Have you noticed that for the past few years we have been often adding a prefix before action verbs? New expressions, such as “co-create,” “co-working” or “co-lunching” are now part of our vocabulary.
The archivist’s job can sometimes seem similar to that of a detective. In fact, some archive documents provide researchers with a lot of twists and turns, especially when the information is scattered throughout several documents. Therefore, an investigation is required. To illustrate this phenomenon, here is a simple—but revealing—example of research conducted by archivists Audrey Julien and Annie Labrecque. They traced the journey of a washing machine from letters written by the Augustinians in the 19th century.
There is a lot of talk about meditation and mindfulness! It’s a sign of the times; every good bookstore now has a section dedicated to the subject. Even the word “mindfulness” seems to be the magical ingredient to make any activity even more pleasant. To better understand its potential, our partner Marie Ève Lécine, Guidance Counsellor and Professor of Meditation, explains what meditation is. Marie Ève hosts the Rendez-vous méditation au Monastère and gives training sessions for the general public.
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 huge coffeepot from the mid-20th century.