Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dominican Monastery, Québec City, QC

Dominican Monastery
Plains of Abraham
Québec City, QC
Another Roman Catholic monument 
will be demolished in 2011. 
Located near the Québec Art Museum, the city has purchased the Monastery. The demolition will begin on March 21 & should be concluded by July of this year. The city intends to build an addition to the Museum by using this property.

Benedictine Convent in Mont-Laurier, QC

Built in 1950,
the Benedictine Monastery 
in Mont-Laurier, QC
will be demolished.
The Benedictine Sisters arrived in Mont-Laurier in 1934. Today they number 15 women, who will be relocated, although their destination has not yet been disclosed. There are few, if any, vocations; therefore, the only solution is the destruction of their present monastery. The sale of the bluiding & its grounds began in November 2010. The sisters must vacate the monastery by April 2011.

LECLAIR surname & variations in RHODE ISLAND

Looking for info re: 
who lived in Woonsocket, RI 
in the 1940's. 
One couple may have lived on Front St or in that area. Anyone willing to share family genealogy re: these surnames would be welcome. Thanks!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Query re: St-Philippe church in Trois-Rivières, QC

I was recently asked about St-Philippe church, located near the port in Trois-Rivières, QC. This church is slated to be sold and/or destroyed.
There was a site that was created for this church, but I have been unable to find it. 
You may see photos of some of the paintings 
that lwere located in the church, 
by clicking on the title above. 
Hopefully, the article will remain online for awhile.

Partial survey of church sales in QC

In the Brome-Missisquoi region, the following churches have been sold (date within parentheses):
1)   East Farnham Anglican Church (1984),
2)   Brome Church (1985),
3)   Brill United Church (circa 1987),
4)   St-Andrew's Anglican Church (1994),
5)   Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc (1998),
6)   Church of the Good Shepperd (1999),
7)   Brigham United Church (2003),
8)   Sainte-Sabine (2006),
9)   St. John Anglican Church (2006),
10)  Saint-Pierre-de-Véronne (2007),
11)  Saint-Ignace de Stanbridge (2008),
12)  Saint-Fabien (2008),
13)  Emmanuel United Church (2010).
Among these churches, 18 now belong to private citizens.
In the Haut-Richelieu region, Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens church in enise-en-Québec was sold to the city in 2009, but masses are still held in the building for the faithful.
In the Haute-Yamaska area, the city of Granby purchased
Assomption church in 2004 et Saint-Benoît church in  2008. Both are used as Community Centers. Saint-Joseph church now belong to the  CSSS (Social Services Agency) of the Haute-Yamaska since 2005, but masses are still being celebrated in that building.