The Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal church is given life again
The church walls of the Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal regained their youthful appearance as a result of repairs performed by Stone Crafts, under the supervision of the architect Claude Matte. It acts as a new church that has opened its doors for a few days now.
The cost of the contract awarded by the Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal factory were paid by the Quebec Religious Heritage Council and Heritage Foundation who provided $30,000 to ensure the realization of these major restoration work. The church walls were mounted with field stones made by farmers in 1774 for the section corresponding to the walls of the current nave and in 1812 for the extension consists of the transepts, choir and sacristy, as reported historian Lise Chartier, who transcribed deeds quote describing this work in his latest book "the island Perrot 1765-1854". In the steeple of repair work and of the facade executed in 1901, the old facade stones were used to fill the church with a portico constituting the current entrance overlooking the river while the new façade was mounted stone size according to a plan of Alcide floor.
The Heritage Foundation Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal provides animation to the scene during the summer. It presents "The mysterious kidnapping," a new play performed by young artists from high school Chêne-Bleu in the theater of the Memorial Chapel Sunday 3 July, 24 July and 7 August at 15 hours as well as 'weekday, Thursday, July 7, Wednesday 20, July 27 and August 3 in the morning and afternoon. The programming of the 2016 season on the heritage site Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal is detailed www.fondationsjdc.org/activites