Experience our new art exhibit-installation!
For the first time, Le Monastère des Augustines opens its doors to a contemporary artist and invites her to explore its collection.
Through this immersive installation, curated by Catherine-Eve Gadoury, artist Geneviève Lebel celebrates the Augustinian Sisters’ legacy of benevolence and compassion. She offers a fresh take on their tangible and intangible heritage. Through diversions and surprising object combinations, she illustrates a reflection on themes that are important to both her and the Augustinian Sisters: the heart, care, life transitions, and protecting one’s legacy.
An artist, teacher, and the coordinator of the visual arts program at the Cégep de Drummondville, Geneviève Lebel was selected after a call for proposals from Québec’s artists. Her interest in promoting heritage objects, highlighted in her previous exhibits, helped her stand out.
The exhibit she presents at Le Monastère des Augustines is the fruit of a reflection on the evocative power of the Sacred Heart, whose representation is ubiquitous in the Augustinian Sisters’ legacy. Through The Room From Within, Geneviève Lebel invites you to dive deep into the intimacy of a meeting within yourself.
For nearly 400 years, the Augustinian Sisters devoted themselves body and soul, laying the foundations of the Quebec health system.
Despite the cloister’s barrier, these pioneers spread their values throughout society: compassion for suffering, respect for others, and the union of science and spirituality for healing. Their story is an example of humanity.
Today, Le Monastère des Augustines carries on this mission in alignment with the work of its founders.
After your visit, enjoy a delicious and healthy meal to go. Based on mindful eating principles, our dishes are expertly created by Le Monastère’s chefs. Enquire about the menu of the day at the front desk.
Le Monastère des Augustines offers a paid parking area located at 77 rue des Remparts. However, the number of spots is limited. A charging station for electric vehicles is available at no extra charge.
There are several public parking lots located near Le Monastère.
Le Monastère can also be accessed via public transportation.