Québec in Capitale-Nationale (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
Le premier monastère d’Ursulines
Le 1er août 1639, Marie de l’Incarnation, Ursuline de Tours en France, et ses deux compagnes fondent à cet emplacement le premier monastère d’Ursulines en Nouvelle-France. Dans une maison concédée par la compagnie des Cent-Associés, elles accueilleront jusqu’à dix-huit enfants pensionnaires.
Après le départ des Ursulines pour la haute-ville en 1742, les Augustines, arrivées en même temps que les Ursulines, occupent à leur tour cette maison.
August 1, 1639, Mary of the Incarnation, Ursuline of Tours in France, and her two companions founded in this location the first monastery of the Ursulines in New France. In a house granted by the Company of One Hundred Associates, they provided a home to 18 young boarders.
After the departure of the Ursulines in the Upper Town in 1742, the Augustinians, arrived at the same time as the Ursulines, and in turn occupied this house.
Location. 46° 48.793′ N, 71° 12.155′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is at the intersection of Ruelle de la Place and Rue des Pains Bénits on Ruelle de la Place. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Les filles du roy (a few steps from this marker); Pierre Dugua de Mons (within shouting distance of this marker); Notre-Dame-des-Victoires (within shouting distance of this marker); Site historique et archéologique de l’Habitation-Samuel-De Champlain (within shouting distance of this marker); La Batterie Royale (within shouting distance of this marker); Convent of the Nuns of the Congregation (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Aubert de la Chesnaye (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Urselines de Quebec (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
Also see . . . Ursulines - Quebec History Encylopedia. In the early part of the seventeenth century an urgent appeal came from Canada for religious women to undertake the arduous task of training its Indian girls to Christian habits of life. Madame de la Peltrie, an opulent French widow, offered herself and all that she had to found a mission in Canada. In May, 1639, she sailed from Dieppe in company with three Ursulines and three hospital nuns. (Submitted on March 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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