Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (Montreal)
Discovering Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, a place of worship, art, and history
For over 350 years, the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours chapel, a jewel of history and heritage, holds a special place in the memory and the heart of many generations of visitors and pilgrims. Cross it's threshold is immediately sense its atmosphere of peace and wellness, and feeling a palpable link to Montreal of another age.
During the next hour, we'll invite you to visit Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours chapel. It will be our pleasure to make you discover this historic chapel whose renown is closely tied to the charism of Marguerite Bourgeoys. You'll discover a place with many attractions. In addition to the richness of its decor, you will be enchanted by its furnishings, its paintings, its ex-votos in the form of model boats recalling its function as a place of pilgrimage, the “miraculous” statue and, of course, the museum.
This visit includes 19 audio stops.
- 1 - Introduction
- 2 - The neighbourhood
- 3 - History
- 4 - Marguerite Bourgeoys and the Congrégation de Notre-Dame
- 5 - Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve
- 6 - The surrounding buildings
- 7 - Visit of the exterior
- 8 - The Narthex
- 9 - The Nave
- 10 - The chapel’s artists
- 11 - The Irish, Bishop Bourget and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
- 12 - The Sailors’ Church
- 13 - The Pietà
- 14 - The sanctuary
- 15 - The miraculous statue
- 16 - Tombs of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys and Jeanne Le Ber
- 17 - The organ
- 18 - Musical excerpt
- 19 - Closing remarks
For opening hours, please visit : www.marguerite-bourgeoys.com
© Québec Religious Heritage Council, October 2009.
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This project was made possible by the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréalas part of the Programme de soutien à la diffusion du patrimoine montréalais.