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 for the congregation. They were mainly sold to parishes and other religious congregations (especially male). Artificial flowers made of wax or fabric replaced, among other things, fresh flowers on altars. They were also used in the making of reliquaries and for the internal needs of the congregation. On this second day of the MuseumWeek, we invite take the time for a small family activity and make artificial flowers, this time in paper.
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