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Digitizations

Thanks to a grant from the financial support program entitled Soutien au traitement des archives, from Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec obtained in 2019, we were able to digitize […]

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Sleeping in a hammock

What better way to take a nap than in a hammock on a beautiful summer day? Did you know that the sisters working in the Brazilian mission not only took […]

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International Archives Day

Today is International Archives Day! In the course of our work, we come across many thousands of documents that bear witness to the nun’s activities. Sometimes we come across an […]

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Saint Roch

Saint Roch became popular in France because of his interventions linked to infectious diseases. His devotion was brought to New France by the French and his intercession invoked during epidemics […]

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The Eternal Father

In 1741, a serious illness endangered the days of M. Louis Normant du Faradon (1681-1759), the spiritual guide of Marguerite d’Youville. She turned to the Eternal Father with the promise, […]

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The Marguerite-D’Youville Wildlife Refuge

“In 1765, Marguerite d’Youville, founder of the Grey Nuns of Montreal, acquired the seigneury of Chateauguay to become its last seigneuress. For more than 200 years, the Grey Nuns lived […]

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1737

In 1737, Marguerite d’Youville founded the Grey Nuns community with three companions: Louise Thaumur de la Source, Catherine Cusson and Catherine Demers. Together, they join their possessions to take in […]

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Artificial flowers

Did you know that the Grey Nuns of Montreal made artificial flowers? Like the candles, wax Jesus and liturgical vestments they made, artificial flowers were an additional source of income […]

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A heartfelt THANK YOU!

Helping those in need is the very reason for the mission of the Grey Nuns of Montreal since their foundation in 1737. Along with other religious congregations, they have always […]

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St. Paul’s Hospital

On March 3, 1903, the Montreal City Council decided to build two hospitals for contagious diseases, one in the east end of Montreal for Catholics and the other in the […]

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