“Chemins de vie” Tribute to the SNJM Community

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The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) received yet another mark of gratitude on the occasion of their 175th anniversary – this time from Chemins de vie.

Taking advantage of their visit to the Marie-Rose Center, a delegation from Chemins de vie officially presented a memorial plaque to Sr. Denise Riel, Provincial Animator.

Ms. Monique Rhéaume, President of the Chemins de vie Board of Directors said, “We consider it important to highlight the generous and on-going participation of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in our mission from the very beginning up to the present.”

“This collaboration has been felt not only through your financial support, but also through the dynamic contribution of several Sisters whose continuous, reliable, and energetic ministry has been essential to the development of a solid foundation throughout the years.”

The similarities between the SNJM mission of education and the mission of Chemins de vie are very evident. The organization, located in Longueuil, provides support to people who wish to begin or continue, in a new way, their journey of spiritual growth.

Although the organization’s approach is founded on Christian spirituality, Chemins de vie does not try to proselytize. People of any belief or affiliation are warmly welcomed. In short, Chemins de vie is a place of welcome and spiritual accompaniment for anyone in search of life, meaning and solidarity.

Chemins de vie was established in 2003, with Sr. Denise Riel as a co-founder. She worked there as Director for ten years and continues her affiliation with the organization. At present, Chemins de vie benefits from the contributions of Sisters Françoise Lanthier, Constance Létourneau and Marie-Paule Demarbre.

“Thank you so much for the gift of your ministry at Chemins de vie. We are very grateful to you,” said Rhéaume during the presentation.