Faustina Gallant (Sister Frances Marie)
Daughter of Frank Gallant & Fanny McIver

 

Sister Frances Marie (Faustina Gallant)
Sister Frances Marie - Faustina Gallant
Circa 1950

Faustina Gallant was born in Newton, P.E.I. on July 20th, 1900.

Faustina was the seventh of eight children of Frank and Frances McIver Gallant. Her grandparents were Napoleon and Catherine (Clark) Gallant.

Faustina joined the religious order Sisters of St. Joseph in 1916 and died in the 70th year of her religious life on April 10th, 1987.

 

 

The following is a notification regarding Sister Frances Marie's passing
from the St. Joseph Administration Center in St. Paul, MN. U.S.A.

 

SISTER FRANCES MARIE GALLANT, CSJ - 1900-1987


Died Friday, April 10, 1987, 5:30 a.m., Bethany Convent, St. Paul, MN

Born at Newton, Prince Edward Island, Canada, July 20, 1900

Joined the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Paul, September 1, 1916

Made first vows August 15, 1917; final vows August 15, 1922


"It is good for me to be near to God, to put my trust in God.
God takes my right hand and accepts me in glory."

- Psalm 72

 

Sister Frances Marie (Faustina) Gallant died Friday morning, April 10, at Bethany Convent, St. Paul. She was 86 years old and had been in declining health since a fall earlier in the year.

In 1900, Faustina Gallant was born into the Francis Gallant and Frances McIver family. She was one of eight children and spent the first 15 years of her life on the family farm in Newton, near Kinkora, Prince Edward Island.

At age 15, Faustina left Prince Edward Island in the good company of two aunts - Sisters Mary Charles and Damien McIver. The group's destination was St. Joseph's Novitiate, St. Paul, where in 1917, Faustina received the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and her religious name, Sister Frances, after both parents.

Never shying from hard work, Sister Frances Marie put her hands to many tasks: teaching, bookkeeping, and cooking. The pride she took in her work was obvious in the ever gracious manner with which she approached her tasks. Through the work of her hands, Sister Frances Marie blessed God and brought God's blessings to others.

The simplicity and freedom of her early rural days stayed with Sister Frances Marie throughout her life. She found that spirit again in Bethany's chapel. There she lifted her hands and heart to God who now welcomes her into glory.

- Sister Mary Kraft

 

 

Faustina Gallant


 

 

 

 

Faustina Gallant
Circa 1915

 
Faustina Gallant's two aunts,
Sister Mary Charles and Sister Damien McIver
who accompanied her to
St. Joseph's Novitiate, St. Paul, MN in 1916.

 

 

 

Sister Mary Charles and Sister Damien McIver

Sister Frances Marie
Sister Frances Marie returns home to Newton, PEI for a visit in 1925.

Sister Frances Marie with her sister Emily Jacques and nieces and nephews
Sister Frances Marie with her sister, Emily Jacques visiting their brother, John C's family.
Back row L-R: Emily (Gallant) Jacques, Sr. Frances Marie (Faustina Gallant), Florence, St. Clair
and Raymond Gallant. Front Row L-R: Edna Gallant, Olga and Tina Jacques,
Eileen, Mary, Alban and Cyril Gallant. Circa 1936.

Sister Frances Marie with other nuns
Sister Frances Marie located 1st on the left of 2nd row with some of the nuns from her convent.

Sister Frances Marie with Sister Georgetta  
Sister Frances Marie with unidentified nun
Sister Frances Marie with Sister Georgetta
in St. Catherines, Ontario

 
Sister Frances Marie standing on the right with unidentified nun
Sister Frances Marie with unidentified nuns
 
Sister Frances Marie with unidentified nuns
Sister Frances Marie on the left
with two unidentified nuns
Sister Frances Marie on the right front
with three unidentified nuns

   
Sister Frances Marie with unidentified nuns
 
Sister Frances Marie with unidentified nuns
Sister Frances Marie 2nd from right
with three unidentified nuns
   
Sister Frances Marie top middle
with three unidentified nuns

Sister Frances Marie
 
Sister Frances Marie and Sister Georgetta with unidentified nun
Sister Frances Marie (middle) and
Sister Georgetta (right) with unknown nun.
This photo is dated August, 1931.
Sister Frances Marie in Portland, Maine

   
A prayer card
 
A prayer card
A prayer card from Sister Frances Marie to her mother - Date unknown.

Sr Frances Marie with Jacques family
Sister Frances Marie with her Jacques relatives.
Her nieces, Irene, Tina and Olga Jacques are sitting in front.

Sister Frances Marie with her brother and sisters
  Sister Frances Marie with her sisters and niece
Sister Frances Marie with her brother, John C
and sisters, Mary Maud and Clara - Circa 1957
 
Sister Frances Marie with her sister, Frances (Gallant) Dundas, niece, Mary McCarville and sister, Mary Maud (Gallant) McCarville -
Circa late 1960s


Sister Frances Marie with her sister
  Sister Frances Marie with her niece's son
Brian Burd (Frances McCarville's son)
with his great Aunt, Sister Frances Marie
in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 22nd, 1981.
Sisters Mary Maud McCarville and Sister Frances Marie - Circa 1970s

   
Sister Frances Marie's grave
Sister Frances Marie's grave marker located in the Resurrection Cemetery in St. Paul, MN
 


     
 
 
     
     
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