Notre Dame de Bon Secours Chapel, Montreal

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    Bonsecours Church

    by Polly74 Updated May 4, 2004

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    Bonsecours Church

    As you walk on you'll notice the hustle and bustle increasing, the laughter and conversations enlivening the streets.
    For centuries, Montrealers and visitors have gathered here to shop, stroll, and chat, or even to offer prayers to Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours for the safe return of loved ones off at sea.

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    L'eglise de Notre Dame de Bonsecours

    by MDH Updated Feb 22, 2004

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    The beautiful 18th centry Notre Dame de Bonsecours

    In English, Our Lady of Good Help, is located on the rue Saint Paul in Old Town. Known as the Sailor's Church, many French sailors in the 18th and 19th centuries prayed here before setting off to voyage up and down the river and beyond into the Atlantic. The Virgin's arms are stretched for all the sailors traveling the St. Lawrence. Notre Dame de Bonsecours is a beautiful place to stop by, and is a fine example of the early Catholic churches built in Quebec by the French.

    Inside there is a museum dedicated to Marguerite Bougeoys, Montreal's first teacher and one of Quebec's saints, canonized in 1982.

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    Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours

    by SNEAKS Written Feb 18, 2003

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    This chapel was my introduction to Montreal. The first of many churches I would visit, and by far, the best. Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours was built in 1678 and is also known as the Sailor's Church. The fisherman had a special attachment to the church, which whould welcome them home from it's location at the Vieux-Port. Make sure you climb to the top of the church's tower. There are excellent views of the port from the tower.

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    Visit the Magnificent...

    by akram_guirgu Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Visit the Magnificent 'Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours' chapel.
    It is called the 'Sailors'Church' because of the wooden ship models hanging inside which the sailors gave to the church as thanks for being saved at sea.There is a museum in the basement of this church which tells the story of the woman, Marguerite Bourgeoys, who founded the church and a nuns'order called the Congregation of Notre-Dame.This nun and teacher was made a saint in 1982.The tower of the old church is a great place for a view of Old Montreal.

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    Bonsecours church

    by solopes Updated Feb 20, 2014

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    Also known as the sailor's church, this chapel started in the 17th century was burnt, and rebuilt in the 18th. A wooden image rescued from the fire is venerated as a blessing for the sailors

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    Marché Bonsecours

    by albert34 Written Jun 9, 2012
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    Once inside it is not the usual market ,it's rather a series of bistros,bars and handicraft shops in a modern style.

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    Chapelle Notre Dame de Bonsecours

    by Jim_Eliason Written Aug 20, 2006

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    This small church also houses the Musee Marguerite-bourgeoys. The chapel was built in 1657 and dedicated to mariners.

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    Marche Bonsecours

    by el_ruso Written Aug 15, 2005

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    This beautiful silver-domed building houses boutiques and there are many nice restaurants around it.

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    Marche Bonsecours

    by SFHulaGIrl Written Jun 3, 2005

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    Located in the heart of Old Montreal, the Marche Bonsecours houses several restaurants and boutique stores. Contemporary photography, arts & crafts are often exhibited here.

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