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[Bookplate for Sisterhood of St. John the Divine]
[Bookplate for Sisterhood of St. John the Divine]
Title[Bookplate for Sisterhood of St. John the Divine]
Date Created[between 1900 and 1969]
Sort Date1969
DescriptionA bird encircled by the convent's motto with the name of the convent library written above and below.
Extent1 bookplate : wood engraving ; 7 x 9.6 cm
Subject - GeographicToronto (Ont.)
Personal NamesSisterhood of St. John the Divine
TypeStill Image
NotesThe Sisterhood of St. John the Divine is a monastic community of Anglican nuns, founded in Toronto on September 8, 1884 by Hannah Grier Coome (1837-1921). The sisterhood makes vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and provides a rehabilitation hospital and retreat centres ; they have a two houses, one in Victoria (St. John's House) and Toronto (St. John's Convent and Guesthouse). The order is known for their support of the Book of Alternative Services and bright blue habits. The main library is located in Toronto with a collection of 30, 000 books on theology and scripture, as well as history, fiction, and other secular materials. St. John's House in Victoria houses a smaller library. The quote is from the Bible, John 2:5, wherein Mary speaks to Jesus's followers and urges them (in various translations) to do whatever He tells them. The bird at the center of the image is still seen, albeit in a different style, in the Sisterhood's current emblem.
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Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN I S578
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_I_S578
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Leslie Binder. BP MUR CAN I S578
Date Available2011
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
TranscriptSisters of S. John the Divine Toronto Convent Library Around the crest, Whatsoever He Saith Unto You Do It.
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