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Item 67730

Felicia Garant in nun's habit, Lewiston, 1964

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1964-10-31 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

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Sister Claire and Sister M. Marcia, Little Diamond Island, 1950

Contributed by: Mercy Hospital Date: 1950 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

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Nurse with child patient at St. Joseph Hospital, Bangor, ca. 1960

Contributed by: St. Joseph Healthcare Date: circa 1960 Location: Bangor Media: From Black and White Negative


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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.


La Basilique Lewiston

Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of Maine.

Site Pages

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Mercy Hospital - Mercy & the Community

The Sisters of Mercy’s reputation as the “walking nuns” among Dublin residents spoke to their commitment to aiding those in need wherever they might…

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Mercy Hospital - Sisters of Mercy

… vows in their midst, and dubbed them the “walking nuns.” Their insistence on being a community free to respond to need, inspired and enabled the…

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing Candid Photography

School of Nursing Candid Photography Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Candid Click Image to View Full Slideshow The Mercy Hospital School of…

My Maine Stories

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Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me


A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down