All posts tagged: Couvent Jesus Marie

Couvent Jésus Marie Library

Couvent Jésus-Marie is believed to be the largest and most architecturally ambitious convent school erected in the Franco-Catholic colonies; few of these schools in Western Canada, if any, approach its scale and character. Excerpt taken from: Ecclesiastical Buildings in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan The most renowned area […]

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Gravelbourg Elementary School Main Entrance

The former Couvent Jésus Marie was designed by a prominent French Canadian architect, J.E. Fortin. The school’s exterior and interior illustrate Classical Revival influences exemplified in its symmetry and immense proportions. However, the front entrance’s architectural details are influenced by the dramatic style of the […]

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Old Fashioned School Room

This old fashioned school room is set up in one of the old classrooms in the Gravelbourg Elementary School, formerly known as Le Couvent Jésus-Marie. The types of desks set up in the classroom are Fashion School Desks; they were first manufactured in 1881. The […]

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Winter Wonderland

The first morning during the holidays, in Gravelbourg, I awoke to this. It was a perfect way to start the Christmas season. The fog responsible for the beautiful hoar frost was so thick that morning, the entire town vanished for a short time. 5 x […]

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Gravelbourg Library

This magnificent library was once the chapel in the Convent of Jesus and Mary in Gravelbourg, SK. The sisters dedicated 55 years to teaching young girls and boys. In 1970, they decided to sell the Convent to the Gravelbourg School Board. The former Convent is […]

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