The Sisters Of Charity Of Montreal

The Grey Nuns

Who Are They?

The Grey Nuns are a group of nuns who came together to help make the world a better place. They have all devoted their lives to helping out people who are poor and deprived.

What Do They Do?

The Grey Nuns have done a large amount of different services to benefit those around them. One major service they have done is open up houses for the old, the sick, as well as orphans.

Where Are They Located?

Since they began in 1737, the Grey Nuns have spread to cities all across North and South America. In Canada, they have groups in Montreal, Nicolet, Edmonton, and Winnipeg.

When Were They Formed?

The Grey Nuns were formed in 1737 by Saint Marguerite d'Youville who wanted to show love, respect, and compassion for poor and deprived people.

Why Do They Do This?

According to the Grey Nuns official website, their work is based off of the following values;

"solidarity with the poor, promotion of social justice, protection of the sanctity of life, especially through respect for human rights, and conservation of the environment." They hope to follow in the footsteps of their founder, and help give everyone an equal chance to be their best.