Visiting fascinating places overflowing with history

For almost 400 years, the Ursulines of the Canadian Union have lived and worked in Quebec. You are invited to discover a few places bearing witness to their history.

Virtual 3D Tour Monastery of the Ursulines of Quebec City

The Monastery of the Ursulines of Quebec is one of the greatest treasures of convent architecture in North America. Inaccessible, since it is the private house of the nuns, it harbours marvels of art and history, enlightened by centuries of legends and anecdotes, which beg to be preserved and discovered.

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Monastery Chapel, Quebec

The decor of the Ursuline chapel of Quebec is acknowledged as being one of the most beautiful wood sculpture ensembles in the Province of Quebec. This work of art was created by Pierre-Noel Levasseur between 1690 and 1736 and gilded by the Ursulines between 1736 and 1739. It was reintegrated into the new chapel built in 1901.

The paintings were acquired around 1820, after the French Revolution. They are part of the Desjardins collection.


From April 30th to the end of October : 
10 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, except Mondays and Sunday AM.

Free admission.

Mary of the Incarnation Center

Mary of the Incarnation Center first opened its doors on May 10th, 2011. The center interprets and conveys the heritage of Saint Mary of the Incarnation. Get to know more of the life and spiritual experience of this exceptional woman through her writings.


Contact Information
6 rue du Parloir, Quebec
418 692-2523
Contact person : Sr. Lise Munro, OSU


May to October, 10:30 AM. to 4:30 PM
and upon request at other times.



Mary of the Incarnation Oratory

The remains of Saint Mary of the Incarnation lie in a special oratory within the Ursuline chapel. You are invited to visit this special place of recollection.

Adjoining the Ursuline chapel, 18 rue Donnacona, the tomb of Mary of the Incarnation is an oasis of prayer for the people of Quebec, for groups of pilgrims and tourists from all countries. 

Contact Information
418 692-2523
18 rue Donnacona, Quebec, G1R 3Y7


May to October: 10:30 AM. to 4:30 PM
November to April, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:30 PM. to 4:30 PM

and upon request at other times.

Ursuline Museum of Quebec

The Ursuline Museum of Quebec is a museum of art and history, having as mandate to preserve and promote the patrimony of a teaching religious community which has been active since 1639.


The Ursulines opened the first school for girls in North America. Along with the Augustinian Sisters, they represent the first two communities of religious women in Quebec and boast of museum collections which largely surpass the history of religious orders in Quebec and in Canada.

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Ursuline Museum of Trois-Rivières

The dome of the Ursuline Monastery is certain to catch your eye, as you travel through Trois-Rivières. Towering proudly over Old Trois-Rivières, it is a reminder of the Ursulines’ three-hundred-year presence and invites you to come and discover a building that has served as a cloister, a school and a hospital.

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