Monday, May 10, 2021

Call for Photos and Info on the Placentia Convent

HeritageNL is doing research on the Our Lady of Angels Presentation Convent building in Placentia. Completed in 1864, this building is one of the oldest surviving stone buildings on the island of Newfoundland. The building was expanded several times throughout its history to add a school, a chapel, and connections to nearby buildings. 

If you, or anyone you know, has any photos, memories, or stories about the convent building and the nuns who lived there please reach out to our researchers by emailing


1 comment:

Hubert Alacoque said...

My wife's aunt was Sister Mary Andrina, whom stayed at the convent in Placencia for many years in the 70s and 80's. She was a music teacher and taught music to children in Placencia to support them in participating in the Kiwanis Festival in St. John's. Sister Andrina's students always placed. Sister Andrina was a fabulous person, a saint, selfless, kind, generous and greater than life. She should get the Order of Canada and of NL.