Why a religious congregation?

This information page is in connection with the poster “Why a Religious Congregation?” installed in the Mary Rose Chapel of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue Co-Cathedral, in Longueuil.

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Dive into the world of institutes of consecrated life

You may ask: What is a religious congregation? Why have there been so many religious congregations founded in Europe, North America and around the world?

You will also discover what led to the creation of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), its charism and important moments. Other aspects will be presented to you to better understand the realities of consecrated life from the perspective of a lay religious community.