About Us | À propos de nous

Our Holy Monastery of Virgin Mary the Consolatory is the first Greek Orthodox monastery in Quebec, under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada. Founded in 1993 by Elder Ephraim, a disciple of Saint Joseph the Hesychast, our monastery holds a rich spiritual heritage in the Orthodox faith and monasticism. Initially established in difficult conditions, two nuns migrated from a historic monastery in Greece to transform an old farm into a place of divine devotion and tranquility.

Located in the breathtaking Laurentians, our monastery covers 235 acres of dense forest. The property, once in ruins, has been meticulously restored through the loving sacrifice and hard work of our growing sisterhood and dedicated volunteers. Today, guided by Abbess Thekla, our community of 27 nuns engages in farm-agricultural work, cheese making, and handcrafting, while warmly welcoming visitors and embracing the teachings of Christ.

Come and witness the transformed beauty of our monastery, experience the serenity it offers, and immerse yourself in our Orthodox traditions. |

Notre Saint Monastère de la Vierge Marie Consolatrice est le premier monastère grec orthodoxe au Québec, sous la juridiction de l'Archevêché grec orthodoxe du Canada. Fondé en 1993 par Geronda Ephraim de l'Arizona, disciple de Saint Joseph l'Hésychaste, notre monastère possède un riche héritage spirituel dans la foi et le monachisme orthodoxe. Établi à l'origine dans des conditions difficiles, deux religieuses ont quitté un monastère historique en Grèce pour transformer une vieille ferme en un lieu de dévotion et de tranquillité.

Situé dans la magnifique région des Laurentides, notre monastère s'étend sur 100 hectares de forêt dense. La propriété, autrefois en ruines, a été méticuleusement restaurée grâce à l'amour, au sacrifice et au travail acharné de notre communauté grandissante et de bénévoles dévoués. Aujourd'hui, guidée par l'abbesse Thekla, notre communauté de 27 moniales se consacre aux travaux agricoles, à la fabrication de fromage et à l'artisanat, tout en accueillant chaleureusement les visiteurs et en respectant les enseignements du Christ.

Venez témoigner et assister à la beauté de notre monastère, à la sérénité et vivez quelques instants de nos traditions orthodoxes.

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We urgently appeal for your support to complete our construction project.

Join us in building your Monastery! Together, we can create a lasting legacy for future generations. | Nous lançons un appel urgent à votre soutien pour réaliser notre projet de construction.

Rejoignez-nous pour construire votre monastère ! Ensemble, nous pouvons créer un héritage durable pour les générations futures.

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"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

John 8:12

“The outward man perishes through fasting and self-control, but the more he does so, the more the inward man is renewed..."

St. Gregory Palamas

“The remembrance of God is an all-powerful weapon, a mighty suit of armour against Satan and the various sins.”

Elder Ephraim of Arizona

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The Monastery

827, chemin de la Carrière,

Brownsburg-Chatham,

Quebec, Canada

450.533.4313

450.533.1170

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Spiritual quotes & Monastery news!|Passages spirituels et nouvelles du monastère!

Saturday of Souls, June 22nd 2024

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Urgent help appeal - water damage & late winter storm

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Saturday of Souls - Triodion 2024

"Give rest, O Christ, among the Saints to the souls of Your servants, where there is no pain, no sorrow, no grieving, but life everlasting." Kontak...

Nativity greeting 2023

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