The Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa, located at the corner of Sussex Drive and Bruyère Street, is considered to be one the oldest buildings in Ottawa's Lower Town. In 1995, the Congregation inaugurated a historical site which preserves the precious memorabilia gathered since the arrival of the Sisters in Bytown in 1845.
The attraction of this small historical museum resides in its unique collection of artifacts which reveals a past linked to that of the National Capital.
Two exhibition halls are accessible to visitors:
The first exhibition hall offers a permanent presentation of the memorabilia from the first three decades of our history (1845-1876).
The second exhibition hall offers temporary exhibitions of recent memorabilia of interest to the general public.
The Historical site is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call to book your visit.
Charity must be our favourite virtue.
God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it.
God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.