Find of the Month – History of New France

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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Chicoutimi: A Constant Presence, But Renewed

Spring is often an opportunity for renewal, change and resolution. The Chicoutimi Augustinian Sisters were no exception to this rule. Industrial society after the 1960s brought its share of questions, challenges and transformations, particularly with regard to religious institutions and the modernization of health care. The Augustinian Sisters of Chicoutimi have been able to adapt, especially by forging ahead and continuing their work outside the community.

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5 Easily Replaceable Traditional Ingredients

Steeped in the values of holistic health, Le Restaurant du Le Monastère des Augustines offers a varied menu that changes with the seasons. In order to offer the best to visitors, some foods have been very carefully replaced or substituted with ingredients known for their nutritional value. Our talented chefs consider the importance of a healthy and complete diet when creating the menus. Here are five ingredients that we have chosen to replace with a food from our “substitute pantry.”

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Exploring Yoga for Children

You will not see rows of children on their yoga mats calmly following the hero, tree or triangle poses in a children’s yoga class! Not only is this unrealistic but it is also not the goal. Yoga (especially family and children’s yoga) should not be used to make perfect pictures to be shared on social networks.

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Food and Self-Love

Our diet is determined largely by our state of being. Our self-perception, past and present, can induce eating behaviours that affect our physiological balance while stripping down our confidence and inner harmony. The body can then become destabilized. However, it is possible to find a way to take care of our health and to learn to love ourselves. For that, I give you this small reflection and some tools to help you nourish a healthy relationship with your diet.

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A Mother-Daughter Wellness Retreat at Le Monastère des Augustines

With Mother’s Day approaching, are you looking for a great way to spend quality mother-daughter time? Here is a suggestion that is both original and memorable: a mother-daughter retreat in an enchanting location at the heart of Old Quebec. A true adventure awaits at Le Monastère des Augustines, a nearly four-centuries-old haven of peace whose Zen ambiance and incredible beauty are sure to charm you.

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