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Rebuilding completed at Les Pupilles de Saint-Antoine school in Haiti

The earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince in 2010 completely destroyed Les Pupilles de Saint-Antoine school. Since the earthquake, the schoolchildren have been attending classes in temporary schoolrooms on the grounds of Collège Marie-Esther. The Sisters of Saint Anne have a long history of involvement with the children of the Saint-Antoine district of Port-au-Prince and their presence is still very important today. All of the provinces of the Congregation were happy to contribute to the rebuilding of the school, which has now been completed.

Écoles Les Pupilles
Écoles Les Pupilles
School: Les Pupilles de St-Antoine, opening in 2015.

École Pupilles Sainte-Antoine après
Destruction of the school after the earthquake

Pape François


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 be marked by a Mass celebrated by the Holy Father on November 21, 2015.

Source: VIS, November 29, 2013.



Climate change and the Sisters of Saint Anne

In September 2014, Sr. Lucille Goulet, the Congregation’s delegate to UNANIMA International, presented the actions being taken by the SSAs to fight climate change. Her visit to New York coincided with the Climate Summit held at the United Nations. The SSA prayed and took part in local events to ask governments to make a firm commitment to ensuring a future for the earth.

Sr Lucille Goulet



The United Nations and sustainable development goals

A representative of the SSA Social Justice Office was at the United Nations in New York in January to attend the preparatory forum and the intergovernmental sessions on sustainable development goals. For UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 2015 is an important year: “The stars are aligned for the world to take historic action to transform lives and protect the planet.”

Unanima internationnal



Sr Rita LarivééCongratulations to Sister Rita Larivée for her nomination as President of the Religious Canadian Religious Conference "CRC". The election took place at the members' meeting, held from May 29 to June 1 2014.

To read more about the election of the new board members, visit the CRC website by clicking on the link:


13th anniversary of the beatification of Mother Marie Anne and opening of the Cause

béatificationA new postulator for the Cause of Blessed Marie Anne Blondin was named in Rome to replace Fr. Joachin Martinez-Vaga, o.m.i., postulator from 2006 to 2013.






Sr. Kateri Mitchell named consultor with the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Congratulations to Sr. Kateri Mitchell, SSA, the first Native American to be named, by Pope Benedict XVI, consultor with the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Together with some 30 Catholic bishops from around the world, the consultors had the privilege, in 2013, of being received by Pope Francis for a private audience at the Vatican.

Sr Katérie Mitchell et pape François


Centre M.A.B.




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 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.




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