A lottery as a source of financing

In July 2019, Le Monastère des Augustines launched its first Loto-répits (Respite Lottery) to raise funds for its respite care program benefitting caregivers. The prize for this first edition? 15 nights in an authentic room at Le Monastère—a $3,175 value! Profits will help provide caregivers with stays and renewal activities tailored to their needs. Turning to a lottery as a funding activity may seem surprising, but it’s a relatively old practice. The Augustinian Sisters have used it in the past, notably in 1871 to support the foundation of the Hôtel-Dieu du Sacré-Coeur in Québec. A more recent example is linked to Maison Catherine de Longpré, a private hospice co-founded by the Saint-Georges Augustinian Sisters. Here’s a look at the history of the organization, and how lotteries pertain to its foundation and running.

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Optimizing Preservation Conditions

In 2018-2019, the Archives Centre and the Museum Storage Facility at Le Monastère des Augustines received financial assistance from the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Museum Assistance Program (MAP) to optimize storage conditions for collections and archives. Many storage structures were installed, which freed up space while improving the quality of the storage conditions.

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Lobster and Asparagus Charlotte

During the month of June, asparagus and lobster season are in full swing in Québec. To make the most of these two delicious, seasonal and local ingredients, why not enjoy a tasty blend of the two? Jean-Mathieu Leclerc, Chef at Le Monastère’s Restaurant, has provided this delicious lobster and asparagus charlotte recipe. It’s a fresh recipe showcasing Québec products!

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5 Parks for Meditating in Old Quebec

Plaines d'Abraham

Have you ever meditated outdoors? Doing it surrounded by nature while the wind gently rocks you is nothing short of a magical experience. What could be more enchanting than relaxing in one of the many parks of Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Le Monastère des Augustines has five parks to suggest for your next meditation session in Old Quebec this summer!

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