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Discovering Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel: A place of worship, art and history
For more than 350 years, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, a jewel of history and heritage, has found a special place in the hearts and memories of generations of visitors and pilgrims. To cross its threshold is to immediately sense its atmosphere of peace and wellness, and feel a palpable link to the Montréal of years past.
In the coming hour, we invite you to visit Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. It will be our pleasure to help you to discover this historic chapel whose influence is closely tied to the charism of Marguerite Bourgeoys. You will find a place containing many attractions. In addition to the richness of its décor, you will be enchanted by the furnishings, paintings, votive offerings in the form of boats recalling its function as a place of pilgrimage, the “miraculous” statue and, of course, the museum.
This visit includes 19 audio stops. Please click on the button in the right hand corner at the top of this page to download the file containing the podcast. You can then transfer the file to your portable MP3 player.
We also invite you to download and print the accompanying flyer. It contains directions to the site, the list of audio stop, and diagrams of the parish property and interior of the chapel.
We invite you to discover Notre-Dame-de-Bon Secours Chapel, a place of worship, art and history!
© Conseil du patrimoine religieux du Québec, October 2009.
* Any reproduction or dissemination in print or multimedia format, or on Web sites other than this one, is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.
The building is accessible to people with limited mobility
People with hearing impairments may enjoy the visit by downloading the full text of the virtual tour of the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel.
This project was made possible by the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal as part of the Programme de soutien à la diffusion du patrimoine montréalais
Credits and acknowledgement
Research and writing:
Marie-Claude Ravary, Project Manager, Conseil du patrimoine religieux du Québec
Karine Saint-Louis, Project Coordinator – Educational services, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum
We would like to express our sincere thanks to our generous collaborators:
Sister Danielle Dubois, Director General, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum
Sister Patricia Simpson, Historian, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum
Laurier Lacroix, Art Historian
Paul Racine, Art Historian
Valérie Couet-Lannes, Research Officer, Conseil du patrimoine religieux du Québec
Audio recording and production: Anne-Marie Dupras
Voices: Jocelyne Denault (narrator), Sister Patricia Simpson, Benoît Marineau
Siamois graphisme (publication)
Rivest et associés (multimedia)
Linguistic revision: Belle Page
Translation: Eileen McGurk