About the Archives
The first Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse was destroyed by fire on January 31, 1951. Sister Emmanuel Sullivan carefully reconstructed many of the documents that were lost in the fire using various archives including the Archives of the Propagation of the Faith, the Archives of the Sacred Congregation of the Religious, and the Public Archives of Canada.
Sister Francis d’Assisi was appointed Congregational Historian (Archivist) in 1965, a position she held until 1978. Like Sister Emmanuel, she concentrated on the reconstruction and copying of important documents that had been lost in the fire.