2 Hamilton convents are closing, ending a remarkable era that helped build a caring city
Call them early feminists, or the founders of modern healthcare in Hamilton, but nuns are leaving a legacy
CBC Hamilton | Samantha Craggs, CBC News Reporter | November 17, 2019 | Photo provided by Samantha Craggs/CBC Hamilton
When Sister Teresita McInally leaves the Sisters of St. Joseph motherhouse in Dundas next month, it’ll be “kicking and screaming.” But she, like the few others still there, knows the time has come.
It’s a beautiful property, with an expanse of green grass, flowers with blooms like clouds and a gazebo with comfortable chairs. At one point, more than 100 sisters lived here, women religious who taught high school, and cared for the sick, and held leadership positions in a time when few women did.
Catholic health care was borne from phenomenal and brave women of faith. The Sisters of St. Joseph risked their lives to heal the sick and care for the most vulnerable. Today, their mission and legacy live through our staff, not only here in Hamilton, but across the St. Joseph’s Health System.
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