AN INVALUABLE GIFT
On February 14, the Augustinian Sisters publically celebrated the transfer of the buildings and grounds of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery to the Fiducie. As part of the project Le Monastère des Augustines, the Fiducie will ensure that the collections and archives of the sisters’ twelve monastery-hospitals are preserved and shared. The monastery's church will also be the new location of the Centre Catherine-de-Saint-Augustin.
Several dignitaries took advantage of the opportunity to discover this historical treasure. The Premier, Pauline Marois, the Minister of Culture and Communications, Maka Kotto, the Minister of Labour and Social Solidarity, Agnès Maltais, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Steven Blainey, and the Mayor of Quebec, Régis Labeaume, all reiterated their support for the project.
On the photo, from left to right : The Honourable Maka Kotto, Minister of Culture and Communications, Mr. Régis Labeaume, Mayor of the city of Quebec, Sister Hélène Marquis, Superior of la Fédération des Augustines, The Honourable Pauline Marois, Premier of Quebec, Sister Lise Tanguay, Superior of the Hôtel-Dieu monastery, Bernard Cliche, chair of the Board at La Fiducie du patrimoine culturel des Augustines and the Honourable Steven Blaney M.P. for Lévis-Bellechasse and Minister of Veterans Affairs / Photo Credit: Louise Leblanc