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Sister Gilberte Bussières, CND reflects on 58 days in captivity

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.

Read this true story based on Sister Gilberte’s conference at Maison Jésus-Marie.

Do you know our 2016 Jubilarians?

The jubilee celebration is fast approaching! In fact on Saturday, May 14, 2016, this celebration of gratitude honoring some 33 of our Sisters, as well as two Associates who will be celebrating 25 years of commitment in our Congregation, will take place. 

Let us give thanks to God for having called you
and for having given you the strength of his Love
to be this educative presence which continues
to bring peace and joy to those around you.  

Discover and congratulate our jubilarians who are celebrating  5060, 70, 75 and 80 years of religious profession, as well as two Associates who are celebrating 25 years of commitment
Look at the photo album by clicking on the numeral which indicates the number of jubilee years. 
Our gratitude is limitless!

The success of the movie "La passion d’Augustine"


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)

Reflections on the present and the future of consecrated life in Quebec

A new interview with Sister Jacqueline Boudreau

Within the framework of the Year of Consecrated Life, the Faculty of Theology from the Université Laval and the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) organized a Colloquium on this theme in October 2015. A member of the delegation from the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Sister Jacqueline Boudreau, SNJM, who participated in this unique gathering, really wanted to share the fruit of her reflections with us, following this event. 

To make it easier to consult this interview on the website, we have chosen to divide it into several video clips which are each a few minutes long and which will be offered to you over the next few weeks. Happy viewing!  (in French only)  

Click here to see the video


Assuring continuity in line with our DNA …

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. 

To learn more about this important event, consult the article and the photo album.

Result of a shared partnership

Imminent arrival of a Syrian refugee family

In the coming weeks, the greater community of Longueuil will welcome a new Syrian refugee family - a young Christian family consisting of a 33 year old father, a 29 year old mother and a little three year old girl, with no relatives in Canada.

This undertaking, a first for the members of this joint partnership involving the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), the "Chemins de vie" Organization, the "Longueuil Diocesan Centre" and several individuals, began in October 2015. 

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