Teens’ Corner

Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. Quite a saga!

The story of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel is in itself another “foolish adventure” full of twists and turns, marked by Marguerite Bourgeoys’s perseverance and… by destiny.

Marguerite dreams of a chapel of pilgrimage dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. She would like it to be situated outside the town, but easily accessible on foot. She will have to wait twenty years before her dream would come true!

Unfortunately, 54 years after the death of Marguerite a terrible fire completely destroys her chapel. The more than one hundred year old oak statue of the Virgin and Child is unscathed. The chapel is rebuilt and then modified several times during the XIXth and XXth centuries. A historical and architectural jewel of Montreal, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel doors remain open to the faithful and to tourists.