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MORE THAN 160 YEARS IN SAINT-JACQUES

On March 22, Horeb Saint-Jacques, Collège Esther-Blondin, and the local parish and municipality of Saint-Jacques, Quebec, celebrated almost 161 years of having the Sisters of Saint Anne among them. Making the event even more special was the fact that Blessed Marie Anne Blondin had lived in Saint-Jacques as early as 1853, and the present location of the Horeb Saint-Jacques spirituality centre is that of the Congregation’s second Motherhouse. The solemn Eucharist that closed the festivities was presided by Bishop Gilles Lussier of Joliette. Collège Esther-Blondin gave the Congregation a key and Horeb Saint-Jacques gave a magnificent plaque, tributes to the many years the Congregation has been present in Saint-Jacques.

Plaque et cle Horeb St-Jacques

 

CRC

Sr Rita LarivééCongratulations to Sister Rita Larivée for her nomination as President of the new Board of Directors of the Religious Canadian Religious Conference "CRC".

To read more about the election of the new board members, visit the CRC website by clicking on the link: www.crc-canada.org

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SEAL

HONORARY DOCTORATE

Sr Therese NouryOn May 17, Sister Therese Noury was awarded the degree Doctor of Human Services Honoris causa by Anna Maria College, Paxton, Mass. By bestowing this degree, the college recognized Sister Therese as an alumna, as a professor and as a board member of AMC. The honor also recognized her many contributions to Church ministry, especially to Social Justice issues over the years. On May 18, Sr. Therese was honored by the Sisters and Associates of Saint Marie Province at a special celebratory luncheon at 720 Boston Post Road East, Marlborough.

 

 

REBUILDING BEGINS AT LES PUPILLES DE SAINT-ANTOINE SCHOOL IN PORT-AU-PRINCE

Les Pupilles de Saint-Antoine school was founded in 1955 and at the time of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti had some 700 students in the primary course. The school was one of 4,000 in Port-au-Prince that were damaged or destroyed in the earthquake.

Since then, this school, like many others, has been giving classes in makeshift classrooms. But new hope is on the horizon with the rebuilding of the school, as shown in these first photos taken at the construction site.

Les Pupilles de Saint-Antoine

 

Pape François

2015, THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE

On November 29, 2013, Pope Francis announced that 2015 would be dedicated to consecrated life. The objectives of the year are, among other things:

  • To make this year a year of thanksgiving
  • To embrace the future with hope and live the present with passion
  • To have an evangelical focus and help people to realize the beauty of following Christ in the various types of religious vocations

As Pope Francis said, we have to wake up the world by witnessing in a prophetic way, and by being present above all on the peripheries of life, in places of material or intellectual poverty. Men and women religious must tell their story and talk about the heritage passed down by the founders and foundresses.

The end of the year will probably be marked by a Mass celebrated by the Holy Father on November 21, 2015.

Source: VIS, November 29, 2013.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Centre M.A.B.

MARIE ANNE BLONDIN CENTRE

VISITING THE TOMB OF BLESSED
MARIE ANNE BLONDIN

Tombeau

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.

 

message de Mère Marie-Anne

THE MESSAGE OF MOTHER MARIE ANNE

The Message of Mother Marie Anne is published three times a year. Click here to read the latest issue online. You can also get a paper copy of the newsletter by calling the Marie Anne Blondin Centre at 514-637-3783, ext. 207.

 

 

CELEBRATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEATIFICATION OF MOTHER MARIE ANNE IN ARIZONA

The Blondin and Limoges families, descendants from Mother Marie Anne/Esther Blondin’s line, who live in Arizona, are holding a celebration to mark the anniversary of the beatification of Mother Marie Anne. A Mass will be offered in her name, and according to the organizers of the project, this commemoration may become an annual event.

béatification

 

 

SSA SOCIAL JUSTICE NETWORK MEETS IN HAITI

In January 2014, the SSA Social Justice Network recorded two milestones:

  • For the first time, an historic occasion, it held its annual meeting in Haiti. The Network thanks Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours Province for its outstanding hospitality.

  • The Network marked its 20th anniversary, with celebrations to continue all year long.

Classe Haiti
Drapeau Haiti

 

CHSSA

SISTERS OF SAINT ANNE HISTORICAL CENTER

Glue, Paper, Scissors – Works by Claude Lafortune

A career retrospective

An exclusive collection of paper sculptures, including new creations for 2014.

The Sisters of Saint Anne Historical Centre will present the travelling exhibition Glue, Paper, Scissors from May 25 to October 31, 2014. The exhibition is a retrospective of the career of talented paper sculptor Claude Lafortune. The 30 sculptures in the exhibition will no doubt remind visitors of the television programs L’Évangile en papier and Parcelles de soleil.

Housed in a heritage building dating back to the 19th century, the Sisters of Saint Anne Historical Centre immerses visitors in the atmosphere of an authentic convent. Nestled beside the Lachine Canal and Lac Saint-Louis, at 1280, boul. St-Joseph, in Lachine, the Centre is the perfect place to combine a cultural outing with a picnic or restaurant meal in a picturesque setting.

For the summer season, the Historic Centre offers free admission Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information: chssa@bellnet.ca | www.ssacong.org/musee |
514 637-4616
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Claude Lafortune

 

   
 

CHAPTER 2014 ORIENTATION

Orientation 2013

MMACHSSA
Sisters of Saint Anne
Historical Center

fondatrice Centre M.A.B.
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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