17 $

  • Language : english
  • ISBN : 2-7621-2224-4
  • 151 pages
  • Fides edition, 2001
  • Written by: Patricia Simpson et Louise Pothier


Since its founding by Marguerite Bourgeoys, in the seventeenth century, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel has always held a special place in the hearts on Montrealers.  Destroyed by fire, rebuilt, threatened repeatedly with demolition, the chapel continues to occupy its original site despite the transformation of the city throughout its history. This book describes the many vocations of the chapel across the centuries: place of pilgrimage, refuge of newcomers, sailors’ chapel, haven of peace in a constantly changing world.  This rich past is seen here in the light of the recent archaeological explorations.  Beyond the architectural evolution of the chapel, the historian Patricia Simpson and the archaeologist Louise Pothier bring to life the continuing story of a neighbourhood and its inhabitants  

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Weight 0.89 lbs
Dimensions 20.3 × 20.3 × 0.8 cm