La Maison de Prière Notre-Dame, Longueuil

Located only a short distance from downtown Montreal, La Maison de Prière Notre-Dame is an oasis of contemplation in the city. Run by the Sisters of Notre-Dame (founded by St. Marguerite Bourgeoys), the Maison is a place of silence and prayer.

The Maison offers simple yet comfortable accommodations, nourishing meals and inviting grounds for walking and reflecting.

La Maison de la Prière merits its chosen moniker: “un Monastère sur la rue.” - a monastery on the street.


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  • Maison de Prière Notre-Dame

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    The Maison de Prière Notre-Dame is a veritable monastery on the street, promoting spiritual development throught silence and prayer.

  • Accommodations

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    The spartan but comfortable rooms invite us to simplicity and help us to focus on the Word of God.

  • The Grounds

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    You are welcome to walk about the grounds. A large park bordering the St. Lawrence River is also within walking distance.

  • The Dining Room

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    Meals are taken in silence together in the main refectory. Although a bit awkward for the first-timer, one soon begins to enjoy the "camaraderie of silence" this affords.

Upcoming Weekends at la Maison de Prière Notre-Dame

February 23-25, 2018
March 23-25, 2018
Cost: CDN$140. Registration closes two weeks before retreat start date.
For retreats at the Cistercian Abbey, some rooms are available at CDN$110. Ask the registrar.

Five-day summer retreat
August 7 - 11, 2017 at the Cistercian Abbey, Rougemont. Cost is $295. Contact the registrar for details.


Join our mailing list to receive schedule of retreats annually.

Contact us by email or call (514) 626-9462.