The Crimean War (1854 - 1855)
When asked to volunteers to support the wounded soldiers : five sisters faced the sea and storms to go to Constantinople with Florence
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 Scutari ( Üsküdar - Constantinople).
Roseau (British West Indies) : 1857
An urgent appeal by Mgr. Désiré-Michel VESQUE, native from Honfleur in Normandy, former chaplain in Norwood, new 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 Our Lady of Fidelity overseas today are to found in India, Russia and Africa.