Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec

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A congregation whose official title is Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (SCIM, Official Catholic Directory #3550). They were founded in Quebec, Canada, in 1850 by Genevieve Fitzbach Roy, who became first superior as Mother Mary of the Sacred Heart. The U.S. province with headquarters in Saco, Maine, was established in 1933, but the sisters have been in New England since 1882. Besides the personal sanctification of its members by the faithful observance of the three vows of religion, the chief work of the institute is the rehabilitation of wayward girls and the Christian education of youth. In the United States, the sisters work in parishes, schools, hospitals, homes for the aged, homes for unmarried mothers and adoption agencies. Their ministries include catechesis, youth ministries, counseling, retreat and spiritual direction.

Bibliography: st. b. upham, Years of Shepherding (Quebec 1950).

[m. g. lirette/eds.]