Chapter: Body and Soul

Bleeding Heart Stained Glass

"Hearts aren't always worn on a sleeve"
Grey Nuns Chapel-Red River settlement stained glass window Bleeding Heart stained glass


This "Bleeding Heart" stained glass window is from the Grey Nuns Chapel that was built in the Red River Settlement (settlement on the Red and Assiniboine rivers from Manitoba, Canada, extending south to North Dakota in the U.S.).

The Grey Nuns were the reason that Louis Riel (M├ętis leader and father of the province of Manitoba) was educated, as he joined one of the Sisters when she went back to Montreal and went to school there. They were also the reason the St. Boniface Hospital was founded.

Thankfully this piece from our past was rescued and restored and not destroyed when the Chapel was demolished.

Read more on the Grey Nuns and the Red River Settlement