9 Bruyre Street
Walk through this decorative doorway and you will find the present home of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa. They are a group of consecrated women from various cultures and ages who "radiate the compassion of God", live in devotion to help the abandoned, the poor and the sick. The mission began when a group of Grey Nuns arrived in Bytown (now Ottawa) and under the lead of its' foundress Elisabeth Bruyre (b. 1818-1876) , took to assisting those afflicted on the streets of ill-repute. Apparently there were many such streets!! Now 155 years later, they have missions in 11 countries including Brazil, Zambia and Japan.