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An experience of hope

Meeting the members of a current as well as a future Congregational Leadership Team, at the same place and at the same time, is a rare occurrence. Living together a moment of friendship in a spirit of openness and a sincere desire to get to know each other better is a touching experience. Judging from comments of those present, it was a sacred moment. Go to the Photo Albums section for more on this event. . .


A current example of sharing SNJM values

An SNJM Associate, in East Angus, QC shares on what motivates him and what has led him to fully live out his passion for teaching during 54 years.  The photo on the left is part of the article taken from the local French newspaper “La Tribune”. Read on to discover this sharing of values with the SNJM’s…

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.

An intimate concert to delight the senses

The visit of Lyse Archambault, violinist, and Pierre-Paul Gamet, cellist, to the various floors at Saint-Charles Pavilion at Maison Jésus-Marie provided pleasure and enchantment. In case you have not heard them, here is a brief summary, with supporting photos.

There is no age for getting fit and having fun

It is not because we are getting older that we need to stop moving, quite the contrary. Sister Pierrette Désilets demonstrates this, week after week, by offering fitness classes at Maison Jésus-Marie and at Marie-Rose-Durocher Residence.  Discover the short history behind Sister Pierrette’s new adventure …

Rethinking models for a pastoral ministry focussed on the periphery

Speaking freely about the present-day Church, in the world and in Quebec, sharing her vision of pastoral action based on her lived experience without imposing it as the only truth, stressing the difficulties experienced on the ground and identifying the challenges in this era where everything changes with the speed of lightning, in a nutshell denotes the content of the presentation by Mrs. Yvonne Demers, given recently at Maison Jésus-Marie.     To learn more about this presentation tinged with hope...

A Day of Prayer, Reflection and Commitment

On a crisp and sunny October fifteenth, 24 Anglophone Associates and Sisters came together at the Congregational House for a day of silence, prayer and reflection in preparation for the Associates renewing their annual commitment and the Sisters renewing their vows.  This day was prepared by the Retreat Committee comprised of 3 Associates. Read further…

Discovering the apple and savouring it

What do you know about the apple? The Sisters at Résidence Marie-Rose-Durocher were party to the discovery of the apple with the help of their Chef, Luc Tremblay. As part of a "Week of the Apple", the Sisters tasted, sampled and learned to distinguish certain varieties of apples. Test your knowledge by reading the article.


The SNJM’s passion for music continues in fine fashion

The recent performance by the Blù Bamboo Ensemble at Maison Jésus-Marie provided a twofold pleasure for those who were present. In addition to the beautiful musical performance by this collective of strings and double reed instruments, there was the notable presence of a former SNJM student who has a great passion for music, which was instilled in her at a very young age.  

A wonderful story to read…

A new year focusing on the "spirituality of welcome"

The SNJM Quebec Leadership Team held a province gathering for the launching of another year of activities. In addition to discovering the theme of the year “Opening Doors onto Life", those present were invited to share their lived experience related to the General Chapter of the Congregation held this past summer.

Read the following article and discover the unfolding of the day
Consult the photo album of the event

A new show by the "Harpissimo Ensemble" to emphasize its 20th anniversary!

In September 2015, the Harpissimo Ensemble stopped again at Maison Jésus-Marie to present its new music program, developed around the theme of its 20 years of existence. They had another good reason to come here so early in the season.

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Anglophone Associate Leadership Teams Planning Meeting

On Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1:30 to 3:30, the leadership trios of the three Anglophone Associate Groups (In Her Footsteps, Marylrose and Richelieu Rose) met at the Congregational House to plan the year that is beginning. They began by sharing with one another some news of their own lives and of the members of their respective groups.

After listening to a reflective reading of the full text of the 2016 Chapter Acts by Deacons Richard Brisebois and Tony Pietroniro, they shared spontaneously how these Acts of Chapter touch them.  A common thread: These Acts are in tune with our world and our own reality of today!

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A former SNJM student sets out again on mission in Uganda

There was a wonderful reunion at Maison Jésus-Marie recently with the visit of Sister Louise Touchette, DFLP. This former SNJM student took the opportunity to explain her current role in a completely new mission "particularly" in Uganda.

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Enjoyment, Music and Beautiful Discoveries at Maison Jésus-Marie

The Sisters at Maison Jésus-Marie are not likely to be bored with the diversified programs offered during the 2016-2017 year. In addition to concerts and shows, the residents will be able to participate in leisure activities, conferences and even a new series of gatherings entitled "Portraits of Women".  

See an overview of the diverse programs...


A promising start to the year for the In Her Footsteps associate group

First meeting of the year for members of the In Her Footsteps associate group sets the tone for the whole year. To find out more.

A new tradition is introduced at Maison Jésus-Marie

The arrival of Sister Leah Dulude at Maison Jésus-Marie last June has made the setting up of a vegetable garden near Pavillon Saint-André possible. The residents of the house have had the pleasure of seeing vegetables growing, smelling flowers and fresh herbs and of course, eating fresh produce. Moreover, with the help of the members of her family, Sister Leah intends to continue the Dulude family tradition.

Learn about the history of this tradition by reading the article and looking at the photo album.