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Our communities

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Montreal, QC

  • Present in 73 countries
  • 78 nationalities
  • 5580 sisters worldwide

In Canada

  • 71 sisters
  • 18 nationalities
Sacré-Cœur Community

Montreal, QC

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Sacré-Cœur continues its mission at Carrefour Providence, a long term care facility run by the Sisters of Providence in Aunstic-Cartierville. Always busy with the Mission Centre, the provincial bursary office, the art studio, the sewing rooms, and the provincial archives, the 16 sisters are undergoing a real transformation in this new location, so different from our convents. A great training for all the upcoming changes of the future region.

Bse Maria Assunta Community

Montreal, QC

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Blessed Maria Assunta community, the provincial infirmary, is located on the fourth floor (Wings A and B) of Carrefour Providence, a long term care facility. Its mission is to ensure the physical, spiritual, and psychological welfare of our sisters. This community's objective is giving a personalized accompaniment to the sick and tired sisters for a certain quality of FMM life. Together with the remaining time in their lives, they wish to live the gift of their lives and connect to the world by offering it Jesus through prayer and kindness. (excerpt of the community project).

Saint François d’Assise Community

Montreal, QC


The Saint François d’Assise Community of Saint Francis of Assisi is located in Parc-Extension, the poorest neighbourhood in Montreal. Our sisters are involved in parish ministry at St. Francis of Assisi (English-speaking) and Saint-Roch (French-speaking) with women, adolescents, young adults, and with children. They offer spiritual accompaniment, retreats, Taizé prayer; pastoral home visits, catechesis for children, activities for teenagers, young adult groups, choir, distribution of bread to the poor, Saint Vincent de Paul counter, etc.

Notre-Dame de Guadaloupe Community

Ottawa, ON


Our small fraternity started its journey together in the beginning of September 2018 after the Provincial House team moved to Montreal. Our mission is to reach out to those who feel a calling to religious life. The sisters are also sent to walk with those fleeing war, university students looking for accompaniment, and children growing in their faith in need of education.  We also visit and distribute communion to the homebound. Some sisters work for the protection of our Common Home (Mother Earth) and with newcomers who are learning English.

Saint Joseph Artisan Community

Toronto, ON

Since 1969, the community in Toronto has been engaged in a long period of assistance to immigrants and refugees; this ministry of assistance is still actively present today. In response to new calls, in 2016, the community made a commitment to serve the Kachin refugees. Our commitments still vary through animation of Portuguese parishes’ prayer groups, commitment with Pax Christi and in the program Becoming Neighbours, a catechism course for Chinese adults, participation in the Franciscan restaurant, Saint Francis Table, visits to the sick and ministry of Communion in a residence for seniors in the area.

Our Lady of the Rockies Community

Calgary, AB


The work with immigrants and refugees is still a priority as they require assistance to fill out documents for the government and they look forward to home visits. Our sisters are also present to the elderly and families in need. Our priority for the poorest and those for whom no one cares leads us to «acknowledging that mission is, first and foremost, a mutual relationship where we evangelize and are transformed and evangelized». (Chapter Document 2014)

Joseph Artisan
Our Lady of the Rockies
Saint-François d’Assise
Bse Maria Assunta
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