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“375 Years at the Heart of It All!”

SNJMs featured prominently with other Congregations at the exhibition “375 Years at the Heart of It All!”

The temporary exhibition highlighting the contribution to the City of Montreal by Congregations of women's religious is a resounding success. Open to the public until December 22, Maison Saint-Gabriel's "375 YEARS IN THE HEART OF IT ALL" exhibition reveals many facets of the contribution by communities of women religious, including that of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. To find out more…

Discover another Religious Congregation in the diocese

Do you know the "Filles de la Providence de Saint-Brieuc" (FDLP) [Daughters of Providence of Saint-Brieuc]? This was the topic of the most recent conference held at Maison Jésus-Marie on October 18th. This religious community works in the diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, and has lent its support to the Syrian Refugee Private Sponsorship Committee. To learn more…

A new tribute to Mother Marie-Rose Durocher

The Parish of Saint-Arsène paid tribute to Mother Marie-Rose Durocher by naming her "Secondary Patron" of the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie neighborhood parish in Montreal. Several Sisters from the first teaching Congregation founded in Longueuil, by a Canadian woman, participated in this special celebration. Learn more…

15 years of partnership between “Chemins de vie” and the SNJMs ...

Having been partners since the establishment of the organization “Chemins de vie” some 15 years ago, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) were well represented at the cocktail party launching a year of festivities for its 15th anniversary. Wonderful testimonials and confirmation that the SNJM mission is continuing in new ways…

Corporate Stand on Migrants and Refugees

An SNJM initiative rallies the community and reveals wonderful gestures of solidarity

Bringing together community volunteers, the SNJMs helped to shed light on the situation experienced by asylum seekers, migrants and refugees on the South Shore of Montreal. In fact, as part of their press conference organized to make known their corporate stand, the SNJMs formed a panel with representatives from Carrefour le Moutier, the Maison Internationale de la Rive-Sud, the Private Sponsorship Committee, Chemins d’accueil de Longueuil and the youngest member from a family of Syrian refugees. The meeting filled the chapel of the Congregational House and generated significant interest. To learn more…

First visit of the “Ensemble vocal Polymnie de Longueuil” to Maison Jésus-Marie

The “Ensemble vocal Polymnie de Longueuil” presented a magnificent performance in the chapel of Maison Jésus-Marie, on October 1st, during the Journées de la Culture. Judging by the enthusiastic comments made by the choir director and the members of this group, this is a place they would like to come back to. Some feedback on this activity and the history of this group that has links to the SNJMs.

Giving thanks for the fruits of nature

The success of the second year of harvesting in the city garden at Résidence Marie-Rose-Durocher was greatly appreciated by the Sisters who enjoyed plenty of fresh vegetables. A look back at a “flavoursome” experience that filled all the senses...

Jeanne Mance honoured at the first lecture “Portrait of a Woman”

Give honour where honour is due, goes the old saying. Who better than Jeanne Mance to open the new season for the lecture series “Portrait of a Woman” presented by the Recreation Committee of Maison Jésus-Marie?  The presentation facilitated by Madame Lanouette Beaucage gleaned much interest on the part of the curious audience.  To learn more about the journey of the co-founder of Montreal...

 

Participation of the SNJMs in “Archives à voix haute” ("Archives Read Aloud") at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum

The public reading of archival documents with the theme L’héritage d’hier vivant aujourd’hui  (Yesterday's Heritage Lives on Today) will be presented on Saturday, October 14th at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum as part of the official program for Montreal’s 375th anniversary. (Activity in French only)  A dozen religious Congregations, one of which is the SNJMs, participated in this project with the aim of making their history and their commitments to Montreal better known.  To learn more about the historical period selected for this conference, commonly known as “Archives à voix haute” ( Archives read aloud)…
 

Contribution of the SNJMs highlighted at Paroisse de la Nativité-de-la-Sainte-Vierge

The festivities surrounding the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Paroisse de la Nativité were an occasion to pay tribute to congregations of religious women, one of which is the SNJMs, who were involved in education and pastoral care in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district since 1860. It was also the scene for the official unveiling of la Place des Tisserandes to emphasize the contribution of women in the cotton mills, which were well established in the district, in another epoch. To learn more about the message of welcoming others and the expression of gratitude to the SNJMs…

Unveiling the 2017-2018 Program at Maison Jésus-Marie

The new season of activities was recently launched at Maison Jésus-Marie. In addition to the various recreational activities, the Recreation Committee has planned several concerts and will also be continuing its two "lecture" series, one of which “Portrait of a Woman” will pay tribute to the co-founder of Montreal, Jeanne Mance, on Wednesday, September 27. To learn more about the new season...

3rd Syrian refugee family: a wonderful opportunity to strengthen bonds of friendship between Christians and Muslims

The 3rd Syrian refugee family, sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) in collaboration with local organizations, is preparing to attend literacy classes and/or to participate in integration courses, in the coming days. Discover the story of this Syrian Muslim family and their first steps on Quebec soil...

The SNJMs continue to be partners in the “Portée Pédagogique Series”

The New Program for the “Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil” (OSDL)

For several years now, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) have been supporting the "Portée Pédagogique Series". Its main objectives are to introduce young people to the treasury of classical music and to play a role in keeping them in school. Sister Denise Riel, Provincial Animator, participated in the presentation of the program for the 32nd season of the 'Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil', led by Marc David. Knowing the importance of the teaching of music in the history of the Congregation of teachers, it is obvious that the SNJMs would want young people to be educated regarding the contribution of music as well as the importance of learning it; thus echoing the words of Nathalie Pépin, SNJM, "Music is an extraordinary opening to beauty, enabling a direct and accessible expression of everything that we are experiencing, I simply cannot imagine a world without music.”  For more information on the OSDL’s 2017-2018 program, see the press release… (in French only)

Celebration of gratitude and a reunion at Sainte-Émélie: Mission accomplished!

The emotion and joy of those who gathered on August 26 at Résidence Sainte-Émélie was tangible. A quick flashback to a great moment in SNJM history in the neighborhoods of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve-Viauville