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

  • August 23, 2018

    Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association

    Sisters continue to be vital part of Therapeutic Riding

  • May 23, 2018

    One Hundred and Sixty Years

     NEWS RELEASE A long and grueling journey by five courageous women in 1858 was only the humble beginning to a tradition of spiritual and social leadership marked by selfless contribution and commitment. Before there was a railway uniting Canada, before there was a country, province, or city of Victoria, members of the Sisters of St. Ann and their lay companion traveled from St. Jacques, […]

  • March 15, 2018

    “Be More Than a Bystander” for PeaceQuest

    Julie Cormier, PeaceQuest Co-ordinator for the Sisters of St. Ann, reports on the “Be More Than A Bystander” assembly that took place on February 22nd at St. Andrew’s High School in Victoria. The “Be More Than a Bystander” program was started by the  Ending Violence Association of BC  and led by the BC Lions football team to deliver to schools across British Columbia. BC Lions players, […]