In the footsteps of Marguerite d’Youville
Many people have committed themselves to following the example of Marguerite d’Youville “to love Jesus Christ and the poor”. Even today, God is still calling people to this way of life. The Grey Nuns of Montreal are open to collaborating in the Church with the vocational ministry to encourage young people and not-so-young people to recognize God’s calling.
Religious life is undergoing a process of renewal in its way of life and its participation in the Church and the world. There is deep questioning of what can emerge from these new kinds of life projects.
How can we follow in the footsteps of Marguerite d’Youville?
We can do so as persons consecrated by vows, as men and women Associates of Saint Marguerite d’Youville by promises made, or as partners in her charitable works.
The Associates of Saint Marguerite d’Youville
The Associates of Saint Marguerite d’Youville was founded by a committee of laypeople and Sisters in 1983. The Associates are committed to sharing the spirituality and mission of the Grey Nuns in their own lives. They are inspired by the principle of God the Father’s compassionate love as revealed by Marguerite d’Youville. Their goal is to help people in difficulty around them, in addition to healing people in their family and professional lives. Each year, they renew their commitment and take part in activities of spiritual renewal and other apostolic projects.
A number of laymen and laywomen from different backgrounds share the mission and values of The Grey Nuns of Montreal. Thanks to them, the spirit of Marguerite d’Youville is very much alive and thriving. Whether they are Associates, volunteers, or co-workers, these people are following the example of the Foundress. Like her, they are serving the most deprived people with the same devotion and the same vision.