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Ursulines of the Chatham Union

In the 1920s and 1930s, appeals were sent by Bishops in Alberta to the Superior General of the Ursuline Sisters in Chatham, Ontario to acquire Catholic Sisters to teach in their parish schools. In 1921, an Ursuline Community was established in Calgary, in 1929 a school and boarding residence was opened in Rockyford and in 1935, the Sisters opened a convent in Drumheller. The Sisters taught grade school subjects including art and music and in Calgary opened the vibrant Ursuline School of Music. They ministered to the sick, opened kindergartens, taught special education classes including English as a second language to immigrants, established Hospital Ministries and visited the homes of students and parishioners.


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