Different types of craftwork, such as embroidery and knitting, have enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. Quilling is no exception! This craft technique involves creating different shapes and patterns by working with thin strips of paper. Whether rolled, folded or juxtaposed, quilling offers infinite creation possibilities.1
Several visitors to the museum had this question stuck in their minds: Did the Augustinians have nursing degrees or diplomas? Until the beginning of the 20th century, the Augustinians, responsible for taking care of people who were ill, trained among themselves through mimicry-based learning—by copying what their elders showed them. The medical revolution near the end of the 19th century caused hospital requirements to increase, so the Augustinians had to go to school!
Did you know that in the beginning, the sisters of the Hôpital général de Québec monastery were totally dependent on the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec community? The Hôpital général only became a distinct and independent entity in May 1701, eight years after the arrival of the Augustinians. Archivist Audrey Julien retraces the story behind the separation.
“Art is good for you” has been a popular
saying over the past few years. It’s concise, but meaningful: art truly has the
power to humanize, question, soothe, and touch. “Art washes away from the soul
the dust of everyday life,” said Pablo Picasso. So why deprive yourself?
In July 2019, Le Monastère des Augustines launched its first Loto-répits (Respite Lottery) to raise funds for its respite care program benefitting caregivers. 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.
When it’s time to travel, some people decide to explore Quebec and the wonderful scenery of its different regions. You don’t need to travel far for an adventure, whether it’s with your significant other, friends, or entire family. Gaspésie is always a popular destination because of its various tourist attractions, enchanting views, and beautiful nature, which is perfect for outdoor activities.