Convent Complex of the Sisters of Saint Anne (Lachine)
Discovering the Convent Complex of the Sisters of Saint Anne in Lachine and Its Tradition of Education
In 1850, a small community of teaching sisters was formed in Vaudreuil, Quebec. The dream of its foundress was ti give rural children, boys and girls alike, an education. In the early 1860s, the community moved to the outskirts of the Lachine Canal to make that dream a reality. Over the years, it grew, with several schools being founded in Quebec,across Canada, and around the world.
During the next hour, we'll invite you to explore the complex made up of the college and convent of Sainte Anne, located in Lachine. The complex, which evolved over the years to meet the needs of the local population and the small but growing religious order, is one of the main points of interest in the historic district of Lachine. It is our pleasure to assist you as you visit these places, whose significance is closely linked to the teaching work of the Sisters of Saint Anne. You'llll discover a community that strongly influenced the development of the surrounding district, and learn about figures who marked the history of Montreal, such as the Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin, Bishop Ignace Bourget, Father Nazaire Piché and the architects Perrault, Mesnard, and Venne.
This visit includes 19 audio stops:
- 1 - Introduction
- 2 - The Neighbourhood
- 3 - Bishop Ignace Bourget
- 4 - Father Nazaire Piché
- 5 - Arrival in Lachine: the Simpson Manor and the Stone Warehouse
- 6 - Mother Marie-Anne
- 7 - The Sisters of Saint Anne
- 8 - The Villa-Anna Boarding School
- 9 - Saint Anne Convent
- 10 - The Sanctuary
- 11 - Les architectes Perrault et Mesnard
- 12 - Joseph Venne, Architect
- 13 - Saint Anne
- 14 - Development of the Boarding School
- 15 - Collège Marie-Anne
- 16 - Collège Sainte-Anne and Recent Constructions
- 17 - Exterior Architecture of the Sisters of Saint Anne Convent
- 18 - Musical Excerpt
- 19 - Closing Remarks
For more information, please visit the Sisters of Saint Anne Historic Centre website
© Québec Religious Heritage Council, November 2010
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This project was carried out by the Québec Religious Heritage Council, and made possible by the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal as part of theProgramme de soutien à la diffusion du patrimoine montréalais.