Saturday, April 20, 2013


5th Floor
Eaton Center
705 Ste-Catherine St., West
Montréal, QC 

If you intend to visit Montreal this summer, the Grévin Museum is worth a visit. It depicts the history of New France (Québec) via persons, who helped forge Canada. Among these historical figures, you'll see:

1) KATERI TEKAKWITHA, whom Pope Benedict XVI canonized in Ocober 2012. She died in 1680 at the Kahnawake Reserve on the south shore of Montreal near Châteauguay, QC.

2) St. MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS died in 1700. She founded the Roman Catholic religious order of the Contregation of Notre-Came in Montreal, QC.

3) St. MARGUERITE d'YOUVILLE, d. 1771 and was the first Canadian-born person to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. She founded the Sisters of Charity of Montreal, commonly known as the Grey Nuns.

4) Sr. MARIE de L'INCARNATION died in 1672. She founded the Ursuline Monastery in Québec City, QC.

5) St. BROTHER ANDRÉ died in 1937. A healer, he founded St. Joseph Oratory in Montréal, QC.

6) PADRE PIO, although not a Canadian but an Italian, is also featured at the museum. He was a mystic and healer who was born in 1887 and died in 1968.

To discover more about the founding of NEW FRANCE
and to get to the GRÉVIN museum, 
take the underground METRO,
get off at the
McGILL station.

1 comment:

  1. What is the connection between Padre Pio and Quebec? I googled,and I can't seem to find a reason for him to appear in such a museum?