Summer Tempeh Recipe  

Have you ever tried tempeh? Tempeh originally came from Indonesia. It is made from fermenting soybeans using a mushroom, the Rhizopus Oligosporus, which is part of the Zygomycota class of fungi. This process makes it much easier for the body to assimilate the protein (up to 90% more!).

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Sustainable Development | Every Little Action Counts!

Sustainable development is at the heart of Le Monastère des Augustines’ priorities and those of our employees. In April 2018, to celebrate Earth Day, and to continue raising awareness of the importance of adopting a socially responsible lifestyle, members of our team pledged to carry out eco-friendly initiatives for a minimum of one month.

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An Expanding Region: The Foundation of Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis

At the turn of the 1890s, the Augustinian Sisters were deeply rooted in Québec City. In 1873, the Hôtel-Dieu du Sacré-Cœur was added to the two other sites that already existed, the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec and Hôpital général de Québec. A few Augustinian Sisters from the Hôpital général even invested in new regions when they founded the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Vallier de Chicoutimi in 1884 and the hospital in Lévis in 1892. The community was growing. To better understand why the Augustinian Sisters founded new hospitals, let’s examine the history of the one in Lévis.

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Protecting an Archival Heritage: A Question of Trust

The bequest of a heritage, whether material or immaterial, rests on an important emotion, even an attitude or a state of mind: trust. The Augustinian Sisters donated the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery with tens of thousands of objects and documents with the assurance that their intangible intent would be respected and preserved for generations to come.

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Neurotransmitters: Our Body’s Precious Messengers

The brain could be compared to a power plant that emits and receives signals throughout the day and night. The nervous system communicates with different parts of the body to maintain homeostasis as well as keep a good balance between the body and mind. These electric waves coordinate movement, breathing, pain, hunger, satiety, memory, concentration, impulsiveness, anger, joy, sadness, and so on.

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The Hôpital général de Québec’s first museum

In 2018, the Hôpital général de Québec’s Augustinian Sisters are celebrating their community’s 325th anniversary. From the early 20th century, they have made it their mission to protect and make accessible material heritage they have accumulated for so many years. Inaugurated in 1930, the Hôpital général de Québec’s museum was, at the time, the first monastic museum in Québec City.

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