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What's New?

 

Following the 23rd General Chapter, a new leadership team

During the Mass in honor of their patron saint on July 26, the Sisters of Saint Anne welcomed the members of the new leadership team. Our prayers are with them as they begin their new duties.

 

 

Orientation

Bearing the charism of Blessed Marie Anne Blondin and faithful to their mission, members of the congrégation commit themselves to be a sign of hope, compassion and justice in the Church and in the world today.

Orientation

   

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OFFICIAL INAUGURATION OF COLLÈGE MARIE-ANNE
IN HAITI

Collège Marie-Anne

The official inauguration of the new building to house Collège Marie-Anne, built following the violent earthquake of 2010, took place in May. Total enrollment at Collège Marie-Anne is approximately 1,400 students in all levels.

This major project was made possible by close cooperation between the members of the General Administration of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Anne, the Sisters in Haiti, Sisters in other Provinces and the Tzu Chi Foundation. A commemorative plaque was unveiled at the inauguration ceremony.

 

 

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AT LES PUPILLES DE SAINT-ANTOINE SCHOOL, PORT-AU-PRINCE    

Comité
Working committee

A working committee has been formed to draw up the preliminary plans for the rebuilding of Les Pupilles de Saint-Antoine School.

 

Centre M.A.B.

MARIE ANNE BLONDIN CENTER

REACHING OUT IN EVERY CONTINENT

You may be surprised to learn that more than 3,000 copies of The Message of Marie Anne Blondin newsletter are distributed each quarter in 17 countries around the world! Faithful readers and friends of Blessed Marie Anne Blondin can be found in Australia, Cameroon, Chile, Egypt, England, France, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Holland, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the U.S.

The Message of Mother Marie Anne is published three times a year. The next issue will be available in March. Click here to read the last Message of Mother Marie Anne. You can also get a paper copy of the newsletter by calling the Marie Anne Blondin Centre at: 514-637-3783, ext. 207.

 

 

VISITING BLESSED MARIE ANNE BLONDIN’S TOMB

Marie Anne Blondin's Tomb

Visits to the tomb of Blessed Marie Anne Blondin take place in an atmosphere of quiet reflection for individuals and small groups. For larger groups of visitors, we can organize a visit to the tomb and the chapel as well as a talk on our foundress. Depending on your interests and our availability, we will make every effort to meet your expectations. Appointments can be made by calling Sister Jeannine Serres at 514-637-3783, ext. 207.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE /
SSA SOCIAL JUSTICE OFFICE
 

Campagne des coquelicots blancs

White poppy campaign 

From November 11 to 18, 2013, the members of the Congregation were invited to wear a white poppy in remembrance of all victims of war. The first white poppy campaign took place in England in 1933, launched by the Co-operative Women’s Guild (CWG), an organization made up of mothers, wives and fiancées of men killed in the First World War. 

The model for the whilte poppy came to us from Haiti. 

Brotherhood and a thirst for justice and peace

Paul VI“It is too easy to throw back on others responsibility for injustice, if at the same time one does not realize how each one shares in it personally, and how personal conversion is needed first … For beneath an outward appearance of indifference, in the heart of every man there is a will to live in brotherhood and a thirst for justice and peace, which is to be expanded.”
Apostolic Letter of Pope Paul VI on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Encyclical Rerum Novarum.
(
Octogesima Adveniens 1971) No.  48

 

Paul VI

 

CHSSA

SISTERS OF SAINT ANNE HISTORIC CENTRE

A historical centre, beyond the stones

CSSA

While you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of an authentic 19th century convent, a tour of the different exhibits at the Sisters of Saint Anne Historic Centre will enable you to explore the special destiny of a woman ahead of her time: Blessed Marie Anne Blondin, and the Congregation she founded more than 160 years ago, the Sisters of Saint Anne. The exhibits focus on lesser-known aspects of their history, including the present exhibit, on how the Sisters went about meeting the food needs of their community and the people who depended on it.

The multiplication of the loaves…

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CSSA

In May 2013, the Historic Centre unveiled its new temporary exhibit. Among the 40 guests present at the opening were Claude Dauphin, Borough Mayor of Lachine; Bernard Blanchet, municipal councillor; members of the General Administration and the Provincial Council of the Sisters of Saint Anne, and several Sisters, including some former cooks, as well as partners of the Historic Centre.

The visitors took their time touring the exhibit as they discovered or recalled the ingenuity of the Sisters of Saint Anne in feeding the Community and the people who depended on it throughout their history. For more information on the exhibit, which extends until March 28, 2014, go to: www.ssacong/musee/en

 

 

Prayer

DO YOU HAVE A PRAYER INTENTION?

Click on the « Prayer Corner » tab at the left. The Sisters of Saint Anne will join in prayer with you.

 

 

 

 

MMACHSSA
Sisters of Saint Anne
Historical Center

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Prayer to obtain a favour through the intercession of Blessed Marie Anne Blondin

Haiti

Guilelines for donations for the reconstruction of Haiti

 

 

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