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An Informal Historical Talk “The Passion of Augustine”... according to the SNJM’s” August 13, 2016

In the presence of the screen writer Marie Vien

A lecture with the theme “The Passion of Augustine”... according to the SNJM’s” will be held on Saturday, August 13 at 1 pm, at the Congregational House of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM). This activity, open to everyone, will enable the public to meet with some of the Sisters who worked in education during the 1960s.

The meeting will also bring together the screenwriter of the movie "The Passion of Augustine," Marie Vien who, on numerous occasions, consulted the Sisters of the SNJM Congregation as she was developing the scenario for this film, voted "Best Film "at the Quebec Film Gala.

The informal historical lecture will enable the public to discover women of heart, committed women and women passionate for education in general and for music, in particular. The participants will thus be able to talk with the Sisters, share their stories and their experiences during turbulent times.

In addition to the Sisters and the screenwriter, former students of the SNJM’s are expected to join the group to emphasize the importance of music in their lives. The meeting promises pleasant reunions and fascinating discussions.

A diversified program

Organized within the framework of cultural activities during the City of Longueuil’s Archeological Month, this talk will be followed by a short concert in the chapel at 3 pm. It will feature some of the Sisters, still animated by this passion for music, and a former student, Lorraine Prieur, a renowned musician who herself became a teacher, along with one or two of her students. 

Simultaneously, visitors will be able to discover the SNJM’s journey in the schools in Longueuil and a mini exhibit on the Saint-Antoine Brook “In Search of the Lost Brook”, presented during the entire month of August. Those who are more inquisitive, will be able to deepen their knowledge with the current exhibit “The General Chapters: Crossroads on the SNJM’s Journey”, presented by the Congregation’s Archives Department.

People who go to the Congregational House will also be able to discover the treasures in the Centre Marie-Rose, dedicated to the Foundress, explore some of the historical rooms and visit the Foundation House. The Centre Marie-Rose is open all summer, from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Admission is free for all of these activities which will take place on Saturday, August 13th , from 11 am to 4 pm, at the Congregational House, located at 80 Rue Saint-Charles in Longueuil. However, given the limited number of places for the lecture and the mini-concert, those who are interested are invited to register by calling 450-651-8104 or by e-mail to


Exhibits (11 am to 4 pm)

  • Museum – Centre Marie-Rose (Also accessible throughout the summer)
  • Archives Department
    • Special exhibition – “In search of the lost brook”

 (Also accessible during the month of August within the framework of Archaeological Month)

  • Current exhibition “The General Chapters: Crossroads on the SNJM’s Journey”
  • Presentation of the video on the SNJM Congregation (live streaming)
  • Chapel- Presentation of the SNJM’s journey in the public schools in Longueuil

      1 pm – Informal historical talk* (lasting 1 hour) – Chapel

            3 pm – Musical mini-concert* (lasting approximately 30 minutes) - Chapel

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