Sunday, April 30, 2006

CHAPEL, LaPrairie, QC

Main altar of the convent chapel of the Sisters of Providence,
a Roman Catholic religious community that sent members to the U.S. to educate the children of Québec families, who emigrated, mostly in search of work in the factories along the many river banks of New England. This community is one of many to whom we owe thanks for preserving the French language among future generations of Franco-Americans. The convent has since been sold and is now an independent living facility for seniors. Click on the orange TITLE to learn more about this Québec community that was founded by the widow, Émilie GAMELIN, in Montréal, QC

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