A mission of hope, love and solidarity
Halifax, NS, September 26, 2018 — On October 4, 1968 the Sisters of Charity Halifax began a mission of evangelization and solidarity with the people of Peru that would span the communities of La Victoria in Chiclayo, Cajamarca, Lima and Ilo. 50 years later, the Sisters could have never imagined the jubilation and excitement leading up to the golden celebration for October 13, 2018.
The Sisters of Charity Halifax’s mission was in response to Pope (Saint) John XXIII’s request to serve and evangelize the Global South. Priests from the Archdiocese of Halifax – Yarmouth, as well as priests and lay missionaries from the Scar-boro Foreign Missions Society, joined the Sisters as they spread the charism of charity to the Peruvian people. The Sister’s mission in Peru included 38 people with 19 Sisters, 7 Halifax priests, 1 Oblate priest, 3 Scarboro priests, and 8 lay Scarboro missionaries.