The Force of Hope

Type of resource
Authors/collaborators
Title
The Force of Hope
Abstract
The legacy of Father Bernard McGauran, an Irish immigrant to Canada, who was appointed chaplain at Grosse Île in 1847 at the time of the arrival of the Famine Irish. Father McGauran worked to aid the sick and dying at the quarantine station, particularly the children orphaned by the plague. Heading up a contingent of 42 priests and 17 pastors, he united Catholic and Protestant, English and French to aid what the film maker describes as Canada’s worst human disaster. In 1857, Father McGauran opened St. Brigid’s Home in Quebec City, a refuge for Irish elderly, orphans and the destitute.
Distributor
White Pine Pictures; Distributed in Canada by McNabb & Connolly
Date
1997
Language
en
Citation
Tracey, Lindalee. The Force of Hope. White Pine Pictures; Distributed in Canada by McNabb & Connolly, 1997.
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