Tribute Song from Écho d'un Peuple

Toi qui veilles sur moi

175 years ago, on February 20, 1845, young Élisabeth Bruyère and three courageous Sisters arrived in the ultra-violent world of Bytown... In only three months, these Sisters of Charity opened a school, an orphanage and created what would become the Ottawa General Hospital! During the terrible typhus epidemic, totally defying the conventions of the time, Élisabeth and her Sisters decided to treat everyone, regardless of language, social reputation, ethnicity or religion. The rest of the story is equally impressive: for six generations, although their primary mission was to help the poor, the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa managed and founded schools throughout Ontario and across the country, established humanitarian missions of all kinds around the world and spread the charism of their young foundress who was recognized as "venerable".

Toi qui veilles sur moi (lyrics: Lise Paiement and Félix Saint-Denis and music: Brian St-Pierre)

There is no need to worry, we are in the hands of Divine Providence, let us put ourselves under its protection and we will live in peace. - August 29, 1861
Mother Élisabeth Bruyère
Happy the man who stands firm when trials come. He has proved himself, and will win the prize of life, the crown that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Jm. 1:12
A word spoken with kindness engenders trust. A thought expressed with kindness generates depth. A benevolent blessing generates love.
Lao Tseu