Centre Catherine-de-Saint-Augustin

To be inspired and strengthened by the example of Catherine de Saint-Augustin, a young missionary woman with a a fervent heart

The Centre Catherine-de-Saint-Augustin is a spiritual place dedicated to promoting and making better known the spiritual heritage of this Augustinian nun who became a co-founder of the Canadian Church. It is located inside the Monastère des Augustines (Augustinian Monastery).

Touring it, the visitor will be guided on the path taken by Blessed Catherine de Saint-Augustin, allowing for the discovery of several aspects of this heroic Hospitaler nun who, quite young, gave all of her life for the wellbeing of all those around her, physically, emotionally as well as spiritually.

The visitor is therefore invited to explore the vicinity of the historical chapel and inside where can be found the reliquary containing all the bones of the blessed.

Managed by the Augustines de la Miséricorde de Jésus, helped by a small number of lay people, the Centre respectfully welcomes visitors from everywhere, with their diverse beliefs and cultures, who wish to be inspired by the life of one the Natives called lakonikonriiostha, meaning “One who makes the inside more beautiful”.


Catherine de Saint-Augustin


Do not forget to take a look at:

  • The organ loft of 1931, with the Casavant organ. Behind can be found many relics.
  • An ancient door can be seen inside the Centre and gives direct access to the Hôtel-Dieu of Québec, the first hospital opened in North America, still operating today.
  • The reliquary-bust of saint Jean de Brébeuf dating back to 1664
  • The museum of the Augustinian monastery which tells the story of the present community.
  • As a whole, the monastery presents an admirable architecture blending both the past and the present, in an environment filled with calm and peace.

Always check the opening hours


Useful facts

  • Gift shop, books and souvenirs
  • Washrooms
  • The restaurant Vivoir can welcome you for a meal or a snack
  • The Monastery offers lodging (65 rooms)
  • Rapid transit nearby
  • Picnic area available to visitors in the interior courtyard and the Summer garden
  • Morning and Evening prayers in the chapel every day, all are welcome


Contact information

Centre Catherine-de-Saint-Augustin
Main entrance:
75, rue des Remparts, Québec (QC), G1R 3R9
Pedestrian entrance:
32, rue Charlevoix, Québec, Québec (QC), G1R 3R9

Opening hours:

From Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 am to12:00 am and from 1:00 pm To 4:30 pm.
(418) 694-8560

Groups and operators


Individual and family visits

You can visit our site, during opening hours. It is advisable that you contact us before your visit, since you will need a guide.

The pilgrimage

The historical church

While visiting the Centre Catherine-de-Saint-Augustin, you can also admire numerous artifacts, well preserved, from the past gathered from the 17th to 20th centuries.

The church itself was built from 1800 to 1803, but includes many older elements such as the statue dedicated to Mary Mother of all Graces, the sanctuary lamp, made in the 17th century, a large crucifix brought from France in 1734, beautiful paintings from the 18th century, and the splendid reliquary containing the relics of Blessed Marie-Catherine designed by Noel Levasseur, as well as the reliquary fashioned like a bust containing part of the skull of Saint Jean de Brébeuf (1664). The interior decoration and the exterior façade are the works of the architect and sculptor Thomas Baillargé (1791-1859).