Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Peace And Quiet Within A Church

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church can be found among the buildings on the University of Ottawa campus. It dates back to 1856, having had been founded by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The present church dates back to the early 1930s, replacing one lost to fire. It is built in the Neo-Gothic style. It's quite a peaceful sanctuary- any time I visit, I'm struck by the sense of quiet inside. I'll be showing you more from here over the next two days.

32 comments:

  1. Being a HSP (highly sensitive person) and not being fond of noise, I would gladly welcome the quiet here. Lovely, William! :)

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  2. A beautiful building. By the way, I also love quiet places.

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  3. Peaceful quiet & cool is what I expect when visiting a church

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  4. The church building stands out from the others. Church is the place to find peace and quite.

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  5. I can feel the eerie, respectful, silence of these photos! It is getting harder and harder to find quiet space.

    Janis
    GDP

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  6. It does look so peaceful here William, gorgeous colours in the stained glass window.

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  7. Coming from our noise polluted outside to a quit peaceful place is pleasant.

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  8. @Linda: thank you!

    @Whisk: me too.

    @VP: it's a church with a lot of history here in the city.

    @Bill: this one fills the bill.

    @Nancy: it's quite a contrast with a church that it's partnered with, which I've photographed a few days ago and will be showing sometime soon.

    @Janis: it really is.

    @Grace: the stained glass in this church particularly impressed me.

    @Red: it really is, yes.

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  9. I looks so peaceful, and very old world! Great shots, as always :)

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  10. A place that invites peace and tranquility.

    Tomás.

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  11. Churches should always be places of peace and serenity, but they're not. Not always, anyway.

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  12. I imagine since it is in the University that it is open during the day! A peaceful escape for many.

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  13. A very grand church. I love those old stone buildings.

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  14. Love old stone churches like this. Majestic. Don't much care for the symbols and statuary, though! :)

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  15. I'm just thinking about how many churches were replaced about that same period because of fires.

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  16. I like your 2nd photo of the door with the light above.

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  17. Nice. But I'd love to see the original one that went up in flames.

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  18. For some reason, it looks like a monastery to me!

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  19. Interesting you felt it 'quiet ' inside perhaps it's shuts out all the worlds problems..

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  20. hey there. i am late this week. sorry about that. was on a long weekend. family reunion and all. gorgeous church. ( :

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  21. @Meradeth: thank you!

    @Tomas: it does that.

    @Cloudia: it does look like a castle.

    @Norma: not always, no.

    @RedPat: it seems to be a very active place, in terms of its work within the community, so at least any time I've been by, the sanctuary's open. I think there's always someone in the building during the day.

    @Halcyon: so do I.

    @Lowell: the old stone has character.

    @Revrunner: it has a neighbouring church that suffered a more recent fire, and was rebuilt. I'll be showing that one at some point.

    @Marleen: it's a very distinctive door!

    @Ciel: I'll see if I can find a link for one of the next two posts.

    @Cheryl: I can see that too. There's a Dominican seminary here in town that very much has that feel to it.

    @Geoff: I think it does.

    @Beth: a good reason to be off!

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  22. Beautiful. I can't wait for the other visits.

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  23. Quiet is good. Love the pic.

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  24. I'll bet it's pleasantly cool during the warmer part of summer, too. Lovely building.

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  25. From the outside it looks a bit like the Chapel at Hartford's Trinity College, but the inside of your chapel is much more contemporary.

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  26. @Mari: thank you!

    @Shelly: thanks!

    @Tex: I certainly think so.

    @Kay: yes, it is. I've been in there in summer and winter, and it feels comfortable.

    @Jack: at some point I've seen pics of that place, so I can understand. The present church dating from the 30s would have more of a modern look.

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  27. love how sturdy the doors are.....................

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