Ursuline nuns prepare for a fond adieu
QUEBEC CITY – Thirty-one years after Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec City in 1608, three Ursuline sisters arrived in New France packing little more than their simple possessions and their faith. Today the sisters who inherited that founding legacy are set to leave their grand motherhouse in much the same way.
Time has finally caught up with North America’s oldest order of nuns and, too few and too old to maintain their convent, they will soon be gone from the home in the heart of the historic walled city they have occupied with dignity for 340 years.
“It’s sad, but we have