The Emilie-Gamelin Centre makes every effort to make known the life and Charism of Mother Emilie Gamelin and the work of the Sisters of Providence.
The Providence Museum offers visits to three exhibit halls, the Mother House chapel and the tomb of our foundress, Mother Emilie Gamelin. You are invited to come learn about the life of Blessed Emilie Gamelin, the history of the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence and the many aspects of their works and ministries.
|Individual or guided tours.|
|Days: Monday to Friday|
|Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Evenings and weekends: group reservation only (minimum of five persons).|
|Reservations: Please contact Ms. Lorena Otero, trilingual secretary and guide of the Emilie-Gamelin Centre.|
Discover the life of Emilie Tavernier-Gamelin and the charism that energized her entire life as a layperson (1800-1843) and as a woman religious (1844-1851). Through objects and pictures from her life and time, we are able to comprehend the impact of her work with the poor in the city of Montreal.
The work of the Sisters of Providence, includes caring for elderly people, orphans and mentally disabled persons, as well as education and health care. Charity was at the heart of this work since its inception in 1843. Discover the extent of these works from the artefacts of that time.
Thematic Exhibition Room
The third room of the museum provides an opportunity to explore a particular aspect of the history of the Sisters of Providence. Come learn about the education provided by the Sisters of Providence at the Institute for the Deaf in Montreal (Institution des Sourdes-Muettes). You will be introduced to the Community of the Sisters of Our Lady of Seven Dolors, a congregation founded by the Sisters of Providence for women religious with hearing disabilities. The exhibition also provides an overview of the history of deafness and the education of deaf persons.
Chapel and Emilie Gamelin’s tomb
You are invited to pray in the Chapel of the Mother House of the Sisters of Providence and to place your intentions at the tomb of Emilie Gamelin. Information is available regarding the construction of the Mother House and Chapel (1959-1962) and Emilie Gamelin’s tomb and relics.