Find of the Month – Roberval Monastery’s Annals

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: an excerpt from the Hôtel-Dieu de Roberval monastery’s annals.

Extract from the annals, 1918-1930
© Archives du Monastère des Augustines
Fonds du Monastère des Augustines de Roberval

Every year, the Augustinian sisters recorded the events taking place in their respective monasteries. Recently, the annals of the Hôtel-Dieu de Roberval monastery were scanned. Here is an excerpt in which there is mention of an earthquake that occurred on February 27, 1925.

“Tonight, at 9:15 p.m., there was a general commotion. Those asleep were startled awake by a violent earthquake. Many thought it was the end of the world. Even in Chicoutimi, where it must have been stronger than here, a lady died of fear.

Foundress of the Hôtel-Dieu de Roberval
© Archives du Monastère des Augustines
Fonds du Monastère des Augustines de Roberval

In this photo, we see the founders of the Hôtel-Dieu de Roberval. From left to right: Sister Marie de la Visitation (Anne Tremblay), Tourière sister; Sister Sainte-Julie (Marie-Anne Boily), lay sister; Sister Saint-Pierre (Marie-Eugénie Guay); Mother St. Bernard (Marie-Albine Louise Gosselin), Superior; Mother Saint-Eugène (Marie-Stella Truchon), Assistant, and Sister Saint-Ignace (Diana Simard).

To discover more about the heritage of the Augustinian Sisters, visit the Monastère des Augustines’s museum. Explore other documents on the Archives Center website.