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.