Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada


Writing desk with flaps, X1X century

Desk from the first convent used by sister St Jean de Goto. She was the community's secretary for 18 years doing correspondence and writing reports of proceedings.

Mailing scale

Sheet iron candlestick


Host mould
Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada


Host mould

Wrought iron mould, shaped like a tong to make hosts used when celebrating mass.

Wooden mould for large hosts.


Table from sisters dining room
Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada


Table from sisters dining room, 1868

High back cain bottom chair
Other aluminium plate circa 1880
Pewter porringer with handles
Silver napkin ring (Sister Drainville)
Sisters' table napkin


Julie Savoie (1860-1927). A victim of leprosy in search of freedom



Prayer of a leper
Lord, you came, you asked everything of me and I gave it all to you.
I loved reading and now I am blind.
I loved to run in the woods and now my legs are paralyzed.
I loved to pick flowers in the springtime sun and now I have no hands.
Since I am a woman, I liked looking at the beauty of my hair, the slenderness of my fingers, the grace of my body, and now, I am almost bald and in the place of my beautiful slender fingers, I have but bits of rigid fingers.

Look Lord at how my gracious body is now damaged.
But I do not fight it.
I give you grace.
I will give thanks for all eternity for if I die tonight, I will know that my life was full.
Knowing your Love, I have been satisfied far beyond what my heart desired.
O my Father, how you have been good to your little Véronique.

And tonight my Love, I pray to you for all the lepers in the world.
I pray to you especially for those who are destroyed, mutilated and beaten by moral leprosy.
They are the ones I love most and I offer myself to them in silence because they are my brothers and sisters.
O my Love, I give to you my physical leprosy so that they never know the disgust, the bitterness and the coldness of their moral leprosy.

I am your little girl, O my Father, take me by the hand like a mother guides her baby.
Hold me next to your heart like a father holds his child next to his heart.
Submerge me in the abyss of your heart, and may I remain there for eternity with all the ones I love.