Notre-Dame Basilica Montreal — Part 2


Saint Leo the Great overlooking the congregation from above the pulpit

Saint Leo the Great overlooking the congregation from above the pulpit

Unfortunately not even as magnificent a structure as this is immune from vandalism.  In 1978 the Chapelle du Sacré-Cœur (Chapel of the Sacred Heart) was destroyed by arson.  Luckily, the main structure was spared.  But tragedy often brings opportunity, and the chapel was rebuilt in a mixture of old and new.

Chapelle du Sacré-Cœur was rebuilt after arson

Chapelle du Sacré-Cœur was rebuilt after arson

Much of the stained glass is absolutely stunning, as one would expect of a structure this magnificent.

Magnificent stained glass

Magnificent stained glass

But it’s the scenery behind the altar that draws the eye immediately upon entry into Notre-Dame.

Notre-Dame Basilica Montreal-012Even so, the pulpit manages to hold its own when it comes to visually making an impact.

Ezekiel and Jeremiah sit at the base of the pulpit

Ezekiel and Jeremiah sit at the base of the pulpit

And now it’s time to present today’s photo gallery.  Click on any image below to bring up the slide show.

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