Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Another visit to Montreal ...............

Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde

The statues on top are

of the patron saints from 13 parishes

in Montreal

who donated them.

The Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World (French: Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is the seat of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Montreal. It is the third largest church in Quebec after St. Joseph's Oratory (also in Montreal) and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré east of Quebec City.

The church is located at 1085 Cathedral Street, at the corner of René Lévesque Boulevard and Metcalfe Street, near the Bonaventure metro station and Central Station in downtown Montreal.

If you ever get a chance to visit , I hope that you do .. it wonderful and you can also get a free guide to show you around. I didn't take the offer up, as didn't have much time. But definitely would of done.

Blessed Brother Andre

who founded St Joseph's Oratory in

the previous post , will become a

Saint on 17th October.

Brother Andre will become the

first Canadian-born man to be canonized a

saint in the Catholic Church. The canonization

will take place, during a solemn mass celebrated

by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.

Click on photos to enlarge.


  1. Bonjour Anne ~ I never realised that Canada had such beautiful historic buildings. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful indeed..I always love such buildings, there's so much history and character :)

  3. Shame that you missed out on the guided tour! What a spectacular Cathederal!

  4. I don' think I will ever make it to Canada but this was a great guided tour. Thanks. Diane

  5. Very amazing, I don't remember much from my last trip in Montreal (I was in my early 20's) I didn't see alot of churches but I did go to 1 or 2.
    Your pics are amazing!

  6. Montreal is one of my FAVORITE cities in the world. Used to go there all the time back in the days that I was touring with the band. Great food, great wine... I love Schwartz deli but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Moishe steak house where they serve "terroir" meat. Great city.

    Loving your photos, too! have fun and travel safe... :-)

  7. You have an award from me. I posted it yesterday on my blog!

  8. Oh I hate to say this but I have never visited Quebec... I so want to go...what amazing images.

    Thank you for sharing. xoxoxo
    Hugs for a great day.

  9. That looks like an incredible place. Beautiful.


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