Discovering Montréal's Religious Heritage

Discovering Montréal's Religious Heritage
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This one-of-a-kind guide invites visitors to discover the diverse religious heritage of Montréal and its region. Its dozen inspiring tours through Montréal’s various neighbourhoods reveal the exceptionally rich heritage sites that make the city a spiritual and religious tourism destination unique in North America.

Conceived both for pilgrims whose travels are motivated by faith, and for travellers who are interested in architecture, art and history, this guide shines a light on countless sacred sites such as sanctuaries, basilicas, cathedrals, churches, cemeteries and temples of various faiths. In full colour and lavishly illustrated with magnificent photos, it highlights the richness of Montréal’s religious heritage, whether it be ancient or modern, and showcases former religious buildings that have been successfully converted to other uses.

Table des matières

Table des matières
Discovering Montréal's Religious Heritage 1
Contents 6
Preface 8
Montréal’s Religious Heritage… 11
About the Author 16
In the Heart of the Old City 18
Downtown: The Road to Christianity 46
On the Mountainside 78
Westmount and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce: the Anglophone Heritage 98
Plateau Mont-Royal and the Neighbourhoods East of the Mountain 112
Along the Banks of the Lachine Canal 146
The Soul of Working-Class Francophone Montréal 156
A Tour of the West Island 174
Getting to the Point: Montréal’s East End 190
Northern Montréal, at the Crossroads of Ancient and Modern 202
Montréal’s South Shore: Holy Places Along the River 214
Even More Discoveries 228
Some Artists, Artisans and Architects 232
Index 236
Index of Artists, Artisans and Architects 238