Catholic Mission (Fort Providence, NT)

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Catholic Mission (Fort Providence, NT)

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  • Also known as: Notre Dame de la Providence (Catholic Mission)

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In 1861, Bishop Grandin selected a site for an Oblate mission which he called Notre Dame de la Providence. Six years later, four Grey Nuns (Sister Adeline Lapointe, Sister Michel des Saints, Sister Amant, and Sister Elizabeth Ward) and two lay missionaries (Domitelle Letendre and Domitelles Lortie) arrived in Fort Providence to establish a boarding school and hospital. In 1927, a new residential school was built to accommodate students from as far off as Fort Smith and Aklavik. This institution was closed in 1958 and replaced with a new day school named after Sister Elizabeth Ward.


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Vaudrack, Paul (1890-1975)

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Vaudrack, Paul

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Catholic Mission (Fort Providence, NT)

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