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Celebrating 175 Years!

<p>Celebrating <strong>175 Years!</strong></p>

Celebrating 175 Years!

Celebrating 175 Years!

February 20, 2020, marked the 175th anniversary of foundation of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa (better known as Grey Nuns of the Cross).  In 1845, Sister Élisabeth Bruyère, at 26 years of age, responded to the urgent needs of her time.  Within three months, she had established services that were non-existent in Bytown (Ottawa): the first bilingual school, the first general hospital, an orphanage and a home for the elderly. On this 175th anniversary of their foundation, the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa wish to recognize this remarkable woman, Élisabeth Bruyère. Pope Francis, in 2018, acknowledged the heroic nature and the holiness of her virtues and proclaimed her Venerable, a first step toward canonization.  We wish to benefit from this anniversary to offer sincere gratitude to all the family members, the collaborators, our employees, the friends who supported and sustained us in our works of charity and who continue to carry our mission of charity and our charism of compassion. On February 21 and 23, two important celebrations were held at the Motherhouse to commemorate our 175th years of existence. The Eucharistic Celebration can be viewed at the following link: 

Eucharistic Celebration - February 23, 2020

When you love a person, you can make very great sacrifices and give your life.
Élisabeth Bruyère
Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.
Rm. 16;6
A word spoken with kindness engenders trust. A thought expressed with kindness generates depth. A benevolent blessing generates love.
Lao Tseu