I have a post in my writer's blog today scheduled to go live when this one does. It's part rant, part explanation of the stress I've been under in the last few months, stress which is fortunately now in the past. Go and have a look at it.
Carrying on, there are a number of these dark gravestones in Notre Dame Cemetery, each marked with the insignia of a religious order, with the names of nuns interred together. These are the Sisters of Charity, or Grey Nuns, as they are also called, a legacy of an extraordinary woman named Elizabeth Bruyere, who led a mission of nuns from Montreal to Ottawa in 1845, establishing schools, a hospital, and other services. Her hospital carries on today and is named in her honour. Her name is found among these graves, on the pillar at the heart of the group.
Here is the other section of the cemetery designated for war graves.
It was a pleasant day to be out and about visiting the cemetery. Tomorrow I'll start to show you Beechwood, the other cemetery in this area that I visited. There was a place between the two cemeteries where I also stopped in at, but that I'm leaving for the next theme day, along with some material for another theme day.