Monday, June 26, 2017

Quebec Trip #18: Quebec's Ursuline Nuns, Crypt and Smallest House

Ursuline Monastery of Quebec City
In today's blog, we'll explore an order of nuns that helped form the city. Although the
Ursuline nuns have been in Quebec for four centuries, they are departing in 2018.  Here's a look at their chapel, a creepy crypt inside and their tiny house.

The Ursuline Monastery of Quebec City and convent was founded by a missionary group of Ursuline nuns in 1639 under the leadership of Mother Marie of the Incarnation, O.S.U. She's also buried in the Monastery.

Crypt of Mother Marie of the Incarnation
It is the oldest institution of learning for women in North America. We learned that they started the first school for girls in North America for both native Americans and French girls. They made a huge mark in educating girls and women.
What Tom thought about the crypt...

The Ursuline Tiny House
THE TINIEST HOUSE - In part of the monastery there's a very tiny house that was built between the church and another building. It looked like it was just 15 feet wide!  

Statue outside the monastery

NEXT: Porte de Champlain, the Balloon Street and Funny Photos


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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I'm a simple guy who enjoys the simple things in life, especially our dogs. I volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy exercising, blogging, politics, helping friends and neighbors, participating in ghost investigations, coffee, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country music,writing books on ghosts and spirits, cooking simply and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.