Ignace Bourget Monument

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ignace Bourget Monument
Monument Ignace Bourget 01.jpg
Coordinates 45°29′57.10″N 73°34′6.10″W / 45.4991944°N 73.5683611°W / 45.4991944; -73.5683611
Location Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
Designer Louis-Philippe Hébert
Type Historical Monument
Material Bronze, granite
Opening date June 24, 1903
Dedicated to Ignace Bourget

The Ignace Bourget Monument is a monument of Louis-Philippe Hébert located in front of Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal.

Overview[edit]

The monument in memory of Bishop Ignace Bourget was unveiled on June 24, 1903, in front of the replica of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, which he had built. A bas-relief shows the bishop studying the plans for the building. Two allegorical statues represent Religion and Charity. It was erected by both clergy and faithful, who contributed $25,000. The sculptures and bas-reliefs were created by Louis-Philippe Hébert.

Allegorical statues[edit]

Religion
Charity


Bas-reliefs[edit]

Bishop studying the plans for the building

References[edit]