Legacy of Care, Courage & Compassion

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Since 1844, Catholic women religious have contributed significantly to the foundation of Manitoba's health, education and social service systems, and have played important roles in parish life and community development.  These humble, courageous sisters have surmounted numerous obstacles and challenges to respond to the needs of the poor, sick, oppressed, uneducated, hurt and suffering people.

In 2015 and 2016, the Catholic Health Association of Manitoba (CHAM) will lead a project that will commemorate, render homage and thank all of Manitoba's Catholic women religious.  We invite you to take part in this historic moment by:

  • Submitting a testimonial 
  • Participating at special events
  • Making a donation to help fund a commemorative monument to honor the Sisters. 




Testimonials dedicated to Sisters on International Women's Day

Archbishop Richard Gagnon - on behalf of the Archdioceses of Manitoba

Connie Yunyk - St. Mary's Academy

Myron Musick - Holy Family Home

Patricia Gendreau

Premier Greg Selinger - Province of Manitoba

Raymonde Gagné - Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba

Raymond Lafond

Rosie Jacuzzi - the Misericordia Corporation


Testimonials dedicated to Sisters submitted by the General Public

Sr Marie-Claire Boucher, a sister of the Sister Charity of Sainte-Hyacinthe by Father Robert Laroche, OMI

Sr Mary Gorman of SNJM by Marie Desaulniers 

Srs Marylyn Gibney, Susan Wikeem, Mary Gorman, Johanna Jonker, Josephine Chudzyk and Bernadette O’Reilly of SNJM by Jen O'Leary

Srs Susan and Marilyn of SNJM by Janelle Stokotelny

Sr Matthew (Sophia) Nykoluik (SSMI) by Olive Gurica

Srs Carmela Lukey and Hilary Lenyk formerly of Ukrainian Catholic Religious Centre by Gwen-Ellen Dankewich

Testimonials dedicated to Congregations submitted by the General Public

Grey Nuns of Manitoba by St. Boniface Registered Nurses' Alumni Association 

Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy - Nadia (Hradowy) Michaluk

Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate (SSMI) by June Dutka

Ursuline Sisters in Bruxelles by Luella Jonk

Ursuline Sisters in Bruxelles by John Jonk 

Ursuline Sisters by  Yvonne Jonk-Willemen

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