THE HONOURABLE MAKA KOTTO VISITS THE AUGUSTINIAN SISTERS OF CHICOUTIMI
On July 11, the Honourable Maka Kotto, Minister of Culture and Communications, accepted an invitation from the Superior of the Hôtel-Dieu de Chicoutimi monastery, Sister Jeanne-d'Arc Guillemette, and visited St. Joseph’s Oratory chapel.
The minister’s visit was an opportunity to highlight the fact that, as of October 8, 2012, the chapel and much of its contents are classified under Quebec’s Cultural Heritage Act and, as such, are protected by the articles of the act and listed in the province’s register of cultural heritage.
The heritage status of the chapel built in the beginning of the 1940s is due to its architecture and interior design that are typical of the religious art produced in Quebec at the time.
Mr. Kotto also expressed the hope that the classification protect the memory of the Augustinian Sisters’ works of charity and compassion and help raise public awareness of the community’s invaluable contribution to the development of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region and to Quebec society in general.
For more information on the heritage status of the chapel (in French only)