On July 24, we had the honor of receiving a piece by Mr. Charles Courtois from Mashteuiatsh. This wooden sculpture represents Marie-Catherine de Saint-Augustin with a young girl from the First Nations of Canada.
This sculpture was specially commissioned by the Augustinian nuns of the Monastery of Roberval. It was delivered to them on February 23, 1991 and then blessed on May 7, 1991 by Father Gabriel Nyembwe.
Until the final closure of the Roberval monastery on June 2022, this sculpture was exhibited in the chapel of the Hôtel-Dieu de Roberval.
The Centre Catherine’s team was particularly pleased to welcome it to our permanent collection this summer. Its arrival coincided with the coming of Pope Francis on a penitential pilgrimage to our country, as part of a forgiveness process towards the First Nations of Canada.
The sculpture is currently on display in the front choir of the Center Catherine and many visitors are now discovering it when they come to visit. Will you be able to notice it on your next tour?
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