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More Churches of Québec’s Eastern Townships – Église Saint-Patrice – Magog
Earlier this year we spent a few days exploring the Eastern Townships of southern Québec which is situated east of Montréal and south of the Saint Laurence River all the way down to the U.S. border.
Over the years the region became home to a diverse mix of settlers from the original French and then British colonies, and then later joined by Irish and Scottish immigrants, as well as American loyalists.
These influences are seen throughout the region not only in the names of the towns, such as Sherbrooke, Stanstead, Lennoxville or Granby, Bromont, and Val-Saint-Francois, but also in the eclectic mix of architectural styles found there.
Nowhere is this mix of styles more obvious than in the region’s churches.
A few weeks ago I posted some pics of l’Église du Sacré-Coeur in Stanstead. Today we look at L’Église Saint-Patrice (Saint Patrick’s) catholic church in the town of Magog. Originally built in 1886-87 and repaired and expanded after the collapse of the original bell tower during a winter storm in 1894, it is the largest catholic church in the town of 25,000.
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