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Quebec City’s Augustinian Monastery continues its legacy of healing with holistic health programs

The “City of Many Steeples” is steeped in Catholic traditions that are evolving. With the decline of church attendance since the 1960s Quiet Revolution, churches are being repurposed as apartments, condos, libraries, concert venues, even a circus school!

Now you can immerse yourself in Québec City’s history with a unique and authentic accommodations. Book a stay at Le Monastére des Augustines, restored and redesigned to continue to serve the body and soul. The holistic health program includes yoga and meditation, dance therapy, and massage.

The Augustinian nuns arrived in 1639 to establish a hospital, Hôtel Dieu. This cloistered community grew their own medicinal plants until 1962 when both the Augustinian healthcare and the Ursuline nuns’ educational programs became the responsibility of the government.

With so few nuns now, the property has been transformed to preserve its heritage and collections and continue its legacy of healing with holistic health programs. You’ll sense the calm and, if you choose that option, silence, in this a haven of wellness and culture.

White walls are lined museum-style with paintings collected by the Augustinians over nearly 400 years. Priceless artifacts are exhibited in the museum.

The hotel has 5 green Key certification for its sustainable practices, which includes a geothermal system. The restaurant’a healthy organic food is grown onsite or sourced from local producers. Waste is composted.

Plans at the monastery begin with the monastic overnight stay in a room formerly for a nun, shared bath, restaurant breakfast in silence, and access to museum and heritage site.

The ultimate regeneration package includes 5-7 night in a larger room with private bath, 3 healthy meals a day, green juices, a holistic health consultation, specialized services and private massage, reflexology, and breathing and posture sessions, access to the movement and wellness activities, and an end-of-stay consultation. For more information, including rates, contact the Augustinian Monastery.

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