The Crimean War : 1854 – when asked to volunteers to support the wounded soldiers : five sisters faced the sea and storms to go to Constantinople with Florence Nightingale. For
several months they remained helping the surgeons and nurses, cleaning, comforting, caring for the dying in those "kilometres of human suffering" in the only existing hospital in Scutasi.
Roseau (British West Indies) : 1857 - an urgent appeal by Mgr. Désiré - Michel VESQUES, Bishop of Roseau : "I need nuns", resulted in the departure of seven
sisters who received the blessing of Pope Pius IX before leaving. In Roseau they found conditions very precarious. They took in hand the Church, the bishop’s residence, the cathechism for the
children and adults. After a few days they were adopted by the population and the sisters opened an orphanage and a boarding.
The initiatives of today.
The initiatives of Our Lady of fidelity overseas today are to found in India, Russia and Africa.
Chapitre Général 2017 Election de la nouvelle Supérieure Générale, Sr Catherine Déom