Miscouche in Prince County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Le Couvent Saint-Joseph et les religieuses de la Congrégation de Notre-Dame
Saint Joseph's Convent and the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame
Le Couvent Saint-Joseph a la particularité d'avoir été le premier couvent-école dans une paroisse acadienne à l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard et au Nouveau-Brunswick. Ouvert en 1864, et agrandi en 1922, il est placé sous la direction des religieuses de la Congrégation de Notre-Dame. En 1866, environ 90 filles fréquentent les classes du couvent où elles étudient l'anglais, le français, la géographie, l'histoire, l'éducation, la grammaire, ainsi que la musique et la broderie. Maison d'enseignement bilingue, devenue école publique en 1902, le couvent offre un programme d'étude de qualité. À partir de 1914, les jeunes garçons peuvent fréquenter les classes du couvent. En plus de leur apport à l'éducation, les religieuses contribuent largement à la vie religieuse et culturelle de la paroisse. Entre 1864 et sa fermeture en 1984, le couvent a accueilli quelque 130 religieuses.
Saint Joseph's Convent, under the leadership of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame, had the distinction of being the first convent school in an Acadian parish in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 46° 25.995′ N, 63° 51.992′ W. Marker is in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker can be reached from Lady Slipper Drive North (Prince Edward Island Route 12) 0.1 kilometers north of Main Drive East (Veteran's Memorial Highway) (Prince Edward Island Route 2), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the north side of the Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church parking lot, overlooking Saint Joseph's Convent. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Lady Slipper Drive North, Miscouche PE C0B 1T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Convention nationale des Acadiens de 1884 (a few steps Les Acadiens de la baie de Malpèque (within shouting distance of this marker); L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste (within shouting distance of this marker); La Fanfare de Miscouche (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); L'économie (about 90 meters away); L'évolution du village de Miscouche (about 90 meters away); La fondation de Miscouche (about 90 meters away); Les Dix Conventions Nationales Acadiennes (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miscouche.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Village of Miscouche
Also see . . .
1. Saint Joseph's Convent (Miscouche Villa). In 1884, St. Joseph's Convent hosted the Miscouche Convention which attracted speakers and 5,000 members of the Acadian community from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. A celebration of Acadian culture and identity, many topics were discussed including curbing outmigration and the promotion of the French language. Important outcomes of the convention (Submitted on November 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Miscouche Convent School. Students in the area had been receiving French instruction since the 1830's. An amendment to the School Act in 1854 required teachers to provide English instruction in reading, writing and arithmetic. The Convent School was not restricted to Acadians and took in some resident pupils. It relied solely on public support and tuition fees. (Submitted on November 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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