The Little Franciscans of Mary
Museum and Heritage Space
Welcoming you : the soul of our history

Permanent Exhibition

Unveiled in 2006, this venue aims to be a place of reflection on the social vows of women who dedicated themselves. In addition to providing a history of the sisterhood, illustrated with notable facts and people, the exhibition delves into the nuns’ assorted disciplines:

  • hospice care to orphans and the elderly
  • care of individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities,
  • organization of healthcare services and hospitals, and
  • education of youngsters and teenagers

The sisters have worked in various parts of Québec, Canada and the United States, where the Foundresses met and united. Also illustrated is their mission on the island of Madagascar, the journey of a young postulant on her way to becoming a nun as well as a dedication to the Community’s eleven founding sisters.

The exhibition areas are located in a home that dates back to the late XIXth century, acquired by Curé Ambroise-Martial Fafard in 1889. In that era, it became the St. Anne Hospice, the very cradle of what later evolved into the Little Franciscans of Mary Mother House.