerpt from the Mother House Annals on March 17, 1902:

“Saint Patrick’s Day allowed us to have recreation at lunchtime. Lovely little green flags appeared here and there on the tables laid out with tasty dishes today in honor of our dear Irish sisters, whom Sister Marie-de-St-Paschal likes to please.”

Sister Sarah Ann Travers, who died in 2003, was the last sister of Irish origin to enter in Quebec City.

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