January 28, 2024

Celebrate on February 3, 2024

World Day for Consecrated Life is a special opportunity for people in consecrated life from all over the world to meet up with each other and also to celebrate together with the general public.

The date chosen by our Archdiocese is Saturday 3 February 2024.

It will be an opportunity to discover these generous men and women who continue to commit themselves in our Church and in our society for the good of many.

Everyone is welcome to attend this celebration.

Join us at:
Mary Queen of the World Cathedral
1085 rue de la Cathédrale, Montréal, QC, H3B2V3

Sr. Jacqueline Tchamgbade
514 925-4300

December 21, 2023

Celebrating Christmas
as if for the first time

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

The Christmas season returns to us every year, bringing with it a breath of beauty and hope. Like a star in the night, it reveals the manger to us as an oasis, where we can pause to restore our strength and prepare to continue forward in our life’s journey.

A time for family gatherings, for sharing with others, for reflection and quietude, Christmas is also a time for our souls to be open to the divine Light that gently touches our hearts. Life can be difficult – with loneliness and boredom, anger and violence, fear and illness. Yet even so, there is Jesus.

Christmas offers us a chance to pause, like a truce, during which we can take some time to visit the manger and contemplate Jesus. When we thirst, we pause to drink. When we are thirsting for meaning in our lives, we can visit the manger and rediscover the divine Source of our existence. When we thirst for love, we can visit the manger and rediscover the divine Love that calls to us.

The baby Jesus, laying in a manger under impoverished conditions, is the Son of God made man who comes to us humbly. The shepherds and the Magi come to adore him, the angels unite in song for the first Christmas carol, and peace pours into our hearts.

Families everywhere need opportunities to come to know the Holy Family. They need the light that radiates from Jesus, Mary and Joseph, reassuring them that however difficult things may be, it is worth living and loving, and having faith – not only in the family, but also in one’s own family. Children also need Jesus, who reveals himself to them as a newborn baby and welcomes them with open arms.

Whether it be through the time we spend with our Bible, our openness to forgive one another, our celebrations at Mass, sharing with the poor, partaking in the joys of family and friends, may we all endeavour to celebrate Christmas as if for the first time.


+ Christian Lépine
Archbishop of Montreal

SEPTEMBER 10, 2023

Virtual Exhibition Honours legacy of Congregation of Holy Cross founder

The year 2023 celebrates the 150th anniversary of the passing of Father Basile Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
To mark the occasion, the virtual exhibition
The Legacy of Blessed Basile Moreau in Canada honors his spirituality, his work and his legacy.

Over 200 archival documents, photographs, artifacts and works of art are presented. Preserved by the archives and museums of the Congregation of Holy Cross in Montreal, they illustrate the impact made on Canada by the fathers, brothers and sisters of the Congregation since 1847.

Five themes of this heritage are highlighted, starting with the close relationship between Father Moreau, the Le Mans region, cradle of the community in France, and the Canadian mission over the years.

Learn more about the main vocation of the Holy Cross congregation: education by preaching and by teaching.

Discover the 15 spiritual sons and daughters of Father Moreau who have brought their personal touch to the work of Holy Cross in the fields of visual arts, music, theatre, social commitment, teaching, history and missionary life.

Visit 16 sites that testify to the urban legacy of the Holy Cross community in Montreal.

Finally, explore the mission countries where Canadian religious men and women have worked. You will be able to admire artistic representations of Blessed Basile Moreau created around the world.

Visit the virtual exhibition >>

– Archives Service of the Canadian Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross
– Archives of the Sisters of Holy Cross

Financial support:
– Canadian Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross
– Sisters of Holy Cross