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Sœurs de Miséricorde Hermanas de Misericordia
Musée des Sœurs de Miséricorde Museo de las Hermanas de Misericordia
Centre Rosalie-Cadron-Jetté Centro Rosalie-Cadron-Jetté


MUSEUM OF THE MISERICORDIA SISTERS

AN INVITATION TO DISCOVER
A FASCINATING STORY WORTH KNOWING!


More than 150 years ago... a woman daringly challenged the prejudices of her time by caring for single mothers and their children. Her dedication led to a work poorly loved and a community much debated.

Today, the Misericordia Sisters invite you to step into their history by means of a permanent exhibit, which includes the following themes:

  • Their foundress (Rosalie Cadron-Jetté, 1794-1864);
  • Assistance to single mothers and their children;
  • Health care and social services;
  • Midwifery;
  • Misericordia Hospital in Montreal;
  • Misericordia Crèche;
  • Women;
  • Mentalities.



Brief overview of the visit

A work of mercy: to help rather than to judge.

Duration: 45-60 min. or 60-90 min.
Place: Permanent exhibit of the Museum

Summary: The exhibit is divided into three parts. At first, you will meet Rosalie, the foundress of the community; this audacious and courageous woman awaits you. Then, you will explore the difficulties she had to overcome to help the single mothers and their children. You will learn more about the services offered to them. You will be surprised to discover the avant-gardism of these services and the broad-mindedness of the community. At the end of your visit, you will have a better understanding of the Quebec society of the past and of today. You will know how the work founded by Rosalie continues to this day..



TO VISIT THE MUSEUM

Schedules and entrance fee

There is no entrance fee to visit the Museum of the Misericordia Sisters but visits are by appointment only..

Opening hours and days may vary. On weekends only groups of six or more persons are accepted.


Specifications regarding visits

We are pleased to welcome you individually or as a group. The maximum number of persons we can welcome is 30.

The visits are in French or in English.

To make your visit more pleasant, please provide us with information regarding the nature of your group (See charts 1-2).