Who were the people involved?
Father Jean-Pierre Médaille
In 1646, Father Jean-Pierre Médaille founded a religious community of women, and in 1650, the first women of the community would receive the habit at Le Puy, France, and become the Sisters of St. Joseph. Read more >>
Mother St. John Fontbonne
Mother St. John Fontbonne founded the re-established community of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Lyon, France in 1807. The community had dissolved years earlier because of the tumult caused by the French Revolution. Read more >>
Mother Ignatia Campbell
Mother Ignatia Campbell was the first General Superior of the Sisters of St. Joseph of London, Ontario. First appointed to office in 1870, she would continue to lead the community for the next 32 years. Read more >>