Our Rich History
In 1737, St. Marie Marguerite d’Youville founded the Sisters of Charity of Montreal, known as the Grey Nuns. She touched the lives of thousands during her lifetime and has affected countless more since her death in 1771. Her mission lives on today in those who, like her, show the compassionate love of God in ministry to the poor in body, mind and spirit. She was given the title of “Mother of Universal Charity” at her beatification in 1959 and pronounced “Saint” on December 9, 1990.
Youville House in Cambridge was established in 1998. The 95-unit, eight-story residence, formerly a school of practical nursing, shares the campus with Spaulding Hospital and is located between Harvard and Inman Squares.