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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

Claire Simard

Retired former General Manager, Musée de la civilisation

Sœur Carmelle Bisson

Director, Centre Catherine-de-Saint-Augustin

Gilles Gingras

CPA,CA, IAS.A, Consultant

Anne-Marie Gaudet

Regional Director, Québec ACÉE-CEAA


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

Holistic Health

Le Monastère des Augustines offers its guests personalized services in total health. Our approach is holistic, which means it addresses health on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. We focus on the development of each person’s inner resources, which we consider integral to their potential.

To ensure high quality and interest in Le Monastère’s programming in total health, we have established an advisory committee made up of professionals from the health and social services and business communities.

François Coté

Psychologist and Speaker

Lucie Douville

Editor, Vivre magazine

Dr. Jean Drouin

Physician, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Laval University; Founder, la Clinique d’andropause de Québec; Author and Speaker

Lucie Lacroix

Retired, Ex-General Manager, Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Québec-Nord

Rémi Tremblay

Speaker, Trainer and President, Maison des Leaders

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?