Celebrating the Beatification of Mother Marie-Rose and the Foundation of the Congregation

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What better way to celebrate the anniversary of the Beatification of Blessed Marie-Rose than with sunshine, warm weather and ice cream? On May 23rd in the gazebo at Résidence Despins, with the beautiful Winnipeg skyline in the background, an intergenerational, intercultural group of 60 Sisters, Associates, family members and collaborators gathered. The event kicked-off celebrations for the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Congregation. Sr. Michelle Garlinski welcomed everyone on behalf of the 175th anniversary committee. Committee members Noëlle Bowles, associate, and Sr. Huguette Fleurant led the 175th prayer in French and English. We were reminded that God has done wonderful things in and through all of us and those before us. Then without delay, all were invited to make their ice cream creations and enjoy the time with one another. Future dates which mark this 175th year.

  • September 12th (Holy Name of Mary),
  • October 6th (Feast of Blessed Marie-Rose),
  • October 28th (establishment of the community in Longueuil) and;
  • December 8th (Feast of the Immaculate Conception and founding of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary).