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Tasting taffy on snow at Maison Jésus-Marie

On a beautiful afternoon in March, a "sugar shack" activity was organized by the Recreation Committee from Maison Jésus-Marie, with the help of Chef Jacques Jodoin. The latter had prepared, among other things, trays of snow stored in the refrigerator, to provide what was needed for this tasting of syrup poured over the snow. 

In the open area on the 2nd floor of Pavillon Saint-Charles, the Sisters and guests for the day were able to satisfy their “sweet tooth”. No fewer than 70 people enthusiastically participated in this most enjoyable activity.

It was an opportunity, thanks to the information provided by the organizing committee, for some to recall good memories of past sugar shack visits as well as for others to discover its origin and the process of manufacturing various maple products.  See the photos.

“The importance of knowledge… »

Invited to speak on International Women's Day, Lise Leduc, a lawyer, took the opportunity to speak of her gratitude for the education she received from the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, who instilled in her a passion for learning. A look back at this event which took place in Beauharnois...

Three young musicians offer a wonderful performance

On the occasion of International Women's Day, three young girls under the age of 10 from the same family, presented a concert in two of the community rooms at Maison Jésus-Marie. They brought delight to the hearts of the Sisters in attendance. This activity was organized by the Recreation Committee of Maison Jésus-Marie. To learn more…

Preventing the brain from deteriorating by pursuing learning at any age

The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) have twice hosted Geneviève Ling, as a speaker on a current topic: aging and ways to maintain and foster the development of cognitive abilities at any age.  In presenting her theory on aging, Ms. Ling has succeeded in clarifying several notions while providing helpful hints. To learn more…


Seven Weeks for Water 2018 Campaign

Since 2008, The World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network (WCC-EWN) has been using the Season of Lent to provide weekly theological reflections and other resources on water. 

We are reminded that water has great spiritual importance in the Christian tradition as a gift from God.  This scarce resource is threatened in many parts of the world while millions of people are denied access to clean drinking water. This problem is at the heart of the corporate stand taken by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), and formalized in 2013. Bear in mind that access to clean water and quality sanitation facilities has been recognized as a human right since 2010. 

See the text for reflection for this 5th Week for Water and the texts already published in the column to the right under “Prayers and Reflections”.

Link to the Ecumenical Water Network 

“Life is gratitude…”

The annual SNJM Birthday Party, drawing inspiration from the theme "A Toast to Life" provided the participants with uplifting moments for rejoicing and sharing. The program, complete with songs, dances and discussion, delighted everyone. For further details about this delightful gathering and to see the photos, click here.

Sing of life, sing of love through poetry

For a fourth consecutive year, the Sisters at Maison Jésus-Marie welcomed a group of poets, who visited the various community rooms to share their poetic creations. Although this literary gathering made reference to various present-day world concerns, an atmosphere of lightheartedness prevailed throughout.  Some of the best moments…

A special concert filled with wonderful moments

The chapel at Maison Jésus-Marie was the setting for an outstanding moment during the presentation of Jean Saulnier's piano recital, on February 11th. Usually coming to present his students in preparatory concerts for the end-of-session exams from the Université de Montréal, Mr. Saulnier delivered a remarkable solo performance while saving a surprise for his audience …

Rejoice, Evaluate, Contemplate

As part of the World Day for Consecrated Life, a gathering of consecrated persons from the Saint-Jean-Longueuil Diocese took place at Maison Jésus-Marie. Presentation of documents recalling the essence of consecrated life, discussions, and feedback preceded the Eucharistic Celebration. During this year’s celebration, the 175th Anniversary of the foundation of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) was highlighted. To learn more and to see the photo album.

A musical and narrative experience dedicated to romanticism

The renowned artists Lorraine Prieur, Claudine Lapointe and Luc Saucier gave a musical and cultural performance with the evocative theme "The Romantic Keyboard". Between musical selections played solo or Piano 4-Hands, and some "lieder", the audience was delighted with a narrative presentation on the life of some of the great composers of that era. To know more…

Journey into the world of the “Institut Notre-Dame du Bon-Conseil de Montréal”

Sister Esther Champagne, from the "Institut Notre-Dame du Bon-Conseil de Montréal", was the guest speaker at the first conference of 2018, presented at Maison Jésus-Marie. This talk was delivered with a great deal of dynamism, as this committed Sister helped us to learn about her congregation, which is dedicated to social action and advocating for the development of commitment to responsible citizenship. To learn more