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This version was current from November 14, 1990 to September 12, 2013.

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RSM 1990, c. 57

Les Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie Incorporation Act

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WHEREAS an association of nuns existed in the Archdiocese of St. Boniface under the name of "Les Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie," having for its object charitable works;

AND WHEREAS Les Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie, through the officers and members hereinafter named, by its petition prayed that the said association should be incorporated:  The Reverend Sisters Eugenie Maertens, in religion Sr. Marie Alphonse de Liguori; Marie Martineau, in religion Sr. Marie Anselma du Sacré Coeur; Florentine Dorval, in religion Sr. Marie Archangela du Sacré Coeur; Georgianna Gaudrault, in religion Sr. Marie Bèrédina de la Croix; Olivine Vaillancourt, in religion Sr. Marie Renee du Precieux Sang; Lucie Cantin, in religion Sr. Marie Florine de la Croix;

AND WHEREAS the prayer was granted, and resulted in the enactment of An Act to incorporate "Les Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie", assented to March 29, 1901;

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Justice has caused that Act to be prepared in English and French for re-enactment in accordance with a judgment dated June 13, 1985 and an order dated November 4, 1985 of the Supreme Court of Canada;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:



Les Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie (hereinafter referred to as "the corporation") is continued as a corporation consisting of those persons who are members on the coming into force of this Act and such other persons, being natural born or naturalized subjects of Her Majesty, as may become members of the corporation.

Corporate powers


The corporation may purchase, acquire, hold, possess and enjoy, and have, take and receive to them and their successors, to and for the uses and purposes of the said corporation under any legal title whatsoever, and without any further authorization, any lands, tenements, hereditaments, movable and immovable property, situate, lying and being within this Province, and not exceeding in yearly value the sum of $20,000. and the same to sell, alienate and dispose of, and to purchase, acquire and possess in their stead for the said purposes.

By-laws, rules and regulations


The corporation shall have full power and authority to make and establish such by-laws, rules, orders and regulations, as shall be deemed useful or necessary for the interests of the corporation and for the management thereof and of the affairs and property of the corporation, and for the admission of members into or their removal from the corporation, and for their qualifications, and for all other purposes having for their object the promotion of the welfare and interests of the corporation, and from time to time to amend, alter or repeal the said by-laws, rules, orders and regulations, or any of them, and in such manner as the corporation may deem meet and expedient.

Signature of documents


The signature of the first Superior and her three Councillors shall be sufficient for the business of the corporation and shall bind same.

Further powers


The corporation shall have the power and authority by all lawful ways and means to continue, enlarge and perpetuate the corporation and the object and purpose of its incorporation, and to this end shall have power and authority to make and establish such rules, orders and regulations, not contrary to law or its own statutes, as to it shall seem expedient, as well in respect of the course and system of training and instruction as the government of the said institution and the members, children and boarders thereof.

Branches and managers


The corporation may establish in any place in the Province any novitiates or branches of their Order and may nominate attorneys and managers of the same at any place wherever they may establish a branch.



The said corporation shall have power to appoint, if it thinks fit, one or more attorneys for the purpose of conducting its affairs.

Returns to Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council


The corporation shall at all times, when called upon so to do by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, render an account in writing of its property and affairs.

Members not individually liable


No member of the said corporation shall be individually liable or accountable for the debts, contracts or securities of the corporation.

Maintenance of industries


The corporation may exercise any industry that may help it to maintain its institution, and may bargain and sell the produce of same within the laws of the Province.

Burial grounds


The corporation may have a burial vault or ground on each property of its monasteries where it may bury the mortal remains of each of its members, within the law of the Province.

NOTE:  This Act replaces S.M. 1901, c. 59.