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A Touch of History

Apparently on May 29, 1700, Sr. Marie Barbier, Soeur de l'Assomption, received what is believed to be the first mastectomy in North America. This procedure was performed by Dr. Michael Sarrazin at Hotel Dieu in Quebec. In Dr. Sarrazin's own words:

"No matter what option I choose, I see my Sister de l’Assomption in danger of an imminent death. If we don’t operate, she will surely die within a few days, since she is getting worse by the day; and to attempt an operation will nearly inevitably lead to her death, since there is hardly any hope that she could sustain it and even less hope that she could recover from it” Vallée, Arthur (1927). Un biologiste canadien: Michel Sarrazin 1659–1735

The operation was a resounding success, and Sr. Marie Barbier lived for 39 years, passing away at the age of 77.

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Living Charity Volunteer Program June 23 - July 1, 2018

The Sisters of Charity – Halifax and the Congregation of Notre Dame are recruiting university students for the Living Charity Atlantic Volunteer Program.

Living Charity Atlantic is a nine day volunteer service program — an opportunity for you to participate in the mission of charity to those in need. Along with Sisters, you’ll have opportunities for hands-on experience of service, for reflection on justice and strategies for change, and for living and praying together.

Experiences include working with women and children, seniors and community centres.

The registration deadline is May 10, 2018.

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Official Visit to Maria Province Sisters

April 22: Welcome Ceremony – Meiji Gakuen

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