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St. Boniface Museum
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In 1843, the Grey Nuns, a Montreal religious order, agreed
to a request from Bishop Joseph Norbert Provencher to assist
with educational and social services at the Red River Settlement.
The following year, Sister Marie-Louise Valade and three
other members of the order travelled west to establish a
convent. Within a short while, the nuns had organized classes
for children, began catechizing adults, opened a noviciate,
and commenced tending to the poor and sick in their homes.