Brief History of Calgary Monastery


At the invitation of Bishop Francis P. Carroll to the Sisters in Edmonton, eight Sisters came to Calgary in July 1951, taking up residence in the former rectory of St. Ann’s Parish.  The first few months were very difficult.  The community learned to depend on St. Joseph for all their needs.  In time they supported themselves through the work of laundering church linens, making altar breads, and through the generosity of the priests and people of the diocese. In 1971, a regular monastery was built on property donated by the diocese. Situated on a hill in a quiet area within the Cathedral Parish, it gives the Sisters a magnificent view of both downtown Calgary and the Rocky Mountains which are 80 miles away.  Besides their life of prayer, their main works are the distribution of altar breads throughout the diocese and beyond, and their contact with their many correspondents who rely on them for prayer.  

Calgary Monastery

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Sisters of the Precious Blood
2715 Erlton St. SW

Calgary, AB T2S 2W4

Phone: 403-265-1691

Sisters of the Precious Blood
154 Northcliffe Avenue
Dundas, ON  L9H 7L9
Phone: 905-527-3745

Sisters of the Precious Blood
301 Ramsay Road

London, ON N6G 1N7

Phone: 519-473-2499


Sisters of the Precious Blood
2210- 25th Ave
Regina, SK S4S 4E6
Phone: 306-586-2150