Museum of the Sisters of Providence:
The Museum of the Sisters of Providence was open in 1996; it presents the history of Emilie Gamelin and of the Sisters of Providence from yesterday to today.
The Community of the Sisters of Providence, founded in Montreal, Canada, in 1843 by Emilie Tavernier Gamelin and Bishop Ignace Bourget, excels in numerous and varied fields, including health care, education and social work. Within a few years after its foundation, the Community spread through Canada and the world thanks to the different works that demonstrate the essence of its Mission: “to respond to the urgent and multiple needs of the poor.”
Following in the footsteps of their foundress, the Sisters of Providence have left a lasting social print on our society. A visit to the Museum is a good occasion to discover, through multiple objects that are both tools and proofs, of this immense social work of love started in the 19th century by Blessed Emilie Tavernier Gamelin, who still inspires charity today.