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Explore the world of SNJMs all summer long

 

Summer schedule from Wednesday to Sunday

Marie-Rose Centre (CMR) is a multi-faceted historical site which helps people discover the story of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) and their foundress. It recalls the educational social context of the times and promotes deeper understanding of this patrimonial site unique to Longueuil.

This museum site distinguishes itself from others by the diversity of what it offers on a permanent basis in addition to specific thematic tours as well as a temporary exhibition.

In this 175th SNJM anniversary year, visitors may visit a special archives exhibition entitled: Educate to Liberate. This exhibition focuses on the responses of the congregation to the needs of local communities in various places throughout the world. Visitors discover the spirit that animates the sisters to this day, as well as the variety of SNJM works and involvements in education, spirituality, justice and respect of human rights.

 

The outdoor thematic tour focuses on the special aspects of this patrimonial site whose buildings are classified as historical monuments. The guided tour allows visitors to discover new aspects of the history of Longueuil through the various buildings with multiple and evocative names.

A legacy to know and protect

Marie-Rose Centre’s historical and patrimonial treasures are truly worth getting to know. Upon entering the entrance hall of the Longueuil convent, designated Congregational House since its last transformation, visitors admire a magnificent original staircase fashioned in ash wood (1740). A great way to immediately immerse them in another era and have them discover pearls of our heritage and history!

Thus, by exploring the world of SNJMs, the first teaching congregation of women religious founded by a Canadian, visitors become acquainted with aspects of life related to the evolution and life of Longueuil society.

Among the many treasures open to the public permanently (upon reservation) are:

·         The old (former) convent

·         The convent chapel, blessed in 1847

 

·         The historical rooms where Blessed Marie-Rose lived (her bedroom, office and chapter room)

·         The museum dedicated to the foundress and her companions, including a mural depicting the geographical places where Marie-Rose lived, as well as several artifacts related to the first sisters of the congregation

·         The foundation house (former school of La Fabrique)

Marie-Rose Centre bears witness to the courageous and determined women who have provided education to thousands of young girls and boys. These sisters have contributed significantly to society by the establishment of many institutes and schools, including the Vincent-d’Indy School of Music in Montreal, Quebec, without forgetting their impact on three continents.

Centre Marie-Rose is a valued place to visit with regards to Quebec’s religious heritage. It is instrumental in handing on this history and preserving it for future generations. During summer, until September 2, the Centre is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The guided tour lasts at least two hours and each of the thematic tours takes 45 to 60 minutes. Please call 450-651-8104, Ext. 0, to reserve or write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Marie-Rose Centre is also a member of the religious heritage network, Sanctuaires du fleuve (Sanctuaries of the River).  

 

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SNJM General Administration

80 St-Charles Street East, Longueuil, Qc, Canada, J4H 1A9

- Phone:  +1 450 651-8104

- Fax:  +1 450 651-8636

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