Saint Patrick’s of Montreal: the Biography of a Basilica by Alan Hustak

Saint Patrick’s of Montreal: the Biography of a Basilica by Alan Hustak

£23.95

Softcover

Publisher: Vehicule Press

Publication Date: 1998

Condition: Used; very good, light shelf wear to card covers, internally pages are clean and crisp and the binding remains tight and intact. Appears to be unread.

175pp,  b/w illustrations. 230mm by 150mm, 340g.

1 in stock

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Saint Patrick's of Montreal: the Biography of a Basilica by Alan Hustak

Dossier Quebec Series.

Saint Patrick's Basilica is more than a religious institution, the church is older than Canada,  and has been at the heart of the episcopal, linguistic, political and social history of Montreal. This history offers a fascinating glimpse of the creative tension that existed between English-speaking Irish Roman Catholics and French-Canadians. Divided by language but united by faith they clashed in a struggle of wills. It is the story of stubborn bishops, dynamic pastors and colourful parishioners who contributed to the evolution of  the basilica from a branch chapel of Notre-Dame, to the parent church of Montreal's 250,000 English-speaking Roman Catholics.