Mission and values

The mission of The Grey Nuns of Montreal, following in the footsteps of Saint Marguerite d’Youville, is one of compassion for the most deprived and marginalized people of society. Inspired by a deep faith in a God of goodness and justice, the Grey Nuns offered services that have expanded and flourished over the 275 years of their history. Women of action, the Grey Nuns embody a spiritual reality that accompanies them in their charitable works with their beneficiaries. They acknowledge the constant presence of God in their lives.

The mission of the Grey Nuns is based on the following values: solidarity with the poor, promotion of social justice, protection of the sanctity of life, especially through respect for human rights, and conservation of the environment.