About Us

Encircled by the magnitude of the mountains and the sea, we, The Sisters of Saint Ann, founded in 1850 by Blessed Marie Anne Blondin in Vaudreuil, Quebec, have served in the Pacific Northwest since 1858.


Throughout our history in British Columbia and other areas of the Pacific Northwest we have carefully preserved the records of our lives and the works we established to serve the people of this region.


A woman’s influence is not limited, life will be mostly what women truly wish it to be.


The deeper a tree sinks its roots into the soil, the greater its chances of growing, branching out, and bearing fruit.


I write so I can remember and reflect on my experiences and to share the stories with those who come after.


The circular “stained glass” image represents belief in one eternal inclusive God who is Source of all goodness. Lives dedicated to education, health care, and dignified living for all people are the means revealing the Light of God’s Presence. Mountains and water locate the place of service in the Pacific Northwest. Rising beyond and embracing the mountains and water, the Cross, the symbol for Christians of the eternal power of the goodness of God, signifies the unconditional love that uplifts lives of service in the Spirit.

The Latest From Our Blog

  • March 31, 2017

    Across the miles…and the decades

    We recently received the following email from G., a former student of the Sisters of St. Ann at Holy Cross Mission in Alaska. She would have attended Holy Cross during the 1940s. “To thank you and your order for all you have done for the children in Alaska. There are those of us who have very fond memories of Holy Cross Mission and the Sisters […]

  • September 25, 2015

    Seeding the Future: Consecrated Life

    Pope Francis inspires a special conference in the Diocese of Victoria Pope Francis has extended a global invitation to women and men religious to celebrate a Year of Consecrated Life. All over the world, events have been planned to raise awareness of what it means to live one’s baptismal call as a vowed member of a religious community. In the Catholic Diocese of Victoria, […]

  • March 10, 2015

    Year of Consecrated Life

    Late in 2013,  Pope Francis announced  that 2015 would be a year dedicated to consecrated life, and has asked the Church’s religious sisters, brothers and priests to “wake up the world” with their testimony of faith, holiness and hope. The year officially begins on the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014  and closes on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 (Day of Consecrated Life). The […]