Between earth, sky and water
Since its founding, Héritage Saint-Bernard has evolved with important social values, working among other things to enhance collective goods , that is, the natural environments it manages. In addition to natural resources, human resources are at the heart of the invaluable wealth of our organization. Although it is managed like a business, offering products and services, Héritage Saint-Bernard pursues its mission with the goal of collective wealth and social profitability . It is in fact the very foundation of a social economy enterprise.
In 2011, the City of Châteauguay purchased the Gray Nuns “mound” comprising nearly ten buildings, including the Manoir D'Youville, a 115-room hotel, an imposing stone manor, a barn. , an old mill and even a cemetery. Héritage Saint-Bernard was mandated to ensure the property management (maintenance) of the buildings and buildings located on the mound of Île Saint-Bernard.
In 2003, Sister Suzanne Olivier, of the Congregation of Gray Nuns of Montreal, wrote a fascinating text recounting the rich past of Île Saint-Bernard.
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(Archives des Sœurs Grises de Montréal, Olivier, Sœur Suzanne. Historique de Châteauguay, mai 2003, 138 pages.)
The Gray Nuns of Montreal were also kind enough to share another very interesting historical document, that of the story of Sister McMullen's trip to Châteauguay, written in 1838 during the rebellion!
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Have a pleasant reading!