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Sainte-Flavie in La Mitis MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

L'église de Sainte-Flavie Church

Sainte-Flavie, “Porte de la Gaspésie"

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
1. L'église de Sainte-Flavie Church Marker
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La vie religieuse à Sainte-Flavie

Depuis la fondation de la paroisse en 1829, trois églises ont été construites à Sainte-Flavie. Les habitants érigent leur premier temple entre 1848 et 1850. Comme dans la plupart des nouvelles paroisses de l'époque, le bâtiment, de petites dimensions (84 pieds x 40 pieds), est construit en bois. La moitié de la sacristie sert alors de presbytère. Le prêtre de la paroisse réalise rapidement le besoin de construire un presbytère adéquat, ce qui sera fait en 1853.

Malgré l'espace libéré dans la sacristie par le déménagement du presbytère, l'église de bois devient trop petite pour la population grandissante de la paroisse. Si bien qu'en 1872, on décide de construire une église mieux adaptée aux exigences du moment. Après de nombreuses hésitations sur la forme et les dimensions du nouveau lieu de culte, on entame les travaux en 1878. Finalement, l'inauguration a lieu à la fête de Noël 1884. Les paroissiens ont désormais à leur disposition une belle et vaste église de pierre taillée (142 pieds X 60 pieds).

En 1948, un désastre survient dans la communauté flavienne : son

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By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
2. L'église de Sainte-Flavie Church Marker
Marker is between the two sets of steps
église est complètement détruite lors d'un incendie. Loin de se laisser abattre, la fabrique entreprend la construction d'un nouvel édifice. En seulement un an, une nouvelle église voit le jour en lieu et place de l'ancienne. Au plan architectural, on dit qu'elle s'inspire de la basilique Saint-Paul Hors-les-Murs de Rome.

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• La deuxième église de Sainte-Flavie [vers 1920].

• Intérieur de la deuxième église de Sainte-Flavie [vers 1929].

• Maquette de la première église.
Une maquette réalisée par Dany Castonguay en 1979 nous propose une représentation de la première église de Sainte-Flavie.

[English translation]

Religious life in Sainte-Flavie

Since the founding of the parish in 1829, three churches have been built in Sainte-Flavie. The inhabitants erected their first temple between 1848 and 1850. As with most new parishes of the time, the building was small (84 feet x 40 feet), and built of wood. Half of the sacristy then served as the rectory. The parish priest quickly realized the need to build a suitable rectory, which was done in 1853.

Despite the space liberated in the sacristy with the removal of the rectory, the wooden church became too small for the growing population. So, in 1872 the parish decided to build

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a church better adapted to the needs of the time. After many debates on the size and shape of the new place of worship, work began in 1878. Finally, the dedication took place at the 1884 Christmas party. The parishioners now had at their disposal a beautiful and large church of cut stone (142 feet X 60 feet).

In 1948, disaster occurred in the Flavian community with the church being completely destroyed by fire. Far from being brought down by the event, the parish undertook the construction of a new building. In just one year, a new church was born. Architecturally, it is said to be inspired by the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.

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• The second Sainte-Flavie church [around 1920].

• Interior of the second Sainte-Flavie church [around 1929].

• Model of the first church.
A model made by Dany Castonguay in 1979 offers a representation of the first Sainte-Flavie church.

 
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Location. 48° 36.668′ N, 68° 13.756′ W. Marker is in Sainte-Flavie, Quebec, in La Mitis MRC. Marker is on route de la Mer (Quebec Route 132) just north of route Flavie-Drapeau, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map

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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 507 route de la Mer, Sainte-Flavie, Quebec G0J 2L0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Le presbytère / The Rectory (within shouting distance of this marker); La grange à dîme / The Tithe Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); La maison du bedeau / The Sexton's House (within shouting distance of this marker); La Vielle Auberge / The Old Inn (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Le magasin général / The General Store (about 90 meters away); La maison Langlois (about 120 meters away); Place Clément-Chouinard Plaza (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Les Jardins de Métis (approx. 7.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sainte-Flavie.
 
Also see . . .
1. L'église de Sainte-Flavie. (Submitted on January 22, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Église de Sainte-Flavie. (Submitted on January 22, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Un peu d'histoire sur Sainte-Flavie. (Submitted on January 22, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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