“The next few days will be difficult for the congregation and its employees, and our priority is the well-being of the nuns who are going through difficult times,” said Jean M. Gagné in a statement released Friday evening by the company that manages the building. , Corporation de Services Mallet.
Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec, offered prayers and support to those affected.
“We ask the Lord to bless them so that they can go through this difficulty with hope and courage,” Cardinal Lacroix said in a video statement released on Saturday.
Marguerite Blais, the provincial minister of seniors, also issued a press release qualifying the situation as “worrying” while expressing her confidence in what public health officials are doing to limit the spread of the virus within the convent.
Members of three other religious orders live in the same convent, including the Sisters of the Visitation and the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa.