In 1845, 26-year-old Elisabeth Bruyère was called to help build the city of Ottawa, then named Bytown. Planning to stay three years, she remained for three decades. Bruyère was a member of the Grey Nuns in Montreal, and known, even at a young age, for her compassion and discretion. With just five weeks’ notice of…

via The Capital Builders: The enduring compassion of Elisabeth Bruyère — Ottawa Citizen

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