I am starting off a series today on a number of churches in Ottawa. Sacre-Coeur is a French speaking Roman Catholic church set on the campus at the University of Ottawa. The parish is partnered with St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church, an English speaking church across the street, and they have common roots. St. Joseph's was founded by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1856, and in 1889, the French speaking families started Sacre-Coeur. The current building dates from the 1970s, a replacement for the previous church, which burned in a fire. The architecture is interesting, with the sanctuary being a multi-sided shape instead of the usual rectangle, creating a more intimate feel. Check out this link for a look at what the church looked like before the fire, and what's now in its original location.
There's a small chapel accessible, even when the rest of the church is closed, for passing students. The stained glass in here really caught my attention. It's very different from what one might expect.