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A multimedia biography of Concordia’s National Historic Site

ASGM L082_YD Maison mère, Chapelle, Messe des élèves, 1938.

The Sisters of Charity of Montreal, also known as the “Grey Nuns,” have played an important part in the city’s history. Their former Mother House, built in 1871, has a new vocation today as Concordia University’s Grey Nuns Building.


Through living stories and the Grey Nuns chronology, this multimedia biography explores the site's rich social history, as recalled by its former residents. In the aerial map and panoramas, plus a visualization of current services and amenities, it also details Concordia's respectful adaptation of this Montreal heritage jewel.


These days, the Grey Nuns Building offers a welcoming student and summer residence, a majestic library reading room, an early-childhood observation nursery, and a kitchen serving both campuses.

The full-length interviews excerpted on this website may be consulted at the
Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling

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