History of the Catholic Schools
The first documented evidence of Catholic education shows that Bishop Bunoz, OMI, with the Oblate Fathers, Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and Sisters of the Child Jesus began a school at Babine in 1914. This first school was soon followed by schools in Fort St. James and Prince Rupert in 1916.
Bishop Jordan, O.M.I, with the Sisters of St. Ann, Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton and Sisters of Providence opened schools in Prince George, Fort St. James and Dawson Creek.
In 1956 Bishop O’Grady, O.M.I. undertook the mission of building a system of Catholic schools to serve the native and non-native students of this missionary diocese. Assisted by Communities of Religious, his determination resulted in the birth of the Frontier Apostolate, a movement of dedicated Catholic volunteers from around the world.
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