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Peinture par soeur Flore Barrette, 1944. Les Soeurs Grises de Montréal, Maison Provinciale, Saint-Boniface - MP 59-187

Bishop Taché is shown in this picture welcoming the Grey Nuns to the Red River Settlement. These nuns were from Montreal. They started the first school at Red River and the first hospital. That hospital still exists in Winnipeg and is called St. Boniface Hospital.

Why do you think such a journey would have been hard for these women?