Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception

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Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
James Duncan Marguerite d Youville.jpg
Saint Marguerite d'Youville (Painting by James Duncan, 1825-1881)
Formation 1926
Type Religious organizations
Legal status active
Headquarters Pembroke, Ontario
Region served
Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Japan, Bahamas, Ireland, Thailand
Website Home Page

The Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception is a congregation of Roman Catholic sisters founded in Pembroke, Ontario, in 1926.[1] It is dedicated to following the tradition of St. Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, and has established a number of international ministries that offer services in the areas of health, education, pastoral care, and social and environmental advocacy.[2][3]

The first international ministry established by the Grey Sisters was founded in China in 1929, working closely with the Canadian missionaries of the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society. In 1951, ministries were established in Japan and the Dominican Republic.[4] In 1960, they founded a ministry in the Bahamas, and most recently in Ireland and Thailand in 1998.[2]

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  1. ^ "The GSIC Story". Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Our Ministries". Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Consuelo". Medicines for Humanity. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Lynch, Jack. "The Gift of Love". Scarboro Missions. Retrieved 22 April 2013.