Museums in Angers: Welcome to the Good Shepherd Museum website!

In the building where the Sisters settled on their arrival in Angers in 1829, you are going to discover some 250 years of religious and social history. Today the Congregation is present in 70 countries and is committed to valuing its heritage, starting with its founders, Saint John Eudes (1601-1680) and Saint Mary Euphrasia Pelletier (1796-1868).

The museum occupies three stories in the building of the ancient Tournemine printing factory which existed in the 18th Century, where the Sisters settled in 1829.

With the help of iconographic and audiovisual documents the Museum has three objectives:

  • to make known the history and the mission of the Sisters with women and children
  • to communicate the reality of their current active and contemplative involvement in Angers and internationally (including being recognized as an NGO)
  • to increase public awareness on current social issues