Little Flower Academy is an independent, registered, charitable organization, owned and operated by the Jane Rowan Society. The Society was established in the early 1990s, at the beginning of the process of the Sisters of St. Ann winding down their operations in BC.
The Sisters of St. Ann are the pioneer congregation of Catholic educators and health care providers in British Columbia. The community, founded in 1850 by Blessed Marie Anne Blondin in Vaudreuil, Quebec, sent Sisters as missionaries to British Columbia in 1858. Over the next 160 years the Sisters of St. Ann opened and operated schools, hospitals and care facilities throughout British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.
The Patroness of our School
The name of our school is taken from the affectionate title given to St. Theresa of Lisieux (1873 - 1897), the young Carmelite Sister known as St. Theresa of The Little Flower who was canonized by the Church in 1925.
St. Theresa, the patroness of our school, taught that "everything is grace" – God’s face and presence could be experienced in every person. St. Theresa has been acclaimed "the greatest saint of modern times". Pope John II declared St. Theresa a Doctor of the Church. Her feast day is October 1st.The Sisters of St. Ann
You can read more about the congregation, their history and the work they're actively engaged in today on Sisters of St. Ann, Pacific Northwest website