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The 350th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Québec
The first Holy Door outside of Europe
December 8, 2013 to December 28, 2014
Everyday • all day
The Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral was the first cathedral built in North America, making Notre-Dame de Québec the first Catholic parish founded north of the Spanish colonies.
The 350th anniversary celebrations will honour different aspects of our society: faith, history, family, heritage, culture, and lasting legacies for future generations.
In addition to the many organized activities surrounding its 350th jubilee, Notre-Dame de Québec will be honoured with the first Holy Door outside of Europe. People of goodwill are invited to make a pilgrimage in the historic footsteps of our ancestors and walk through the Holy Door.
The Québec City Area has more of the province’s classified religious heritage than anywhere else. An incredible wealth of religious diversity can be felt in more than 130 churches, 20 conventual chapels, 2 cathedrals and 2 basilicas, all of which bear witness to the many origins that colonized the region. Learn more
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December 28, 2014
Closing of the Jubilee and the Holy Door on the Feast of the Holy Family....
July 11, 2014
Feast of the Dedication of the Cathedral Basilica Notre-Dame de Québec....
December 8, 2013
The opening of the Holy Door in the Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral marks a historic moment because it will be the first Holy Door of the Catholic tradition outside Europe and the seventh in the world.
September 15, 2014
Pontifical Mass celebrated by the Papal Legate for the 350th Anniversary of the founding of Notre-Dame de Québec....