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THE FORCE OF HOPE: The Legacy of Father McGauran
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EPISODE: 2 "The Force of Hope: The Legacy of Father McGauran"

  1. When did Bernard McGauran arrive in Canada? When was he ordained?
  2. Why did so many Irish immigrate in the 1840s?
  3. Why was the Canadian public so worried about Irish immigration?
  4. What had the Irish done in 1845 to endear themselves to those living in Québec?
  5. Why was Grosse Isle established? When?
  6. Explain why the summer of 1847 is considered the "Summer of Sorrow" and what Father McGauran witnessed his first day at Grosse Isle?
  7. How did the Irish Famine influence the shipping trade between Canada and Europe?
  8. How many Irish officially died in the summer of 1847? Unofficially?
  9. Describe what happens when you are ill with typhus? What is your chance of survival once contracted?
  10. Why did Father McGauran go on to found Saint Brigid's Home?


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