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Sacred Heart Convent, Calgary, Alberta, July 1913
Sacred Heart Convent, Calgary, Alberta, July 1913
NA-3550-1

Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Annals. -- 1883-1946
Series 2 Catholic education in Calgary and Alberta. -- 1891-1983
Series 3 Photographs. -- [ca. 1920-1962]

Inventory

Series 1 Annals. -- 1883-1946. -- 25 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of annual summaries of the missionary work and educational activities of the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus order in western Canada. Also includes annals related to the Order in Belgium and France during the First World War and Second World War. Note: Copies only. The originals are held by the Order.
M-1395-1 Annals. -- 1883-1885. -- Re trip from Liverpool to Canada on the Allan Line steamer "Peruvian"; visits to Catholic institutions in Montreal; trip to St. Boniface with Bishop Grandin; trip to St. Laurent and Prince Albert by train and wagon; and accounts of the Riel Rebellion near Prince Albert.
M-1395-2 Annals. -- 1883. -- Re trip from Winnipeg to St. Laurent and work in Prince Albert.
M-1395-3 Annals. -- 1883. -- Re trip from England to Prince Alberta; work in Prince Albert; and visits by local settlers and Indian [First Nations] leaders.
M-1395-4 Annals. -- 1883-1885. -- Re work in Prince Albert; St. Laurent; Brandon; journey to Calgary; and work in Calgary.
M-1395-5 Annals. -- 1885. -- Re work in St. Laurent and move to Calgary [in French].
M-1395-6 Annals. -- 1886. -- Re work in Calgary.
M-1395-7 Annals. -- 1887. -- Re work in Brandon, Calgary and Prince Albert.
Note: For Calgary Annals, 1891 and 1893 see M-1395-51 below.
M-1395-7a Annals. -- 1887-1890. -- Re work in Brandon, Calgary, Prince Albert, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-8 Annals. -- 1894. -- Re work in Lethbridge, Edmonton, Prince Albert, Rat Portage and Calgary.
M-1395-9 Annals. -- 1895. -- Re work in Rat Portage, Lethbridge, Calgary, Prince Albert, Edmonton, Fond du Lac and Wisconsin.
M-1395-10 Annals. -- 1896. -- Re work in Duck Lake, Calgary, Lethbridge, Edmonton and Rat Portage.
M-1395-11 Annals. -- 1897. -- Re work in Rat Portage, Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge and Duck Lake.
M-1395-12 Annals. -- 1897. -- Re work in Rat Portage, Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-13 Annals. -- 1898. -- Re work in Lethbridge, Rat Portage, Calgary, Edmonton and Strathcona.
M-1395-14 Annals. -- 1899. -- Re work in Rat Portage, Calgary, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Strathcona and Duck Lake.
M-1395-15 Annals. -- 1900. -- Re work in Calgary, Duck Lake, Edmonton, Lethbridge and Rat Portage.
M-1395-16 Annals. -- 1901. -- Re work in Calgary, Duck Lake, Edmonton, Lethbridge and Rat Portage.
M-1395-17 Annals. -- 1902. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-18 Annals. -- 1903. -- Re work in Calgary and Edmonton.
M-1395-19 Annals. -- 1904. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-20 Annals. -- 1907. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
Note: For Calgary entries, 1908, 1910 and 1912 see M-1395-51 below.
M-1395-21 Annals. -- 1913. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-22 Annals. -- 1914. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-23 Annals. -- 1915. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-24 Annals. -- 1916. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-25 Annals. -- 1917. -- Re work in Lethbridge and Edmonton.
M-1395-26 Annals. -- 1917-1918. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-27 Annals. -- 1919. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-28 Annals. -- 1920. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge. -- Includes information relating to Sister Stanislaus Poiret (1830-1919).
M-1395-29 Annals. -- 1921. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-30 Annals. -- 1922. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1965-31 Annals. -- 1923. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-32 Annals. -- 1924. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-33 Annals. -- 1925. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-34 Annals. -- 1926. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-35 Annals. -- 1927. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-36 Annals. -- 1928. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-37 Annals. -- 1929. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-38 Annals. -- 1930-1931. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-39 Annals. -- 1932. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-40 Annals. -- 1933. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-41 Annals. -- 1934. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-42 Annals. -- 1935. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-43 Annals. -- 1936. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-44 Annals. -- 1937. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-45 Annals. -- 1938. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-46 Annals. -- 1939. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-66 Annals. -- 1940. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-67 Annals. -- 1941. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-68 Annals. -- 1943. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-69 Annals. -- 1944. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-70 Annals. -- 1945. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-71 Annals. -- 1946. -- Re work in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
M-1395-47 Annals. -- 1914-1918. -- Re escape of novices from Belgium during the First World War and their work in Belgium.
M-1395-65 Annals of order in France during the Second World War. -- 1940-1945
Series 2 Catholic education in Calgary and Alberta. -- 1891-1983. -- 18 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of records related to the educational work of the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus, primarily in Calgary. Includes a thesis and historical writings; programs and souvenirs of various events; newspaper clippings; and an interview with a former teacher.
M-1395-48 Correspondence about the return of Sister Mary Greene to Canada. -- 1914
M-1395-49 List of boarders, including pupils. -- 1900-1933
M-1395-50 "Anecdotal History of Calgary Separate Schools", manuscript by Wilfred Walter Barry. -- 1967
M-1395-51 "Pioneer Sisters in Calgary". -- [after 1930s]. -- Consists of a manuscript about the work of the Faithful Companions of Jesus in Calgary from the 1880s to the 1930s. The mansucript includes Calgary annals for 1885, 1886, 1891, 1893, 1908, 1910-1912, 1935 and 1936.
M-1395-52 Typescripts re the history of the order, school reunions and poetry. -- n.d.
M-1395-53 Thesis: "Roman Catholic Separate and Public Schools in Alberta" by Sister L.A. Hochstein, FCJ. -- 1954. -- Completed for her Master of Education degree at the University of Alberta. -- Includes information about Catholic schools at Castor, Chauvin, Clandonald, Drumheller, Edmonton, Fairview, Fort Macleod, Fort McMurray, Fort Saskatchewan, Fort Vermilion, Gleichen, Grande Prairie, Grouard, Lethbridge, McLennan, Manning, Medicine Hat, Morinville, Peace River, Picardville, Pincher Creek, Red Deer, Rockyford, St. Albert, Spirit River, Trochu, Vegreville, Wainwright and Wetaskiwin.
M-1395-64 Programs for events at St. Mary's School, Calgary. -- 1950-1973
M-1395-55 Programs and souvenirs. -- 1957-1972. -- For the consecraton of St. Mary's Cathedral (1957); Thanksgiving Mass (1967); and 60th anniversary of the Diocese of Calgary (1972).
M-1395-56 Mother Mary Greene (1843-1933) - Biographical sketch. -- 1933
M-1395-57 Newspaper clippings. -- 1924-1967 and n.d -- Re the Bishops of Calgary. Includes material relating to Dr. C.E. Bland, Bishop Francis P. Carrol (1890-1967), Bishop John Thomas Kidd (1868-1950), Bishop Francis J. Klein (1911-1968), Bishop John J. McNally (1871-1952) and Bishop Paul J. O'Byrne.
M-1395-58 Newspaper clippings. -- n.d. -- Re the move of the Sister of Charity of Providence from Midnapore to Edmonton; and opening of the new school by Faithful Companions of Jesus in Midnapore.
M-1395-59 Newspaper clippings, notes, etc. -- 1888, 1939. -- Re the FCJ Convent in Edmonton, and Edmonton Catholic Schools.
M-1395-60 Newspaper clippnigs. -- 1925-1975. -- Re Father Lacombe, history of the Faithful Companions of Jesus, home of Patrick Burns, Miss R.J. Coutts, and Robert F. Sinclair.
M-1395-61 Newspaper clippings. -- 1939, 1955-1957 and n.d. -- Re St. Mary's Cathedral cairn to mark the site of Our Lady of Peace, and commemoration service for early church pioneers.
M-1395-62 Newspaper clippinigs. -- 1971-1972 and n.d. -- Re the history of the Diocese of Edmonton, Diocese of Calgary, and the Sisters of Charity. Includes material relating to Bishop Francis P. Carroll (1890-1967), Bishop John Thomas Kidd (1868-1950), Bishop Francis J. Klein (1911-1968), Bishop Peter J. Monahan (1862-1947) Bishop John J. McNally (1871-1952) and Bishop Paul J. O'Byrne.
M-1395-63 Newspaper clippings. -- 1939, 1972 and n.d. -- Re the history of the Diocese of Calgary and early missionaries.
M-1395-64 Bishop Vital Justin Grandin - Canonization. -- 1930. -- Consists of material re attempts to have Grandin declared a Saint.
M-1395-72 Programs, speeches, etc. re special events in Calgary. -- 1921-1962. -- Includes material relating to Reverend Neville Anderson, Bishop Francis Carroll, the 1939 Royal Visit, and a Drumheller church.
M-3135 & M-3135-os Postcards, calendars, greeting cards, etc. used by the Sisters in teaching art in Calgary. -- 1891-1929. -- 5 cm of textual records. -- 5 oversize items
M-5625 Latin ceremonial instructions, duties manual and women's allicance certificate. -- n.d. -- 4 items
M-5708 Pamphlets, communion cards, etc. -- n.d. -- 27 items
M-6622 Souvenir calendar for the order's 100th anniversary in western Canada. -- 1983. -- 1 item
M-6663 Program for the order's centenary (100th anniversary in western Canada). -- 1983. -- 1 item
Microfilm Sisters Faithful Catholic Centennial Souvenir, 1812-1912 (re the Church in western Canada. -- Microfilmed 1977 (originally created 1912). -- 1 microfilm reel
RCT-221 Interview with Ethel MacDonald, about her experiences as a teacher at St. Mary's School. -- 1978. -- 2 audio cassettes
Series 3 Photographs. -- [ca. 1920-1962]. -- 30 photographs

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PA-1915 Riordan family, Edmonton. -- [ca. 1920]. -- 1 photograph
NA-3550 Views of students at St. Mary's School; Sacred Heart Convent; and St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary, Alberta. -- [ca. 1920-1962]. -- 29 photographs
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