Photo of The Day 32- Notre Dame Cathedral

Posted: May 13, 2012 in Photos
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Here are two photos I took at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Montreal Canada.

Inside the front chapel looking toward the organ.

Now this is the alter piece in the back chapel (Chapel of Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur (Our Lady of the Sacred Heart)). This piece weighs 20 tons and is 16ft wide and 26ft tall.

The theme chosen by the artist shows the march of humankind toward God, represented in the form of the Holy Trinity: the Father symbolized by a shining sun, the Son by the head of Jesus and the Holy Spirit by an immense bird with extended wings. The three arches signify the difficult stages of life, the return of human beings to their Creator. The last arch represents the passage from this life to the next, illustrating at the same time the hope of eternal happiness.

Exert taken from the Cathedral’s website.

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