The Redemptorists are leaving their Ste.-Anne-de-Beaupre monastery, where they have been living since the 19th century.
The new Quebec law on state neutrality on religion is under fire, as many deem it "discriminatory" against some Muslim women.
The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance's new Trappist abbey, known for its cutting-edge ecological architecture, has become pivotal in the monks' sweeping spiritual renewal.
A $367,000 (US$274,000) lawsuit filed in Quebec Superior Court charged the Pius X Secular Institute and its officials of ignoring abuse that occurred on the institute grounds in Quebec City in the 1970s and 1980s.
Andre Lachance, 48, filed the suit claiming he was sexually abused by his uncle, Jean-Paul Lachance, a lay missionary and member of the institute. Andre Lachance, then a boy, claimed the abuse occurred when he was visiting his uncle, who committed suicide in 2014, after having been accused by two different plaintiffs of indecent exposure.