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En route in Montreal for the 3rd transfer of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph

On April 22nd, before proceeding to the Sisters’ move, the Community experienced a farewell celebration at the Hôtel Dieu chapel where, since 1861, the great moments of the community and also of Christian life were experienced and celebrated; intense interior and emotional moments.
Dare to build a new world
«Dare to build a new world», a documentary that enabled the Sisters Hospitallers of Saint Joseph of Montreal to present the progress made since the arrival of the first French sisters, who came to join Jeanne Mance. Let us call this route "the first crossing to the shores of the St. Lawrence".  Then it was the transfer to Mont Sainte-Famille, the second crossing... And now the Sisters are preparing for a third crossing. If you are interested, see what they tell you about this new adventure by clicking on the following link:
Dare a new world
At the occasion of the 360th anniversary of their arrival in Canada, the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph, in collaboration with the Musée des Hospitalières de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, present the film of the filmmaker Daniel Bertolino, with the participation of C. Viau of the studio Via le Monde. A great opportunity to remember.

Sr. Louisette Lelièvre

February 2nd - Feast of Mary
On this feast of Mary, we Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph renew our consecration to the Lord.

It is in communion with our sisters in France, Canada, USA, Peru, Dominican Republic and Mexico that we ask the Virgin Mary to make her words ours: « Here is the servant of the Lord, may everything be done according to your word».
Honorary recognition
On the occasion of her 80th birthday, Sister Lorraine Soucy, Hospitaller of Saint Joseph in Saint Basile, New-Brunswick, received an honorary certificate from the hands of the liberal deputy Jean-Claude D’Amours. Furthermore, Sister Lorraine Soucy's name was mentioned in the Legislative assembly of New Brunswick, during the presentation of extraordinary people of the province. She was cited for her tireless dedication, exemplary community involvement, her greatness of spirit and her sense of service. Sister Lorraine Soucy, Hospitaller Sister, a woman of faith, an exceptional person.
New buds with the Associates
Yes, let us rejoice and be in communion on this September 8, 2018 when, in the new group of Associates of Beaupreau, in France, Jean, Jacqueline, Marie Renee and Marie Paule will celebrate their first commitment as associate lay persons in the RHSJ spiritual family.
Tracadie event in September
If you have the chance to be near Tracadie, don’t hesitate to participate in the event of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the RHSJ in Tracadie, which takes place during the month of September and especially from the 28 to the 30th.
Let us remember and pay tribute to our predecessors.
The 50th anniversary of the statue of Jeanne Mance in Langres
On May 5, 2018, 80 persons were present to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the statue of Jeanne Mance in Langres, France. Five persons of Montreal accompanied Mrs. Monique Lanouette-Beaucage, new person in charge of the Jeanne Mance Centre of Montreal and Mrs. Huguette Pagé-Deschamps, representative of the Montreal Hotel Dieu Nurse Association. It was a beautiful celebration…
Pilgrimage to our roots
Dear Sisters and Associates,
Throughout this pilgrimage to our roots, you were all present… Each Region will certainly receive news through those who made the trip, but I wanted today to give you some echoes of this week in the footsteps of our Founders.

Words or expressions surfaced during special moments, but also in the group experience. They were of Thanksgiving for these moments of spiritual and historical renewal. An opportunity for relational, cultural and different discoveries, but connected with the same source. There was a deepening of our faith and hope, in the Mission to which the Lord calls us through our belonging to the RHSJ Spiritual Family.

Lieutenant-Governor's Medal Presented to the RHSJ
The Honorable Michel Doyon, Lieutenant-Governor, presented the gold medal to Sister Marie-Thérèse Laliberté, for the RHSJ Congregation, on April 15, 2018.

Here is the complete text which was read at the medal presentation:

«The Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph of Montreal Recipients of Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for exceptional merit – 2018

The citation is as follows:

Doris Custeau Living Memory
Tribute to Sister Marie-Blanche Leblanc from
«Regroupement interprofessionnel des intervenants retraités des services de santé»
(Inter professional group of retired contributors to healthcare services).

Let us be proud and rejoice for this tribute to Sister Marie-Blanche for these years as a nurse in Quebec, but also in Africa.
Sister Nicole Allard 50th anniversary of religious profession
It is with joy that we congratulate Sister Nicole Allard on the 50th anniversary of her religious profession. This celebration  took place in Montreal, on May 12, 2018.

We give praise for these many years of service to the Congregation. In finance, on various boards of directors and General and Provincial Administrations.

All our best wishes on the new paths in the Lord’s company.
When the people of Laval were cared for at Saint-Julien
The old Saint-Julien Hospital. It is still how the people of Laval speak of the islet which was sold by the City to a private promotor in September 2017.
This “rebirth” was clarified by the diocese, which devoted an exposition on the «founder of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph: Jérôme Le Royer de la Dauversière. This Congregation he founded cared for generations of the people of Mayenne. They were present in Laval and Ernée for more than three centuries, from 1678 to 2010.
The Exposition ends Friday April 27, at the Cardinal-Billé House. Saturday, April 21 at 3:00 PM: a guided visit and testimony of Marie-Thérèse Rivière, consecrated lay person of the congregation, one of the last nurses of Saint-Julien.

April 20, 2018

V. Larat
Finally, the web capsules are here!
I am happy to announce the launching of the series «Extraordinary stories of Hospitallers», twelve dramatic capsules captured by Made in Media and broadcast on the website

Several RHSJ generously collaborated in the compilation of pastoral experiences, memories, testimonies and diverse documents to enrich these stories on the nature of their Hospitallers’ work since the first day in Montreal.

You called me... here I am!
On January 25, 2018, in the San Carlos Chapel, San Anita parish, in Lima, Elizabeth Pujols Diaz pronounced her first vows in our religious family of the Hospitallers of Saint Joseph.

A lot of joyful excitement enlivened this parish and community center, serving the poor of the sector. A place well-known by the Hospitallers, who have been present there since 1998.

Elizabeth had the joy of being surrounded by her parents, who came from Dominican Republic, her native country. All the Sisters of Latin America and those of the General Council were present, along with young sisters from CONFER, Associates and many friends of the community. All participated in the celebration of Eucharist with Father Rourque, priest of the parish, as presider and a priest from Huaraz.


Living Memory