Self-fulfilment

In a personal desire to improve and mature, we sometimes tend to want to correct what we consider faults. Many cultural and social factors prompt us to eliminate our weaknesses so that we become what is called “the best version of ourselves.” However, focusing on areas for improvement, we miss an essential key to growth.

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New Architecture and Fine Arts Themed Tours

As of June 22, 2019, Le Monastère would like to invite you to experience two new guided tours, one on architecture and another on fine arts. These tours will help you discover the enchanting Le Monastère in a whole new light, and immerse yourself in its history and culture, which is very much alive.

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The Children of the “Tour”

As part of a traineeship project for her Bachelor’s Degree in Historical Science and Heritage studies at Université Laval, Farah Verret had the opportunity to work with the “Fonds Enfants abandonnés” at the archives centre of Le Monastère des Augustines. The Fund includes records, notes, correspondence and extracts from parish registers. With a goal to “understand and share the Fund,” Verret scanned 600 notes and literally transcribed 515 of these documents in anticipation of their possible release online. She wrote this article about “The Children of the Tour” as part of her internship experience at the archives centre.

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A Spring Retreat at Le Monastère

Springtime is often synonymous with renewal and is a pivotal time for some. It is an opportunity to start over, inspired by the awakening nature and warm weather. Spending more time enjoying the fresh air, taking care of your health and adopting healthy habits are resolutions that this beautiful season helps us make. This spring, why not spend time for your well-being in a setting conducive to relaxation and being with your inner self? Did you know that Le Monastère is the ideal destination for wellness?

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The legacy of silence

At Le Monastère des Augustines, we have the privilege and responsibility to preserve and enhance the material, immaterial, social and spiritual heritage of the Augustinian Sisters. Since silence has settled in Le Monastère in thin layers for more than 375 years, we recognize it as a paradoxically immaterial legacy, but one that is tangible. We are constantly seeking ways to translate this legacy and modernize it in our modes of hospitality, our modalities of animation and our programming.

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Find of the Month – Travel Diary

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: a book written by Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix, Histoire de la Nouvelle-France: Journal d’un voyage fait par ordre du roi dans l’Amérique Septentrionale, tome III, 1744. On November 14, 1823, the Hôpital géneral de Québec received this book as a gift from Mademoiselle de Saint-Ours, a resident and benefactress of the institution.

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