Life as a Sister of St. Joseph

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Sister Callistus Arnsby wearing the traditional habit of a Sister of St. Joseph.

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Sister Callistus Arnsby in a photo taken by Victor Aziz.

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Sister Callistus Arnsby after the changes in religious dress following Vatican II.

Sister Callistus gave a piano recital to the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph at Mount St Joseph Motherhouse. Selections include:


Sheep may safely graze—Johann Sebastien Bach

Intermezzo in A Major—Johannes Brahms

Moonlight Sonata—Ludwig van Beethoven

Polonaise in c# minor—Frédéric Chopin

Nocturne in e flat—Frédéric Chopin

Consolation in d flat—Franz Liszt

Romance—Jean Sibelius

Valse in A—Mischa Levitzki

Dance Créole—Cécile Chaminade

Kathleen Arnsby was born on April 21, 1914. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London in London, Ontario. She received the habit on January 3, 1930. She took her first vows on January 4, 1932 and her final vows on August 16, 1935. Her religious name was Sister Callistus. She died on April 2, 1997 after 67 years of religious life, serving the Congregation and the wider community.

Life as a Sister of St. Joseph