S+L logo

Sisters of the Precious Blood celebrate 100 years in London, Ontario

April 27, 2013
Join the Sisters of the Precious Blood as they celebrate 100 years of prayer and reparation in the Diocese of London. Salt + Light will broadcast this special celebratory mass from St Peter's Cathedral Basilica in London, Ontario on Wednesday, May 1 starting at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT with repeat broadcasts on May 2 at midnight and 1 pm. His Excellency, Bishop Ronald Fabbro of London will preside.
A brief history of how the Sisters came to be in London
Mother Catherine Aurelia Cauouette founded the Sisters of the Precious Blood in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec in 1861. The early years were marked with poverty and great hardship. Yet new members continued to join the community to share in the life of prayer and sacrifice. Eventually, new communities were founded and in 1912, as St. Peter's Seminary in London was just opening, the rector, Father V. Tobin contacted the monastery in Toronto. There, he learned of their plans for a new foundation in the United States, but, obstacles were preventing the realization of this foundation. Father Tobin seized this opportunity and quickly approached Bishop Fallon with the hopeful request that this community be invited to London. Bishop Fallon responded favourably and invited the Sisters to come to his diocese. The Sisters received the news with excitement and underwent preparations to found the new monastery immediately. And so, in 1913, Mother Mary Teresa Lanphier founded the new London monastery and became its first Superior.
Find out more about the Sisters of the Precious Blood here.

Related posts

Today we have a surprise appearance by Pope Francis at a Swiss guard's wedding and an interview from St. Boniface Cathedral in Winnipeg. ...read more
Jesus, the Compassionate Shepherd of God
FacebookTwitter
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – July 22nd, 2018 The themes of sheep and shepherding flow though the Scripture readings for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B). The moving ...read more
Message from Cardinal Lacroix for the anniversary the Catholic Church in Western Canada
FacebookTwitter
Read the remarks given by Cardinal Lacroix, following the Mass in thanksgiving for 200 years of evangelization in Western Canada on July 15th. ...read more
Homily by Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada
FacebookTwitter
Read the official text of Cardinal Lacroix's homily at the Solemn Mass celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Catholic Church in Western Canada. ...read more
Deacon-structing Mission: Social Justice
FacebookTwitter
What is a missionary? What is the mission of the Church? Deacon Pedro presents a perspective from the 5th Missionary Congress of the Americas in Bolivia. ...read more
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, Fr. Rob Galea concelebrated Mass at S+L. He offered this beautiful homily on the importance of falling in love with God. ...read more
In today's episode of Perspectives Daily we look at Pope Francis' message during his Sunday Angelus - and other stories. ...read more