Church of Saint-Pierre-Apôtre


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1201 de la Visitation Street
Montréal, Québec
H2L 3B5
Tel.: 514 524-3791

Every day, from noon
to 4:00 p.m.

Discovering the Church of Saint-Pierre-Apôtre, a church at the heart of a neighbourhood, in the hearts of the people

Despite the passage of time and numerous historic and social upheavals, the church of Saint-Pierre-Apôtre has remained a gathering place. It is an open space, where unconditional hospitality reigns, and whose reputation transcends the physical boundaries of the parish.

Over the course of your visit, we invite you to discover the first architectural work, and one of the greatest masterpieces, of Victor Bourgeau. You will cross paths with people who marked the history of both the parish and the city, including Mgr. Ignace Bourget, Mgr. Eugène de Mazenod, Pierre Beaudry, Sir George-Étienne Cartier, and the Sulpicians.

This visit includes 20 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 church.

We invite you to discover the church of Saint-Pierre-Apôtre, from yesterday to today, at the heart of a neighbourhood, in the hearts of the people.

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© Conseil du patrimoine religieux du Québec, July 2008.
* Any reproduction or dissemination in print or multimedia format, or on Web sites other than this one, is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

For additional information:
Expropriation dans le « Faubourg à m’lasse », Radio-Canada, 23 septembre 1963
Communauté chrétienne Saint-Pierre-Apôtre

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The building is accessible to people with limited mobility

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People with hearing impairments may enjoy the visit by downloading the full text of the virtual tour of the church of Saint-Pierre-Apôtre.

This project was made possible by the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal, under the Programme de soutien à la diffusion du patrimoine montréalais, and by the program Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations.

Credits and acknowledgement

Research and writing:
Marie-Claude Ravary, Project Manager
Valérie Couet-Lannes, Research Officer

We would like to express our sincere thanks to our generous collaborators:
Yves Côté, responsible for the parish’s social ministry at Saint-Pierre-Apôtre
Father Yoland Ouellet, o.m.i., responsible for the overall ministry at Saint-Pierre-Apôtre
Paul Racine, Art Historian
L’Étude Louis Brillant, Architect
Christopher Jackson, Professor, Concordia University 
Madeleine Forget, MCCCFQ – Direction régionale de Montréal

Audio recording and production: Anne-Marie Dupras
Voices: Jocelyne Denault (narrator), Christopher Jackson, Yves Côté, Father Yoland Ouellet, o.m.i.

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Rivest et associés (multimedia)
Alain Bélanger, Imprimeur (printing)

Linguistic revision: Belle Page

Translation: Joanne Gibbs

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