Jesuit Chapel (Chapelle des Jesuites), Quebec City

Jesuit Chapel (Chapelle des Jesuites), Quebec City

The Jesuit Chapel is located on the former grounds of the Jesuit college in Old Quebec. It was constructed between 1818 and 1820, following the design by architect François Baillairgé.

Initially, the chapel was administered by priests from the Notre Dame Basilica-Cathedral, whose congregation took over the management of the Jesuit College after the Jesuit order was expelled from Quebec in 1773. In 1842, the Jesuits were permitted to return, and in 1856, they established a residence nearby. A year later, the chapel underwent expansion, including the addition of new windows on both sides, but it wasn't officially transferred to the Jesuits until 1907.

In 1930, architects Ludger Robitaille and Gabriel Desmeules redesigned the building's façade and altered the shape of its roof. In 1949, changes were made to the chancel, which included the removal of the nave galleries, and the chapel was dedicated to the Canadian Martyrs, with statues and relics of these martyrs housed inside.

The interior of the chapel has seen a series of modifications over the years, starting with the construction of the faux vaulting. Its focal point is the main altar, crafted by Eugène Taché in 1888, accompanied by several stained glass windows designed by Bernard Leonard in 1916.

Currently, the building serves as a charitable organization on the ground floor, situated beneath the chapel. This organization is dedicated to improving the living conditions of migrants arriving in Quebec.

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Sight Name: Jesuit Chapel (Chapelle des Jesuites)
Sight Location: Quebec City, Canada (See walking tours in Quebec City)
Sight Type: Religious
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