With more than 115 years of history behind us, the Bethany Archives is responsible for collecting and preserving records and published materials that document the growth and development of the Congregation from its formation (1894-1900) to the present day. The Congregation Archivist arranges and describes textual and photographic material in accordance with archival principles.
Highlights of the archives include information and photographs related to the founding sisters, the original motherhouse, pioneering activities such as the first mission outside of Nova Scotia at St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto, Ontario (1913). Sisters also ventured to Alberta (1929), Saskatchewan (1936), British Columbia (1984), Quebec (1985), Newfoundland (1992) and expanded their presence beyond Canada to the people of Massachusetts (1950s) and St. Kitts, West Indies (1986).
Other significant material housed in the archives chronicles the celebrations of Congregation jubilees, Bethany farm and ministries of health care, education, household management, social work, pastoral care and retreat work.
Meaghan Reddy is the Congregation Archivist.
Bethany Archives is unable to receive or respond to requests from the public until further notice. Updated November 2016.