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Saint-Quentin in Restigouche County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
 

La croix et le coq du clocher / The Steeple Cross and Rooster Vane

Haltes à travers le temps / Steps in History

 
 
La croix et le coq du clocher / The Steeple Cross and Rooster Vane Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 17, 2018
1. La croix et le coq du clocher / The Steeple Cross and Rooster Vane Marker
Inscription.  

La croix et le coq sont au sommet de la plus haute structure de la Ville de Saint-Quentin. Le coq et la croix du clocher de l'église du Très Saint-Sacrement proviennent de l'église précédente détruite par le feu au soir du 10 octobre 1944 ainsi que la salle paroissiale.

Lorsque le fue fut découvert vers les 21h15, il était déjà trop tard pour sauver quoi que ce soit. Grâce à l'aide admirable de nombreux paroissiens, ainsi qu'au secours des membres de la C.V.C. de Kedgwick et des pompiers de Saint-Léonard, il fut possible d'épargner le presbytère et d'empêcher le feu de se propager aux habitations voisines. Le coq et la croix ont été réparés et placés au sommet du clocher de la nouvelle église, construite en 1946-1947. Cette dernière est entièrement à l'épreuve du feu.

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• Première grande Église, détruite par le feu en 1944

• Entretien du coq et de la croix, juillet 2003

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Very Holy Sacrament Catholic Church and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 17, 2018
2. Very Holy Sacrament Catholic Church and Markers
La croix et le coq du clocher / The Steeple Cross and Rooster Vane marker on right
rooster vane located on the steeple of the Very Holy Sacrament church comes from the previous church that was victim of a fire. On the evening of October 10, 1944, the flames devoured Saint-Quentin's church and parish hall. By the time the fire alarm was given around 9:15 pm, it was already too late to save anything at all. The heroic salvaging efforts of numerous parishioners added to the rescue actions of Kedgwick CVC and the Saint-Léonard Fire Brigade to save the presbytery and prevent the fire from spreading to the neighbouring constructions. At the time, Eudore Martin was the priest and J.A. Plourde the vicar.

The rooster and the cross were repaired and placed at the top of the new church built in 1946-1947, which is entirely fireproof.

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• First Church, destroyed by fire in 1944

• Cross and vane maintenance, July 2003
 
Erected by Société du Patrimoine de Saint-Quentin, Ville de Saint-Quentin, and Others.
 
Location. 47° 30.652′ N, 67° 23.519′ W. Marker is in Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick, in Restigouche County. Marker is on rue Canada (New Brunswick Route 17) just south of rue Deschênes, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 188 rue Canada, Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick E8A 1G9, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Le monument aux fondateurs / The Founders Monument (here, next to this marker); Saint-Quentin Hommage militaire / Military Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); M114 155mm Howitzer (approx. 15.2 kilometers away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 15.3 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Paroisse Très Saint-Sacrement de Saint-Quentin. (Submitted on October 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Paroisse Très Saint-Sacrement de Saint-Quentin on Facebook. (Submitted on October 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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