CO-CATHEDRAL OF SAINT-ANTOINE-DE-PADOUE

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In 1725, during the French regime, construction began on the first church in Longueuil. It was destroyed by fire, and a second church was inaugurated in 1814. The number of parishioners continued to increase, and the church was short on space. The current building was constructed from 1885 to 1887 around the old one, which was then demolished from the inside. The church became the co-cathedral of the Saint-Jean-Longueuil diocese in 1982.

The co-cathedral’s imposing and magnificent architecture includes a bell tower that rises to 81 metres (265 feet). It houses a number of religious art pieces and bears witness to the rich history of Longueuil and its people.

In the shape of a Greek cross, the Co-Cathedral of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue is impressive for its grandeur as well as for the artistic works it houses.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Stained glass windows showing the life of Saint Antoine de Padoue

Exceptionally beautiful three-dimensional Stations of the Cross

Frescoes showing events from the life of Saint Antoine de Padoue

Two organs built by the reputed Casavant Frères

Imposing statues of saints, apostles and well-known religious figures

A museum displaying hundreds of religious objects

An imposing crypt containing the remains of Baroness LeMoyne d’Iberville, a representative of one of New France’s most illustrious families

A Norman-style Calvary cross dating from the 16th century, donated by the city of Longueuil, Normandy

Tomb of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher exposed in the chapel dedicated to her.

ADDRESS

Corner of St-Charles Street and Chemin de Chambly, Longueuil, QC
450 674-1549

INFORMATION OR RESERVATIONS

Société historique et culturelle du Marigot

450.677.4573