70 Rue Saint-Pierre
May 26, 2019Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
St. Norbert Catholic Church
Built in 1883, the church that once stood here was destroyed by fire in 1929. The current church was built on the ruins and is home to a restored 1906 organ from Sacré-Coeur Parish in Winnipeg.
Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Bon Secours
A former priest of Saint-Norbert, Father Noël Ritchot, played a key role in the events leading to the creation of Manitoba. Sent to Ottawa by Louis Riel, he successfully negotiated the terms of Manitoba’s entrance into the Canadian Federation. Father Ritchot built the chapel in fulfillment of a promise if the political crisis could be resolved without bloodshed. The chapel is decorated by frescoes from Constantin Tauffenbach with the ceiling restored by the Franco-Manitoban artiste Robert Freynet in 1994.
Guided tours will run throughout the day, lasting 30 minutes.