Sister Mary Francis Regis
1856 - 1936
On January 21, 1936 Sister Mary Francis Regis (Elizabeth Young) passed to her eternal home at the House of Providence, Kingston.
At different times sister was appointed to offices of responsibility and for a number of years she was Mistress of Novices and later Local Superior of St. Peter’s Convent, Trenton. Afterwards she was appointed Superior of St. Francis General Hospital, Smiths Falls.
In 1913 Sister was elected to the high office of Superior General and re-elected to the same office in 1916. Owing to the unfortunate complications for the Community during her second term of office, causing untold suffering to herself and others, in 1918 she was obliged to resign her office.
Only in eternity can it be estimated to what extent the trials she endured in those days, led her on the road to sancity. She was a prayerful, holy religious.
Sister had spent forty-nine years in religion.