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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grey Nuns’ Convent (St. Francois Xavier, RM of St. Francois Xavier)

In 1850, the Grey Nuns arrived at St. Francois Xavier, then known as White Horse Plains, where they ministered to the spiritual and educational needs of resident Métis community. When the St. Francois Xavier parish was established, it was the most westerly church parish in the Red River Settlement. A convent building was constructed in 1916 to replace an structure from around 1892 destroyed by fire in 1915. The convent was owned and occupied by the Grey Nuns until 1968. It has been in private ownership ever since, including a stint as a restaurant. It is a municipally-designated heritage site (1994).

Grey Nuns' Convent

Grey Nuns’ Convent (March 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Grey Nuns' Convent

Grey Nuns’ Convent (July 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91277, W97.53989
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grey Nuns Monument (Tache Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum (Tache Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Les Soeurs Grises-Grey Nuns Plaque (Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Marguerite D’Youville Plaque (Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Soeurs Grises Monument (Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba


Grey Nuns’ Convent, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 January 2022

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