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History of Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 31, 2014
1. History of Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal Marker
Inscription. French:
1657: Arrivée des sulpiciens à Ville-Marie. M. Gabriel de Queylus,P.S.S., Supérieur. M. Gabriel Souart, P.S.S., Curé-missionnaire.

1672-1683: Construction de la première église Notre-Dame dans l’axe de la rue Notre-Dame. M. François Dollier de Casson, P.S.S., Supérieur du séminaire.

30 octobre 1687: Mgr. de Laval, Évêque de Quebec, érige Notre-Dame en paroisse canonique sous le patronyme de Saint-Nom-de-Marie M. Gilles Pérot, P.S.S. Curé.

1823-1829: Construction de l’église actuelle. M. James O’Donnell, architecte. Bénédiction en 1829 par M. Auguste Roux, P.S.S., Supérieur du Séminaire

1888-1891: Construction de la chapelle du Sacré-Coeur. MM. Perrault et Mensnard, architectes. M. Alfred-L. Sentenne, P.S.S., Curé.

16 mai 1929: Consécration de l’église par Mgr. Georges Gauthier, archevêque coadjuteur de Montréal. M. Olivier Maurault. P.S.S., Curé.

15 février 1982: Sa Sainteté Jean-Paul II élève l’église Notre-Dame au rang de basilique mineure.

11 septembre 1984: Visite du Papa Jean-Paul II à Notre-Dame. Mgr. Paul Gregoire, archevêque de Montréal. M. Émilius Goulet, P.S.S., Supérieur provincial. Mgr. Fernand Lecavalier, P.S.S., P.H., Curé.

English translation:
1657: Arrival of the Sulpicians in Ville-Marie. Gabriel
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 31, 2014
2. History of Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal Marker
Queylus, P.S.S., Superior. Gabriel Souart, P.S.S. Cure-missionary.

1672-1683: Construction of the first Church of Our Lady in the axis of Notre Dame. François Dollier Casson, PSS, Superior of the seminar.

October 30, 1687: Mgr. Laval, Bishop of Quebec, erected Our Lady canonical parish under the surname of Saint-Nom-de-Marie Gilles Perot PSS Priest.

1823-1829: Construction of the current church. Mr. James O'Donnell, architect. Consecrated in 1829 by Mr. Auguste Roux, PSS, Superior of the Seminary

1888-1891: Construction of the Sacred Heart Chapel. Messrs. Perrault and Mensnard, architects. Alfred-L. Sentenne, P.S.S., pastor.

May 16, 1929: Dedication of the church by Mgr. Georges Gauthier, Coadjutor Archbishop of Montreal. Olivier Maurault. P.S.S., pastor.

February 15, 1982: His Holiness John Paul II elevates the Notre Dame Church to a minor basilica.

September 11, 1984: Visit of Pope John Paul II to Our Lady. Mgr. Paul Gregory, Archbishop of Montreal. Mr. Emilius Goulet, PSS, Provincial Superior. Mgr. Fernand Lecavalier, P.S.S., P. H., pastor.
 
Location. 45° 30.274′ N, 73° 33.39′ W. Marker is in Montréal, Quebec, in Montréal (region). Marker is on Rue Notre Dame Ouest just from Rue Saint-Sulpice. Click for map.
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 31, 2014
3. History of Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Rue Notre Dame Ouest, Montréal, Quebec H2Y 2V5, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Basilique Notre-Dame / Notre-Dame Basilica (a few steps from this marker); Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve (within shouting distance of this marker); Jeanne Mance (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac (about 180 meters away); L’Ancien Édifice de la Douane / The Old Custom House (about 240 meters away); Aux origines de Montréal / The origins of Montréal (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Saint-Laurent Boulevard (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Montréal’s Founders and First Colonists Monument (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Montréal.
 
Also see . . .  Notre-Dame Basilica (Montreal) - Wikipedia. The main construction work took place between 1824 and 1829. The cornerstone was laid at Place d"Armes on September 1, 1824. The sanctuary was finished in 1830, and the first tower in 1841, the second in 1843. On its completion, the church was the largest in North America. It remained the largest in North America for over fifty years. (Submitted on March 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Interior of Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 31, 2014
4. Interior of Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal
Interior of Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 31, 2014
5. Interior of Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal
<i>Montreal, Place d'Armes u Notre Dame Church</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Ilustrated Postcard Co., Montreal, circa 1907
6. Montreal, Place d'Armes u Notre Dame Church
 
 
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