Program Ten: War...For What?


The painting "For What?" by Fred Varley encapsulates PeaceQuest's ideas about how we should remember the First World War.



An overview of the history of Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.





  • Videos:

Program Ten: War...For What?


  • Books:

Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety.

Ian McKay and Jamie Swift. 2012.


  • Websites:

Sisters of Providence Click Here

PeaceQuest Click Here






Study Guide




The goal of Program Ten is to learn about Group of Seven painter Frederick Varley's portrait of war and how this painting teaches what PeaceQuest is all about.



1. Show the video "Program Ten: War...For What? "


2. Ask students to form small groups to describe the following impressions from the video:

  • What is PeaceQuest?
  • Who was Fredrick Varley?
  • What message does the painting "For What?" convey to you?
  • What is PeaceQuest's view of the First World War?


3. Option for Take-Home Assignment. Using the internet, find more facts about:

  • Fredrick Varley and his time spent during the First World War
  • The Canadian tragedies of the First World War.
  • How to support PeaceQuest.
  • How Canadian Catholics can support the work of Sisters of Providence.