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17 March 2022

The Incredible Vanishing Sisters (CBC short docs)

For the past few years Newfoundland filmmaker and artist Kenneth Harvey has been working on a film concerning the Presentation Sisters and Sisters of Mercy. He portrays the sisters involved very honestly, simply, and naturally. On March 15, 2022, the 60 minute film was premiered on CBC Gem – The Incredible Vanishing Sisters. 


The Presentation Sisters and Sisters of Mercy have stopped accepting new nuns into their orders in Newfoundland and Labrador. In the years to come, both orders will disappear as we know them. Their orders have transformed into vehicles for social justice and environmental issues but now there are no longer young women who have the calling.