Sainte-Marguerite-d’Youville sanctuary

201 Sainte-Anne Street, Varennes, QC J3X 1R6

Opening hour

June 4 to September 3, 2023
Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Also open June 24 and July 1, 2023

September 6 to October 15, 2023
Saturday, 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Reservations required for groups all year round
Reservations: 450 652-2441, ext. 236

At the Sanctuary, you’ll find a wealth of art objects linked to the life of the famous Marguerite d’Youville, foundress of the Grey Nuns and the first Canadian-born saint.

It is also here that you will find numerous art objects in her memory – including a miraculous painting! The church is also filled with very ancient objects, including a bell dating back to… 1630.

Come and admire this place of worship filled with treasures that have stood the test of time.

Upcoming events

Temporary exhibition on the history of the 6 communities of the Sisters of Charity: Marguerite and her influence
From June 4, 2023450-652-6976 or
Religious heritage days
September 8 and 10, 2023 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours of the basilica September 9 - 1:30 p.m. - Basilique Sainte-Anne - Lecture on Guido Nicheri, the artist who decorated the basilica between 1926-1929, given by Mélanie Grondin
Journées de la Culture
Friday, September 29 - 1:30 p.m. - Sanctuaire Sainte-Marguerite-d'Youville Lecture by Sr Nicole Fournier, sgm on "Marguerite d'Youville fully integrated into her community".September 30 and October 1 - Guided tours available at the Sanctuary
Sainte-Marguerite-d’Youville sanctuary, Varennes
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