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Who are we?

Le Monastère des Augustines is a haven of heritage, culture and wellness. It is located in the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery, from which emerged the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Le Monastère is a non-profit organization with charitable status.

Our mission

Institutional statement

Through its cultural and social vocation, Le Monastère des Augustines witnesses to the way of life, as well as the social and spiritual works of the Augustinian Sisters in this country. Inspired by the fervour and compassion that motivated the sisters, it continues to function as a place of welcome, hospitality, memory, rest and renewal.

Our commitment

Find renewal in the heart of history

We are committed to offering our visitors of all cultures and spiritual horizons a unique experience of journeying toward wellness and of contact with the heritage and memory of the Augustinian Sisters.

of Directors

Our Board is comprised of experienced professionals from a number of fields who have chosen to support the mission of Le Monastère des Augustines on a volunteer basis.

Evan Price

Chair of the Board
Co-owner, Auberge Saint-Antoine

Renée Gosselin

General Manager, Hôtel Manoir Victoria

Garry Lavoie

Cooperative Governance Consultant

Danielle Poiré

Chief of Staff - Office of the President Laval University

Sœur Carmelle Bisson

Director, Centre Catherine-de-Saint-Augustin

Julie Lemieux

CEO of Opération Enfant Soleil

Anne-Marie Gaudet

Vice President, Public affairs and Social responsibility


Our management team ensures that all activities run smoothly and respect the institution’s mission and values. The team also oversees relationships with partners, clients and staff of Le Monastère des Augustines.

“We are committed to making Le Monastère des Augustines one of Quebec City’s leading destinations: a place that, each year, will attract thousands of visitors seeking rest and wellness. This is a wholly attainable goal, given the exceptional heritage value of the site and the quality of what we offer in total health and culture.”

– Isabelle Duchesneau, Executive Director of Le Monastère des Augustines


Johanne Therrien, Director

Executive Direction

Isabelle Duchesneau

Finance and Accounting

Julie Germain, Director

Public Programs and Conservation

Josée Laurence, Director


Caroline Maheu, Director

Our brand image

Our brand image features a key symbol: the olive branch, once used by the Augustinian Sisters as a medicinal plant. The particular olive branch represented in our logo comes from the garden of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery and the herbarium, where it is preserved as one of the artefacts in the Augustinian Sisters’ collections.

The phrase “An adventure within” captures two ways of understanding Le Monastère des Augustines, which is both an adventure in itself and an invitation to visitors to live their own inner journey. And isn’t it also true that the history of the Augustinian Sisters is a great adventure in itself?