Thursday, May 4, 2017

Places Of Sanctuary And Peace

I was out in Vanier on Good Friday in April to photograph a couple of large cemeteries, and this church happened to be near one of them. Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes is the oldest Catholic parish in Vanier, dating back to 1887. The current very modern building, finished in 1975, replaced its predecessor, which had been lost in a fire. 


The church has a grotto nearby, with this cross on a hill dominating the spot.


These I took on Easter Monday in the Glebe. The weather was considerably more damp. St. Giles Presbyterian Church is the first one.


The second one is a short distance away. Ecclesiax Church is associated with the Free Methodist Church.

26 comments:

  1. Love the window in the fourth from the bottom.

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  2. I do like the second church you show. Lovely window, is it stained glass?

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  3. Ha! I liked the last image the best. At first, I thought the bicycle rack was the "sanctuary". Would have been for me, a cyclist. :-)

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  4. That church in the first photo is quite mod! Impossible to predict it has such deep roots.

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. The Roman Catholic church looks rather like some I've seen here...very modern. The others are quite traditional. I haven't seen a Free Methodist church in years. They are all very interesting.

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  6. The new modern Catholic church really stands out as.. different. Quite unusual for a Catholic church!

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  7. Old and new, very different from each other.

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  8. ...places that we all need.

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  9. love all the windows. nice designs. ( :

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  10. I would have never guessed that the first one was a Catholic Church.

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  11. @Linda: thanks!

    @Whisk: so do I.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Marleen: it is. I have seen it lit up inside.

    @Revrunner: that figures!

    @Janis: it looks like a spaceship.

    @Lowell: I assume the Free Methodists are an offshoot of the Methodists.

    @Grace: it is!

    @Marianne: quite so!

    @Tom: indeed.

    @Beth: I agree.

    @Janey: you'd think Pentacostal.

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  12. That cemetery looks very much like one from my old home town in Illinois.

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  13. Interesting comparison of very modern to traditional church buildings.

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  14. I like the picture of cross with sourroundings the most. Posts about Vanier churches are very good. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Love the modern as well as the traditional church. Beautiful buildings.

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  16. Excellent selection of different churches. Very nice!

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  17. @Sharon: grotto, I assume?

    @Red: quite a difference.

    @Klara: you're welcome.

    @Nancy: they are.

    @Bill: thank you!

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  18. A good series. The Catholic Church does not look like any I've seen. It must be the huge city.

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  19. Another interesting selection. Notre Dame looks very 1970s.

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  20. It is always interesting to see the slightly different building styles.
    A very nice series of photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  21. I enjoyed visiting them in your photos very much William. Thanks for your nice work, and your friendly comments which I enjoy :)

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  22. These are lovely churches, thanks William. I echo Cloudia's comment, thank you so much for visiting and always leaving such nice comments on my blog. Always very much appreciated :)

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  23. I always love seeing your church photos.

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