Le Monastère wants to pamper moms during Mother’s Day weekend, from May 10 to 12. Here are the surprises we have in store!
At the beginning of spring, Isabelle Duchesneau, Executive Director of Le Monastère des Augustines, offers a reflexion on the theme of renewal!
Every month, an object from the heritage bequest by the Augustinian community is selected by the museum storage facility and archives center teams. Featured this month: Indigenous boxes.
Spring is often an opportunity for renewal, change and resolution. The Chicoutimi Augustinian Sisters were no exception to this rule. Industrial society after the 1960s brought its share of questions, challenges and transformations, particularly with regard to religious institutions and the modernization of health care. The Augustinian Sisters of Chicoutimi have been able to adapt, especially by forging ahead and continuing their work outside the community.
Steeped in the values of holistic health, Le Restaurant du Le Monastère des Augustines offers a varied menu that changes with the seasons. In order to offer the best to visitors, some foods have been very carefully replaced or substituted with ingredients known for their nutritional value. Our talented chefs consider the importance of a healthy and complete diet when creating the menus. Here are five ingredients that we have chosen to replace with a food from our “substitute pantry.”
You will not see rows of children on their yoga mats calmly following the hero, tree or triangle poses in a children’s yoga class! Not only is this unrealistic but it is also not the goal. Yoga (especially family and children’s yoga) should not be used to make perfect pictures to be shared on social networks.
As part of the Manif d’art 9 – La biennale de Québec, the Monastère des Augustines has the privilege of exhibiting an original work by Marianne Nicolson, a British Columbia artist from the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation. Called Walasida Paxala: The Great Healer, the work is a great example of the process of updating the indigenous cultures’ visual and symbolic languages.
Our diet is determined largely by our state of being. Our self-perception, past and present, can induce eating behaviours that affect our physiological balance while stripping down our confidence and inner harmony. The body can then become destabilized. However, it is possible to find a way to take care of our health and to learn to love ourselves. For that, I give you this small reflection and some tools to help you nourish a healthy relationship with your diet.
With Mother’s Day approaching, are you looking for a great way to spend quality mother-daughter time? Here is a suggestion that is both original and memorable: a mother-daughter retreat in an enchanting location at the heart of Old Quebec. A true adventure awaits at Le Monastère des Augustines, a nearly four-centuries-old haven of peace whose Zen ambiance and incredible beauty are sure to charm you.
It goes without saying that “conscious eating”, also called “mindful eating”, is an increasingly popular term in the world of food. Nutritionists and dieticians use the word, which generally refers to having greater individual responsibility for your overall health. It is not just about eating well, but about establishing a healthy relationship with the food we consume. This philosophy has become so well-received that it is sometimes touted as the “new solution” to weight loss. While weight loss may be a direct consequence, the principle of conscious eating cannot be reduced to this single benefit. We invite you to explore the broader meaning of conscious eating by providing you some ways to gradually integrate it into your life.