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Montreal remembers… Jeanne Mance
Yes, let us remember the arrival of Jeanne Mance in New France on May 17, 1642.
The Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph wish to celebrate the event on May 19th at the Jeanne Mance auditorium of the Hotel Dieu of Montreal, under the presidency of Mrs. France Chrétien Desmarais, President of the Society of the 375th Anniversary of Montreal and the General Consul of France, Mrs. Catherine Feuillet.
May 17, 2017 - Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal
The Hospitallers of Saint Joseph in large numbers participated in the Mass of the 375th Anniversary of the City of Montreal. His Grace Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal, was the main celebrant. (more…)
RHSJ Family meeting
The RHSJ General Council being in France, the Sisters, lay and consecrated Associates gathered in Beaupréau for a renewal day. The speaker, Father Marcel Aubrée, is a consecrated life delegate in the diocese of Rennes. (more…)
The RHSJ Spiritual Family of Quebec gathers in Montreal.
On November 18, 2016, from all over Quebec, Associates came together to experience a renewal day with the theme: «Mercy». The speaker, Mrs. Christianne Cloutier, already known to many, was able to bring the Word of God to life and adapt it to people today. Huguette Pagé and Gaston Provencher, the new Regional Coordinators, can be proud of their initiative. Twenty-five Associates and around forty RHSJ enjoyed this day filled with sharing and communion.

Sister Louisette Lelièvre
General Coordinator
A festive RHSJ family
Each year, RHSJ, Associates and Consecrated lay persons, we have at heart to celebrate the anniversary day of Jerome Le Royer’s entry in heaven.

This year was no exception to the tradition. A day of thanksgiving in every place in the world where RHSJs are present. We also had the joy to welcome the first commitment of many Associate Persons, as well as participate to the consecration of Gisèle Besson, who became the second consecrated lay person, with Marie-Thérèse Rivière, in link with the RHSJs.
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

My heart remembers and it is healthy!

Yes, after 40 years, my heart still remembers the Mountain people.  I was in Natashquan as an RHSJ nurse on the lower North shore responsible for 5 villages, including one Indian reservation.  I still remember the quality of relationships I had with them.
Robert Lebel, sings and hopes in the prayer he adapted for the RHSJ “ Lord, grant that, in caring for the body we may touch the heart.”.  In my experience I had to do the opposite by touching their heart and their customs before I could really care for their physical needs.
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