Contributed by Ste. Agathe Historical Society
Construction of the Notre Dame de la Sagesse Convent in St. Agatha began in May 1905.
Daughters of Wisdom Mother Marie Therese, superior; Sister St Anselme, cathechish; Sr. Victorine de St. Francois, nurse; and Sister Euphrone, housekeeper; had arrived in St. Agatha on October 1, 1904.
The main convent building, with a facade of 100 feet long and four stories above the basement, was nearly complete by the end of the year. The convent functioned as a day school, boarding school for students from across New England and hospital.
A 1912 addition housed a music room, auditorium, elementary grades, and a new chapel.
The high school held its first commencement exercise on May 28, 1910. By 1924, the high school received a Class "A" rating from the State of Maine.
In 1940, a new convent was constructed, which later became a housing unit named Montfort Heights.
The original convent served as St. Agatha High School until it was demolished in 1968.
Today, the Daughters of Wisdom reside in a smaller convent located directly behind Montfort Heights.
About This Item
- Title: Notre Dame de la Sagesse Convent, St. Agatha, ca. 1905
- Creation Date: circa 1905
- Subject Date: circa 1905
- Town: Saint Agatha
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 13.8 cm
- Object Type: Image
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- Boarding schools
- Catholic schools
- Church schools
- Convents--Maine--Saint Agatha
- High schools--Maine--Saint Agatha
- Hospitals--Maine--Saint Agatha
- Monasticism and religious orders for women
- Notre Dame de la Sagesse Convent (Saint Agatha, Me.)
- Schools--Maine--Saint Agatha
For more information about this item, contact:Ste. Agathe Historical Society
P.O. Box 237, St. Agatha, ME 04772
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