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The World Social Forum 2016 - A first in North America
The World Social Forum 2016 has been in existence since 2001 in the countries of the South, but for the first time, Montreal welcomed the largest international gathering for a more united and equitable world, from August 9 to 14, 2016.

120 countries participated to the event. 1 300 workshops and 22 major conferences were offered from 13 chosen themes from social and united economic alternatives in the face of the capitalist crises to the culture of peace and the fight against racism, the disparities and all the questions concerned with international solidarity.

Entrance of Daphly Maurice to the postulate
On the feast of our Founder Marie de la Ferre, we joyfully praised the Lord for the entrance of Daphly as a postulant. Daphly is Haitian and she will join Elizabeth, a Dominican in formation in Lima, Peru. Let us pray that the Lord accompany her on her path.
World Youth Days - Krakow 2016
From all over the world, thousands of young people will go the the WYD (World Youth Days) in Krakow from July 26 to 30, 2016. Let us united with them through prayer.

We share with you the official prayer of the WYD:

«God, merciful Father,
in your Son, Jesus-Christ, you have revealed your loveand poured it out upon us in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter,
we entrust to you today the destiny of the world and of every man and woman.

We entrust to you in a special way
young people of every language, people and nation: guide and protect them as they walk the complex paths of the world today
and give them the grace to reap abundant fruits from their experience of the Krakow World Youth Day. (more…)
General Assembly of the CRC (Canadian Religious Conference)
From May 26 to 29, 300 religious gathered around the theme of the mission of the Congregation leaders, as appearing on the logo.

During the opening night, a native person of the Mohawk nation made us experience a purification ritual to free our spirit of all the negative and bring each participant to peace.

The theme was developed by Father Simon Pierre Arnold, osb. Having placed the religious life in the hollows of the tensions of the Kingdom, he invited us to walk toward a recreated religious life and a Mission Ad Gentes.

Strong moment of sharing and hope in the hollow of the challenges of our time.
The future of the Mother House
Montreal, May 16, 2016 – The Mayor of Montreal, Mr. Denis Coderre, in the presence of Sister Marie-Thérèse Laliberté, announced the intention of the city to acquire the vast property belonging to the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph.

This will allow the preservation of the building and natural heritage of this exceptional site and the enhancement of it, in coherence with its rich historical past, for the benefit of Montrealers. (more…)
Marie-de-la-Ferre Residence
Health tips

Nurse or ...rash

To care implies putting ourselves in the rhythm, in the diapason, in the flow of life in people who suffer in body and in soul.

I have the firm conviction that the course of my life prepared me for this job. I am 34 years old and I once again became a student, this time in health care.

In the course of my twenties, my encounters and my occupations forged me: I reconciled with my identity, I learned to take care of my body, I grew in spirituality.

No other job could allow me to take so much advantage of this progress, to share such privileged moments with my fellow human beings.

To leave everything to become a nurse in 2015 in Quebec is… rash, as we say. Maybe…but for me it is in the natural order of things.

Louise Ouedraogo
September 1949

In 1949, following the request of His Excellence Henri Routhier, bishop of Nassus and coadjutor of Grouard, Sister Blanche Garceau, superior of the Hotel Dieu of Windsor (Ontario) thinks of the foundation of works in the region of Whitelaw, north of the river La Paix in the north of Alberta: (more…)
Comité des fondateurs
Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal