The Legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste Marie
When we leave a legacy we want to know what will be the future impact on our community. Unfortunately, we rarely see that impact in our lifetime. St. Joseph’s Foundation of Thunder Bay is fortunate to have carried on the legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste Marie for the past 40 years. When the first five Sisters arrived in 1891, their mission was to care for the unmet needs of the people of Prince Arthur’s Landing. They knew what they needed to do, never thinking about what that would mean 140 years later.
On Sunday September 12 we honored their legacy and dedication to the education, healthcare and social needs of our community with a celebration mass at St. Andrew’s Church. We were fortunate to have nineteen Sisters of St. Joseph travel to Thunder Bay to attend the event, it was a moving tribute for all.
St. Joseph’s Foundation will continue the Sister’s legacy; supporting the unmet needs of the people of our region just like the first Sisters did in 1891. We hope your legacy in support of your community will be remembered like the Sisters of St. Joseph.