Saturday, August 27, 2022
All are invited to meet Canada's first native born saint, Sr. Marguerite d'Youville, born in Varennes, Quebec, in 1701 and canonized in 1990.
The tomb of the founder of the Order of Sisters of charity of Montréal (1737), also known as the Grey Nuns, may be found inside Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes Basilica.
On arriving we will attend a mass inside the basilica and thereafter, be given a guided tour, including the sacristy.
Our guide will then accompany us to the Saint Marguerite d'Youville museum, situated next to the basilica.
The half-day activity then ends with a picnic on the banks of the Saint-Lawrence River.
Transportation will be provided.
- 8h00 Réno-Dépôt, Fairview Shopping Centre, Pointe-Claire
- 8h30 Crémazie Métro Station, 500 Crémazie Street east, Montréal
09h00 Mass - Ste-Anne de Varennes basilica
guided visit of the basilica and the tomb, the grounds, and the Ste-Marguerite d'Youville museum
- Noon Lunch (Bring your own) on the banks of the St. Lawrence
- 13h15 Départure for return trip to Montréal
Suggested cost: $30. Bring your own lunch and snacks.
Registration: Brian Jenkins (514) 344-2686 or (438) 930-8643.