Notre Dame de la Sagesse Convent bell, St. Agatha, ca. 1910Contributed by Ste. Agathe Historical Society
The Notre Dame de la Sagesse Convent Chapel bell hung by the middle entrance door The bell also served as a calling card for the sisters. Different rings or combination of rings meant Reverend Mother wanted to see a certain individual. The ring of the bell also alerted residents to certain gatherings or services held in the chapel. In 1968, when the convent was demolished, Sister Christine Doucette saved the chapel bell and gave it to her niece, Bernadette Doucette Meunier, in Ellington, Connecticut. Thirty-seven years later the chapel bell found its way back to St. Agatha and the Ste-Agathe Historical Society.
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