A note to my fellow bloggers, especially those using Blogger as your template. The last few days have seen repeated instances by one spammer, probably using two or more names, pulling the same Thai spammer routine we saw some months back. Co Coya is one of the names being used (Sam Nang being another), and the method is copying and pasting the comments of others (or text from your own posts) and adding in links, including in what looks like Thai spelling for their spam- which is the same page in both instances. I've seen it in my blog as well as several of yours, as well as another one going by the name Vaiybora and spamming another Thai page with the same technique. I encourage you to delete any comments from them, but also to report their profiles to Blogger as spam. To that spammer (or those spammers), I recommend you do the universe a favour and take a long walk off a short pier.
Today I have three churches, all of the Catholic version, taken on a Sunday in the latter part of March. St. Theresa's is downtown, near City Hall. It was founded in 1929, and is in the Romanesque Revival style, finished in 1933.
The other two are a short walk to the east, beyond the Rideau Canal, in the Sandy Hill neighbourhood, where they are part of the heart of campus at the University of Ottawa. The two churches are closely affiliated. Paroisse Sacre Coeur has a modern looking design. A French speaking parish that dates back to 1889, its current building replaces an earlier one that was destroyed by fire. The building also houses classrooms for the university during the week. A stained glass chapel can be seen to the left of the entrance.
Here we have views from within the chapel.
The last of these churches is St. Joseph's, a progressive Catholic church that neighbours Sacre Coeur. An Anglophone church, St. Joseph's is the root parish of the two, dating back to 1856. The English and French speaking portions of the parish at the time decided on two churches in 1889, hence the existence of Sacre Coeur, but the two churches remain closely linked, physically as neighbours and in terms of ministry. The current building is the third church built for the parish, after the second one was destroyed by fire in 1930. It is in a Neo-Gothic style, something this city has no shortage of.