Sister Elisabeth Manhertz founded the St. Elizabeth Home Society in 1956 to emulate, as closely as possible, the work of Saint Elizabeth in aid of the elderly and infirm.
With the assistance of many community supporters, her first task was to establish and run a nursing home in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. Years later, she would continue with her mission and establish the St. Elizabeth Village on Hamilton mountain which began construction in the 1980’s.
Sister Elisabeth embarked on many trails and tribulations throughout her life that helped give her the strength to succeed. To learn more about Sister Elisabeth’s exciting and controversial story, watch the award winning docu-drama illustrating her life’s work.