Project 365 – Day 64: Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Tres-Saint-Sacrement
March 4 2012
I discovered a beautiful church today on avenue du Mont-Royal. I actually posted a photograph of the exterior of the Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Tres-Saint-Sacrement back on February 5th, but at that time didn’t venture inside. I knew from reading up on the church after photographing it then, that there was a gem waiting to be photographed and the research didn’t disappoint.
The sannctuary and church was built at the end of the 19th century for the community of priests of the same name – Tres-Saint-Sacrement. The somewhat plain facade of the church hides an extremely colorful interior designed by Montreal architect Jean-Baptiste Resther (1830-1896).
The murals were added by Quebec artist Georges Delfosse (1869-1939), who, in 1915, began his painting of the ceiling and the walls of the choir, representing Eucharistic symbols and related narrative scenes. Delfosse was assisted by two other artists — T.-X. Renaud and Narcisse Poirier.
Access to the church on the first floor is via sweeping staircases.
As mentioned at the beginning, the facade of the church is fairly plain.
After leaving the church, I really had to grab a picture of this colorful guy outside who was preaching to those that would listen.
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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.