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Sisters of Charity of St. Louis

The Sisters of Charity of St. Louis began in France in 1803 under the patronage of St. Louis IX, the King of France. They began by providing shelter and education to orphan girls in Vannes, but expanded and opened orphanages, schools, hospitals and retreat houses. In 1903 parts of France passed anticlerical laws that provided an impetus for the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis to move to other countries. In 1912 the Sisters came to Western Canada and settled in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The Sisters expanded to Calgary in 1951 and have been serving the community there and in other parts of Alberta ever since.

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