Résidence Marie-Rose-Durocher is playing its part in a development that is now called "urban agriculture".
Indeed, with Sister Jeanne Lebeau’s initiative and the work of a team, the Sisters at Résidence Marie-Rose-Durocher have created a superb garden, in the city, which is a pleasure for the eyes as well as the palate!
Some 31 Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) and two associates (25 years of commitment) were honored during the 2016 Jubilee Celebration. This annual event highlighted the 50, 60, 70, 75 and 80 years of religious life of the Sisters, as well as 25 years of commitment as Associates within the Congregation.
Please consult the photo albums
It is not every day that we have the opportunity to celebrate a 100th birthday so there was no question of letting this special moment in the life of Sister Claire Montcalm go by silently. Being in her presence “we learn to savour life…”
On April 28, the Celebration Committee for Maison Jésus-Marie organized a superb celebration which brought together Sister Claire’s family, her friends, and her companions among the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM).
A missionary for more than 30 years in Cameroon, Sister Gilberte Bussières, CND, is now living in Quebec since her release in June 2014. She came to speak about her life and her spiritual experience during her 58 days in captivity.
An opportunity to discover another part of history …
The numerous awards given to Léa Pool’s film, "La passion d’Augustine", rekindles interest in a story which is but a memory regarding religious congregations who were true pillars in education, music and healthcare in Quebec before the Quiet Revolution.
It is interesting to note that the scriptwriter Marie Vien consulted Sr. Violette Blais, from the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), many times during her research while creating her screenplay. Sister Violette, who is celebrating her 60th anniversary of religious life this year, has a great deal to tell about this turbulent period and on the preparations connected to the movie.
Read the following interview. (in French)
The day, held by the Saint-Jean-Longueuil Diocese, for the closing of the Year of Consecrated Life was enriched through moments of reflection and discussion, all of which were very uplifting for the participants.