ASGM L082_GP49 Maison mère, Chapelle, cérémonie de profession perpétuelle, 1947.
The air of profound contemplation in the Mother House’s spiritual centre continues today in Concordia’s spectacular reading room.
ASGM L082_7Y11C Maison mère, Jardin, 1940.
Former plant beds and a canning kiosk are today a quiet, leafy downtown oasis.
ASGM L082_9Y1C Maison mère, Dortoir Sainte-Marguerite, s.d.
Shared quarters are reconfigured as separate rooms. The sense of community remains.
ASGM L082_7Y14D Maison mère, Maison des hommes, 1938.
Where the Mother House’s male employees once lived, toddlers now play, showing Concordia’s Education students how we learn.
ASGM L082_9Y16C Maison mère, Cuisine centrale, 1966.
Serving sisters or students, the kitchen has always fed a large community.
ASGM L082_14Y2 Maison mère, Réfectoire des dames âgées, Sœur Alice Boisseau, 1940.
Rituals have relaxed, but the refectories remain a Mother House centrepiece.
ASGM L082_9Y17E Maison mère, Salle communautaire, Visite du supérieur de StSulpice, 1896.
Originally a chapel, sisters gathered for meetings, movies, performances and more. Students still do.
ASGM L082_9Y19C Maison mère, Ciergerie et atelier des hosties, 1930.
Workshops that produced books, leaflets, host wafers, candles and vestments today house Concordia students.
Sisters provided help and safe haven to women and children.
ASGM L103_H01 Centre Marguerite d'Youville, Gisant de Mère d'Youville, vers 1960.
Where sisters once venerated their founder and saint, a daycare now stands.
ASGM L082_14Y3 Maison mère, Sœur Eugénie Houde et Mme Quesnel, 1940.
Sisters offered dental care, physiotherapy, pharmacy services, hairdressing and more.
ASGM L082_11Y3A Maison mère, Juvénat École normale, s.d.
Where sisters once studied and taught, students now live.
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