STOP – A place to stay for a while
LISTEN – Appreciate the beauty of this site
RELAX – Catch your breath
IF ANYONE OPENS THE DOOR FOR ME… I WILL COME IN TO HIM Rev 3,20
The property on which the Villa Saint-Martin is currently situated was purchased in 1951 from the Ogilvie family, owners of a flour milling company in Montreal. The building was constructed
around 1900.The Jesuits bought the property in 1953 to make of it a new center for spiritual renewal. However, the mission of the Villa had begun before this date, in 1910-1913 at Boucherville, and it eventually moved to boulevard Saint-Martin, in Laval. It was finally relocated to Pierrefonds in 1953 by Fr Papin-Archambault, the provincial of the Jesuits at the time. Its ministry originally targeted businessmen and professionals, and the alumni from our various colleges. The objective was to assist them deepen their faith, so that they could manifest it more fully in their daily lives.
Once you have passed through the front door, you will get the sense that your stay will help you reflect, return to equilibrium, enter into your depths, and take some time for a breather.