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Louis Riel Day

On this Louis Riel Day, we present Sara Riel, the younger sister of the popular Métis leader. Born on October 11, 1848 in Rivière-Rouge (Saint-Boniface, Manitoba), she died on December […]

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Certificate of accreditation

Did you know that the Montreal’s Grey Nuns’ Archives departement is one of only 42 archival services in Quebec to be accredited by the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec? […]

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Canada’s Agriculture Day

Canada’s Agriculture Day is an opportunity to briefly present the story of sister Fernande Dumont (1922-1998), who used her experience to successfully grow vegetables in Canada’s Far North. Originally from […]

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Dendrochronological analysis

Yesterday, at the Maison de Mère d’Youville, the Historical Dendrochronology Research Group – HDRG carried out a dendrochronological analysis of certain beams in the oldest part of the House, which […]

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World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day. Records show that as early as 1947, the Grey Nuns of the United States became involved in cancer research, opening a specialized cancer research center […]

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International Day of Education

International Day of Education is an opportunity to highlight the work of the nuns at the Grey Nuns Family Institute. Located at the Mother House, this institute was in operation […]

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Marriage

On January 18, 1701, Marguerite d’Youville’s parents, Christophe du Frost de la Jemmerais and Marie-Renée Gaultier, were united in Varennes, on Montreal’s South Shore. The witnesses to this marriage show […]

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Sunny photographs from Africa

To counteract Blue Monday, the nickname given in 2005 to the supposedly most depressing day of the year, we’re sharing some sunny photographs from Africa!

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Nazareth Institute

Did you know that the Nazareth Institute, a school for visually impaired persons, was the first institution in North America to teach Braille? Right from the start, the nuns wanted […]

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