Wednesday, August 1, 2012

St. Alphonsus de Ligouri Church, Chapeau, Allumette Island (QC)

Bishop Mulhall took me on an outing--during my visit with him at the time of the St. Ann's Cormac Pilgrimage--to see the historic church of St. Alphonsus Ligouri in Chapeau on Allumette Island.  It's a beautiful testament to the faith of priests and people in the past that is sustained by the Government of Quebec as a heritage site.

Today is an appropriate day to post these images as it is the feast day of this great religious reformer and founder of the Redemptorist Congregation.

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O God, who constantly raise up in your Church new examples of virtue, grant that we may follow so closely in the footsteps of the Bishop Saint Alphonsus in his zeal for souls as to attain the same rewards that are his in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


  1. Beautiful church but the marble altar looks like a late addition and doesn't blend very well with the other altars.

    What is especially striking and peaceful are the statues all clad in rosy pink like an artist's vision of Jesus and the saints in paradise.

  2. Where would we be able to find the church records today? I am a decendant of the Algonquin natives that first lived on the island.

    1. I am also most interested in locating these Church records as my husband family (Fleury) attended this Church.
      Faye Massey

  3. Our family has been vacationing in this area since the 1940's. We have been attending services at this parish since the 60's and our children have been coming since the1990's. The community are warm and welcoming. This church is so beautiful that pictures don't do justice to its majesty.

  4. Some of my ancestors are buried there. So glad it is being maintained as an heritage site.

  5. I also would like to find church records of my ancestors The Laronde