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Creating a mobile application for mentoring students at Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie

The Publication of the Quebec Provincial Leadership Team (ELP) has provided some insight into a superb accomplishment by five students from Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie (PSNM). The initial idea was simple and above all very promising: to create a network of links offering students the opportunity to consult with various professionals so as to help them explore different potential future professions.

The article describes the challenges that these students faced as part of their extracurricular project. It also highlights the support of companies and the influence obtained by winning the first prize for the Montreal finalists in the "Défi Technovation". (Creative Technology Challenge)      Read further

The Success of a Music Study Program unique in Quebec

In an article published in the Publication of the Quebec Provincial Leadership Team  (ELP),  we were reminded of the steps taken by the Vincent-d’Indy School of Music to establish a Musique-études curriculum that is unique in Quebec, and which spans the gamut, from the elementary level up to and including the college level. Noting the importance of learning music from a very young age, this article refers to the collaborative work between various institutions.

As a result, this initiative was implemented at Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie in 2012, followed two years later by an equally successful endeavour at École Saint-Joseph.  

Since the teaching of music is part of the DNA of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), the members of the ELP could only welcome this work of collaborative partnership for the education of young people.       Continue to the article


A poetry recital in the Kasàlà tradition leads to the discovery of an African art form which celebrates people

The kasàlà poetry recital given recently at Maison Jésus-Marie by the Cercle des poètes (Circle of Poets) from the Montérégie, shed light on this African oral art form. This art form which has existed for millennia has been used for the last twenty years to help people develop confidence and self-esteem.  Catch a glimpse of these poetic and musical rituals as you read further and see the photos.

Sister Nicole Fournier: Portrait of a woman of action, dedicated to others

The first conference of the year at Maison Jésus-Marie presented two themes at the same time, much to the delight of those who were in attendance. Invited as part of the new series entitled "Portrait de femme" (Portrait of Women), Sister Nicole Fournier spoke about her work with the homeless at Accueil Bonneau, while also sharing about the charism and the work of her Congregation, the Grey Nuns of Montreal.  To know more…  

Gestures of love and sharing at the beginning of a new year

What better way to start the year than a gathering with our Sisters and friends? There is no better way, if we can judge by the enthusiastic reactions to the wonderful visit of the Sisters from Pavillon Saint-André with the older Sisters and the sick Sisters at Pavillon Saint-Charles, during the New Year festivities. Warm exchanges and the sharing of music brought back memories and made eyes sparkle...

Supporting students who are experiencing learning difficulties

Partnership with organizations and groups that share the same values and concerns contributes to continuing the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary of Quebec in a different way. The recent publication of the "Journal de l'ELP" has unveiled the accomplishment of several noteworthy projects by the four private educational institutions with which the SNJM’s still maintain links.

Because of their impact on their milieus, each project deserves to be highlighted on our web platform. At the same time, it reminds us of the invitation to “open our doors onto Life, life within us, among us, around us..." This is the first article on a successful initiative by Collège Durocher. Several others will follow shortly.

A glance back at the Quebec SNJM’s year 2016

The opportunity is conducive at this, the beginning of 2017, to take a brief glance back at some outstanding events and moments that have marked this last year. It is by taking stock of the number and variety of activities and events that took place, that we become aware of the life which has motivated the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary of Quebec, in 2016.

A glance back at the year 2016 through 16 key moments - Part 1.

See Part 2

An informative visit to the Abenakis with the ARDF

The members of the Association of Women Religious for Women’s Rights (ARDF) recently organized a visit to the Abenakis. This first activity of the yearly program which focused on deepening solidarity with indigenous people was very interesting. In addition to providing a few details about this activity, this article gives a brief summary of the history of ARDF. It should be noted that the SNJM’s have been members of this association since its founding.

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Inspirational figures for today’s catechists!

What do Eulalie Durocher, Jean de Brébeuf, Marguerite Bourgeoys, Marie de l’Incarnation, Élisabeth Turgeon and Adolphe Chatillon, have in common? They are all witnesses to the faith and regarded as inspirations for today’s catechists. Read about a great project which was implemented this autumn.