In response to an appeal from some Jesuits,
the Sisters of St Joseph of Lyon arrived in the Lebanon from Armenia
to serve in the Hotel-Dieu in Bayreuth as well as in the French Maternity Hospital and to care for the Armenian refugees in the Lebanon.
They were 17 Sisters in all, of different nationalities:
French, American, Mexican, Armenian, Italian and later on Lebanese.
Little by little the Sisters of St Joseph settled in other parts.